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China: FAQ on design protection in China

The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) has released a list of FAQ concerning design protection in China on its English website. The FAQ provide details on the requirements for filing a design application and on relevant fees, but also on the invalidation procedure and enforcement options. The list also includes up-to-date information on the protection of graphical user interfaces (GUI) which will be possible in China from 1 May 2014 onwards.

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