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China IP SME Helpdesk

A first line IP assistance service for European SMEs that operate or intend to access the China market and that aim to improve their global competitiveness.


The China IP SME Helpdesk is there to help you. Leave your question in the webform, contact us by phone or by e-mail and you will receive a response within 3 working days. Or click on the IP Institutions Directory to find information on relevant IP institutions in China.

Case studies from users of the China IP SME Helpdesk

Most commonly requested information about IP and China

Book a meeting with an IP Expert free of charge

Do you want to have a confidential, free-of-charge meeting with an Intellectual Property Expert for IP business-oriented support?

IP Library

IP guides on IP protection and enforcement in China

Open-access IP materials for EU SMEs doing business in China

Listen to bite-size podcasts for practical tips

Try one of our recorded training modules

Do you have a question about IP?

Submit your question and receive an answer from our IP experts within 3 working days – and it’s free of charge!


The Helpdesk offers on-site and online training activities that cover relevant IP topics for EU SMEs and entrepreneurs looking to expand their business to China.

IP Tools

IP Helpdesk tools are free services designed to guide EU SMEs in IP related cost management and to assess IP management readiness and maturity.


Stay updated on the latest IP developments in China

About us

Find more information about our team and our IP experts


E-mail: questionatchina-iprhelpdesk [dot] eu (question[at]china-iprhelpdesk[dot]eu) (for all your IP related questions)

             jim [dot] stoopmanatchina-iprhelpdesk [dot] eu (alessandra[dot]capriglia[at]china-iprhelpdesk[dot]eu) (for support and cooperation in Europe)

             helika [dot] jurgensonatchina-iprhelpdesk [dot] eu (helika[dot]jurgenson[at]china-iprhelpdesk[dot]eu) (for support and cooperation in China)

Phone number: +86 (10) 6462 0892

Postal address:

China IP SME Helpdesk
Rue du Commerce 123, 1000 Brussels


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In a rapidly evolving global economy, innovation and creativity play pivotal roles in sustained growth and progress. While tangible assets have been protected by conventional property rights, IP is vital to intangible ideas and creations that are the foundation of creativity and innovation.

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help applicants to "understand the requirements on distinctiveness of unconventional trademarks like 3D trademarks, color combination trademarks", and to guide applicants to "correctly apply for registration and to use

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The enactment of the Personal Information Protection Law (“PIPL”) in 2021 establishes a legal framework regulating foreign and domestic companies alike in collecting personal information (“PI”) in China and its cross-border transfer (or export, using interchangeably below).

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