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The China IPR SME Helpdesk ‘How-to’ Guide: How to Find an Intellectual Property Agent

Filing proper intellectual property (IP) applications before starting a business in China is essential in order to protect a company’s intangible assets and provide a base for enforcing rights in China.


This edition of the China IPR SME Helpdesk ‘How to’ guide series gives practical, step-by-step guidance on finding and choosing IP agents in China. It includes annotated instructions on how to use the China Trade Mark Office (CTMO) database of approved trade mark agents, and gives advice on how to find a suitable agent for specific business needs, such as per IP services or working languages offered.