Provides advice on IPR protection, including information on the registration of patents and trademarks.
Last Published: 1/23/2018
In China, just as in any foreign market, companies must take steps to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights and should consider several general principles for effective management of their intellectual property.  China, in particular, presents unique challenges due to the size of its market and ongoing difficulties implementing a robust IPR protection and enforcement system.   For additional background please review the Department’s article on protecting intellectual property.
IP Attaché Contacts:
Joel B. Blank
U.S. Embassy Beijing
55 Anjialou Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, China 100600
T: 86-10-8531-4812
Michael Mangelson
U.S. Consulate General Shanghai
Shanghai Center, East Tower, Suite 631
1376 Nanjing West Road
Shanghai, China 200040
Office Phone: +86 21-6279-8558

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Guangzhou, China 510623

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