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5 TIPS: PROTECTING YOUR IP IN CHINA

China is Australia's largest trading partner and a preferred location for manufacturing.  These tips will provide insight into the Chinese IP system and preventing knockoffs.

1

Consider registering the Chinese translation of your trade mark to appeal to Chinese consumers and prevent trade mark squatters.

2

Always specify the details of your patent in the description of your patent. Unlike Australia, the Chinese patent system does not acknowledge diagram/graphical descriptions.

3

Licensing and technology transfer can be an effective way for Australian companies to receive revenue from the Chinese market without entering China themselves.

4

Software and business methods are now generally more patentable in China than in Australia.

5

Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan all have separate legal systems.  Protection in each territory requires separate registration.

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If you would like Wynnes to provide options and recommendations, we are happy to discuss your situation with you in person, over the phone, via email or web chat.  We are here to listen, provide assistance and help you protect your important IP assets in Australia and overseas.

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