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FAQ on IP in China

The China IP SME Helpdesk is a project launched in 2008 by the European Union in order to assist SMEs in protecting their Intellectual Property (IP) when doing business in or with China. During the past eight years of its operation, the Helpdesk has received thousands of questions from SMEs representing all industry sectors and EU Member States about how to protect, manage and enforce their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in China. This page gives a snapshot of the most frequently asked questions and provides brief answers to them. The information contained in this FAQ is non-exhaustive, but aims to clarify the basics. For further details, you can always download our guides, contact the enquiry helpline via questionatchina-iprhelpdesk [dot] eu (question[at]china-iprhelpdesk[dot]eu) or seek advice from legal professionals.

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