Skip to main content
IP Helpdesk logo

Patent protection cost per country - China

You fill find in the table below the information regarding the costs of registering patents in China.

Country

Cost of Registration*

Useful links

Mainland China

Application Fee: 115 €

Examination Fee: 320 €

Exceptions/Surcharge (if applicable):

  • Surcharge for claims in excess of 10 (per claim) 19 €
  • Surcharge for specification in excess of 30 pages (per page) 6 €
  • Surcharge for specification in excess of 300 pages (per page) 13 €

 

Approximate total registration fee: 435 €

Total annuity fees if applicable :
5 years: 653 €
10 years: 2,087 €
15 years: 5,415 €
20 years: 10,536 €
25 years: NA

Macao

Application Fee: 90 €

Examination Fee: 282 €

Exceptions/Surcharge (if applicable):
surcharge 28 €

Approximate total registration fee: 400 €

Total annuity fees if applicable :
5 years: 113 €
10 years: 563 €
15 years: 1,014 €
20 years: 1,464 €
25 years: N/A

Hong Kong

Application Fee:

  • Standard patent (O): 53 €
  • Standard patent (R ) : Fee for request to record: 44 €
  • Fee for registration and grant : 44 €

 

Examination Fee:

  • Standard patent (O): 441 (+8 € for advertisement)
  • Standard patent (R ) does not undergo substantial examination, but there is 8 € advertisement in both stages )

 

Exceptions/Surcharge (if applicable):

  • NA (maybe the advertisment payment can be indicated here.
  • To maintain patent application past 5th year, 31 € per year (Standard patent R)

 

Approximate total registration fee:
Standard patent (O): 502 €
Standard Patent (R ): 104 €

Total annuity fees if applicable :
5 years: 100 €
10 years: 347 €
15 years: 689 €
20 years: 1,157 €
25 years: N/A

Taiwan

Application Fee: 103 €

Examination Fee: 207 €

Exceptions/Surcharge (if applicable):
Additional fee for substantive examination or re-examination of an invention application whose total number of claims exceed 10 (a fee of € 24 is required for each additional claim) ; Additional fee for substantive examination or re-examination of an invention whose description, claims, abstract, and drawings exceed 50 pages (a € 15 fee is required for each addition of 50 pages; additional pages less than 50 shall be counted as 50)

Approximate total registration fee: 310 €

Total annuity fees if applicable :
5 years: 517 € (SME 375 €)
10 years: 1,700 € (SME 1,667 €)
15 years: 4064 € (SME 3609 €)
20 years: 6,427 € (SME 5973 €)
25 years: N/A

*depending on the nature of the work

Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The fees included in these results are 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.

Related links