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On O7th of May 2021, the National Intellectual Property Administration released the Letter of Approval to Launch Pilot Program of Patent Agency at Guangzhou Development Zone. According to the letter, foreigners will be permitted to take patent agent qualification examination at Guangzhou Development Zone, and foreign patent agencies can set up China representative offices at Guangzhou Development Zone. The pilot program will last for three years.

In addition, the letter is attached with two documents - Key Points of Pilot Work for Foreigners to Participate in Patent Agent Qualification Examination, and Pilot Project for Foreign Patent Agencies to Establish Permanent Representative Offices in China.


According to the documents, foreigners who meet the following requirements can take the qualification examination for patent agents in the pilot areas:

(1) Having full civil capacity;

(2) Obtaining a permanent residence permit for foreigners issued by the Chinese Government;

(3) Having the qualification of patent agent in another country or region;

(4) Can use Chinese language to participate in China's patent agent qualification examination.

 

Foreign patent agencies are encouraged to set up permanent representative offices to provide the following specialized advisory services to Chinese companies:

(1) Overseas intellectual property investment, early warning and other services;

(2) Overseas intellectual property disputes and emergency assistance services;

(3) Consulting, mediation and other services for overseas intellectual property disputes.

 

For more information please visit the website of China National Intellectual Property Administration: www.cnipa.gov.cn

 You can also Check our next article today for the Chinese version of full text of the two documents.

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Pilot Program of Foreign Patent Agency at Guangzhou Approved

You may also feel interested in:

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On O7th of May 2021, the National Intellectual Property Administration released the Letter of Approval to Launch Pilot Program of Patent Agency at Guangzhou Development Zone. According to the letter, foreigners will be permitted to take patent agent qualification examination at Guangzhou Development Zone, and foreign patent agencies can set up China representative offices at Guangzhou Development Zone. The pilot program will last for three years.

In addition, the letter is attached with two documents - Key Points of Pilot Work for Foreigners to Participate in Patent Agent Qualification Examination, and Pilot Project for Foreign Patent Agencies to Establish Permanent Representative Offices in China.


According to the documents, foreigners who meet the following requirements can take the qualification examination for patent agents in the pilot areas:

(1) Having full civil capacity;

(2) Obtaining a permanent residence permit for foreigners issued by the Chinese Government;

(3) Having the qualification of patent agent in another country or region;

(4) Can use Chinese language to participate in China's patent agent qualification examination.

 

Foreign patent agencies are encouraged to set up permanent representative offices to provide the following specialized advisory services to Chinese companies:

(1) Overseas intellectual property investment, early warning and other services;

(2) Overseas intellectual property disputes and emergency assistance services;

(3) Consulting, mediation and other services for overseas intellectual property disputes.

 

For more information please visit the website of China National Intellectual Property Administration: www.cnipa.gov.cn

 You can also Check our next article today for the Chinese version of full text of the two documents.

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