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Manage your Intellectual Property in Mainland China, HongKong, Macao and Taiwan


The China IPR SME Helpdesk is preparing a series of infographics to help you understand the main framework of IP protection in China as well as top tips for protecting your IP. The infographics will also provide you with information on how the Helpdesk can help you protect your business and innovations.

Click on the topic below to see our brand new infographics:

  • IPR Protection for the OEM industry in China new

    The term Original Equipment Manufacturer ("OEM") designates a company that only makes a part of a product, or a subsystem, to be used in another company's end product. By extension, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) also designates the agreement whereby one company commissions another to manufacture products according to certain specifications and to affix a trade mark on such products; the said products are delivered to the commissioner who sells them in the market under his own name. This infographic will provide EU SMEs with the basics of IP protection in the OEM industry in China.

  • Trade Secrets and China new

    A trade secret is any non-public information with actual or potential commercial value that is guarded by confidentiality measures. Trade secrets can ensure business advantage over competitors but must remain secret – once a trade secret becomes publicly known, it can no longer be protected as a trade secret. Most theft of trade secrets cases involve current or former employees. This infographic will provide EU SMEs with the basics of trade secrets in China.

  • IPR Protection for the Cosmetics Industry in China new

    In recent years, due to the expansion of China’s middle class, increased interest in personal care has led to the rapid development of the cosmetics industry. In addition, the adjustment of the tariff system in China and the rise of e-commerce platforms such as Taobao, Jindong contributed to the sales of cosmetics products. This infographic will provide EU SMEs with the basics of IP protection in the Cosmetics industry in China.

  • IPR Protection for the Furniture Industry in China new

    In recent years, China has been transforming from a ‘world furniture factory’ to a ‘world furniture market’. With an ever growing middle-class demand for European products is rising. In China, the most prominent issue facing the furniture sector is the risk of copycats, either through design imitation and/or brand counterfeit. This infographic will provide EU SMEs with the basics of IP protection in the Furniture industry in China.

  • Protecting IP in the Pharmaceutical Industry new

    Pharmaceutical production is a research and development (R&D) driven industry. The potential and profit of pharmaceutical companies are very dependent on the adequate protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). IP is the most effective way to protect R&D and is a powerful weapon to use in the pharmaceutical market in China. This infographic will provide you with the basics of IP protection in the pharmaceutical industry in China.

  • International IPR SME Helpdesk Annual Stakeholder Meeting 2018 – Infographic new

    This infographic provides a summary for the stakeholders of the China, Latin America and South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesks for the period 7 July 2015 - 7 January 2018.

  • Intellectual Property Rights for Textile Products in China and South-East Asia new

    The Textile Industry in China and South-East Asia has quickly changed over the past decade while continuing to grow at an exponential rate as international fashion trade shows are gaining popularity. As a vast consumer market and an important manufacturing hub, both regions offer many opportunities for European SMEs engaged in this sector. However, counterfeiting and other IP infringements are still commonplace – both offline and online – so European SMEs wishing to succeed in this sector should have a comprehensive IP strategy in place to protect their company from IP violations. This infographic will provide you with the basics on IP protection in this sector for China, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines specifically.

  • IP Protection in the Water & Environmental Sector

    China’s latest 5-year plan has put more emphasis on the importance of sustainable water and environmental policies. This provides plenty of opportunities for EU SMEs possessing the technological know-how to tackle serious problems. In our next infographic we provide a concise overview of how EU SMEs operating in the Water and Environmental sector can protect their IP rights when expanding into China.

  • Annual Stakeholder Meeting 2017 – China & SEA IPR SME Helpdesks

    This infographic will give stakeholders of both the China and the South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesks a quick overview of the services and material these Helpdesks provide.

  • IPR Protection Strategies for the Food Safety Industry in China

    China is transforming towards a consumption-driven economy, during which the alignment of domestic food safety standards with international best practices is an essential step to be taken. Catching up with international standards requires proper machinery, scientific methods, capacity building and traceability services, which all bear significant relevance to a specific intellectual property right.

  • IPR Protection Strategies within the Healthcare Sector in China

    Managing Intellectual Properties in the Healthcare Sector is of great importance for conducting research and for commercialising your innovative techniques, cutting-edge medical hardware and new pharmaceuticals. This infographic brings some IP Tips for EU SMEs focusing on Healthcare, to be on top of their game!

  • Protecting IP in the Green Tech Sector

    The infographic provides EU SMEs a roadmap to IP protection within Green Tech sector in China, as well as an overview of the relevant IPR and statistics for better understanding the Green Tech landscape in China compared to other countries.

  • China & SEA IPR SME HDs – Trade Fairs – Tips for Better Protection of IP Rights new

    The infographic provides EU SMEs key considerations for protecting their intellectual assets before and during their visits to Trade Fairs in China and South-East Asian countries.

  • Achievements of 2015 

    The Helpdesk’s achievements of 2015 are highlighted in this infographic. It includes a snapshot of the enquiries, new resources, training events and online engagement of the Helpdesk in the past year.

  • IPR for the Wine Industry in China 

    IPR statistics and data for the Wine Industry in China

  • Top 10 IP Considerations for China Market Entry 

    SME tips on IP protection for any business looking to do business in China.

  • IPR for the Mechanical Engineering Sector in China 
    Top IP tips for engineering success in one of China’s most developed industries.
  • IPR for the Fashion Industry in China 
    IPRs for fashionistas and textile enthusiasts looking to gain a foothold in China’s vibrant fashion industry.
  • IPR for the Food and Beverage Industry in China 
    Important advice for food and beverage producers and distributors when working in the Chinese market.
  • IP DOs and DON’Ts in China
    Top IP tips of what you should and should not do when doing business in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan.
  • The IPR Landscape in China
    A snapshot of the general IPR landscape in China with tips on how to prevent infringement, as well as China IP myth busters.
  • China IPR SME Helpdesk Brochure
    Find out more about the Helpdesk and the services we offer to European SMEs as well as intermediary organisations.