By Sukey Omran
This week’s guide focuses on protecting your trademarks in China.
The information in this guide has been provided by the Canadian Department of Industry. Please note that this guide does not constitute legal advice and is merely intended to act as an aid if you are considering global expansion.
Where is IP registered?
The China National Intellectual Property Administration, PRC (CNIPA) administers the registration of trademarks as well as the grant of patents, whereas copyright registration is overseen by the Copyright Protection Center of China (CPCC), which falls under the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC).
There are several ways to enforce your rights against unauthorized use of your IP in China, including administrative actions, customs seizures and civil litigation.
You may choose to do the following in protecting your IP rights: