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Design protection cost in China

You will find in the table below the information regarding the costs of registering design rights in the 4 jurisdictions of China including Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.

  Activities Official fees Official fees in approx. Euros Useful links
Mainland   Filing fee CNY 500 € 65


Re-examination fee CNY 300 € 40
Approximate total registration fee (minimal) CNY 500 € 65
Filing request for evaluation report CNY 2,400 € 310
Annuity fee (if applicable)
1st - 3rd year of the 15-year term CNY 600 per year € 80 per year
4th - 5th year of the 15-year term CNY 900 per year € 120 per year
6th - 8th year of the 15-year term CNY 1,200 per year € 160 per year
9th - 10th year of the 15-year term CNY 2,000 per year € 260 per year
11th - 15th year of the 15-year term CNY 3,000 per year € 390 per year
Total amount of the 15-year annuity fee CNY 26,200 € 3,400
Note: The amount of the surcharge shall be, for each month of the late payment, 5% of the whole amount of the annual fee of the year within which the annual fee is due to be paid.
Hong Kong

Filing fee for designs

Subject to the type/length of design articles

HK$ 235 - HK$630 € 30 - € 75


Application for registration of design(s) – Advertisement fee HK$ 62 € 7
Application for renewal of a design registration
1st 5-year extension HK$ 475 € 55
2nd 5-year extension HK$ 835 € 100
3rd 5-year extension HK$ 1,410 € 165
4th 5-year extension HK$ 2,420 € 280
Total amount of the 20-year annuity fee HK$ 25,700 € 3,000
Additional fee for late payment of renewal fee HK$ 390 € 45

Note: HK IP Department offers around 25% off of the e-filing fee. For more details please refer to the HK IP Department website.

Macau Registration application for Industrial Designs and Models MOP 1,000 € 110


Annuity for a granted design patent
6th - 25th year MOP 500 € 55
Total amount of the 25-year annuity fee MOP 10,000 € 1,100
Surcharge for the annual fee paid within the six-month period after the end of the annuity MOP 250 € 30
Taiwan Filing for a design application NT$ 3,000 € 90


Annuity for a granted design patent
1st - 3rd year NT$ 800 € 25
4th - 6th year NT$ 2,000 € 60
7th year and beyond NT$ 3,000 € 90
Total amount of the 15-year annuity fee NT$ 35,400 € 1,050



Disclaimer: The fees included in these results are an estimation of the minimum price of protection. This estimation only aims to serve as a guide, additional official costs and taxes may apply. These costs do not include agent fees which may substantially raise the full cost of protection. Furthermore the costs expressed in €o are subject to change due to variations in the exchange rate with the local currency. No responsibility is accepted for actions taken the basis of the information provided in this document.

The amounts give an estimate of the costs involved in the protection of a specific IP right for the duration indicated.