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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 supports European Union (EU) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to both protect and enforce their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in or relating to Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan through the provision of free information and services. These take the form of jargon-free, first-line, confidential advice on intellectual property and related issues, plus training, materials and online resources.

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Find more information about our team, our IP experts, partners, and frequently asked questions (FAQ)


The China IPR 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.

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IP Resources library

Use this database to find the resource you are looking for. The filter options will help you navigate our library and facilitate your search.

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.

Managing IP in China

IP can be complex and difficult to understand. Use the links here to get an introduction to the various aspects of doing business that are closely linked to intellectual property.


E-mail: (for all your IP related questions)

    (for support and cooperation in Europe)

    (for support and cooperation in China)

Phone number: +86 (10) 6462 0892

Postal address:

China IPR SME Helpdesk
Rue du Commerce 123, 1000 Brussels



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