Guangdong: SIPO Approves Protection Center


Source: China Daily

An intellectual property protection center in Shenzhen was recently approved by the State Intellectual Property Office and is scheduled to open later this year. Focusing on new energy and the internet, the center will establish a quick protection system, where the period for granting a utility model patent will be reduced to one month, and 15 days for an industrial design patent. It will also streamline procedures for handling complaints about IP infringements and counterfeits and offer companies services, such as IP-related monitoring and early warning, conciliation and professional guidance.