International IP Organisations
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) SME Division
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.
EU-China Project on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR2)
IPR2 works with the Chinese and European government authorities and business communities to improve the effectiveness of IPR enforcement in China. This takes place in the overall context of aiming to support the smooth transition of China into the world trading system and contributing to its transition to a market economy.
IP Law Search
The IP Law Search is run by IPR2 and provides access to laws for IP Protection in both China and the European Union.
European Patent Office
The European Patent Office (EPO) provides a uniform application procedure for individual inventors and companies seeking patent protection in up to 38 European countries. It is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation.
European Union Organisations
Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission
The Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry works to create an environment in which European firms can thrive. It also aims to ensure that EU policies contribute to the competitiveness of European enterprises and facilitate job creation and economic growth.
Delegation of the European Commission to China and Mongolia
The EU Delegation represents the European Commission in China and presents the positions and the interests of the European Union to the Chinese government.
Office of Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM)
The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market registers Community Trade Marks and Community Designs, which both grant their proprietors a uniform right valid in all Member States of the European Union by means of one procedural system.
China IP Organisations
Intellectual Property Protection in China
Sponsored by Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People's Republic of China, this site is currently the only comprehensive governmental portal to publicize the government's efforts and achievements in IPR protection.
State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China
The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) is responsible for the drafting of proposals of and amendments to patent-related legislations, administration of nation-wide patent affairs, and the coordination of international affairs in the IP field. In addition, the Patent Office is set up under SIPO.
National Copyright Administration of the People´s Republic of China
National Copyright Administration (NCAC) drafts laws, regulations, and rules in relation to copyright. It also draws up administrative policies and measures and oversees their implementation. In addition, the NCAC investigates and deals with copyright infringement cases on a national level.
State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC) of the People´s Republic of China
The State Administration for Industry & Commerce is the competent authority directly under the State Council in charge of market supervision and regulation.
National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China
The National People´s Congress is the highest state body and only legislative house in the People's Republic of China.
Supreme People's Court
The Supreme People's Court is the highest court in the judicial system of the People's Republic of China.
China Trade Mark Office
The China Trade Mark Office (CTMO) is in charge of the registration and administration of trademarks in China.
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