Intellectual Property in China

Overview by
National Organizations
National Office of intellectual property (SIPO) 
National administration of copyrights

Regional Organizations
Expert Group on intellectual property rights (IPEG)
International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent Law 1992
non renewable protection of 20 years Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Strasbourg agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
Law on Marks
10 years. Renewable indefinitely Trademark Law Treaty
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Patent Law
10 years  
Copyright Law
During the lifetime of the author and 50 years after his death Berne convention
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Industrial Models
Patent Law
10 years  

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