Patent Information : State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China [English]

China Patent Information Center [Chinese]

Intellectual Property Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region [English]

With the approval of the State Council, the Patent Office of the People's Republic of China (CPO, the predecessor of SIPO), was founded in 1980 to protect intellectual property, encourage invention and creation, help popularize inventions and their exploitation, promote the progress and innovation in science and technology, and meet the needs of socialist modernization. In 1998, With the restructuring of the government agencies, CPO was renamed SIPO and became a government institution directly under the control of the State Council. It is the competent authority in charge of patent affairs and the coordinating authority for foreign-related intellectual property issues. On March 12,1984, the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China was promulgated and went into force in 1985.



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