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Utility Models protection cost in China

You will find in the table below the information regarding the costs of registering utility models 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


Surcharge – for each claim exceeds 10 items CNY 150 per claim € 20 per claim
Surcharge – for each page of the Description of the Application Documents exceeds page 30 CNY 50 per page € 6 per page
Surcharge – for each page of the Description of the Application Documents exceeds page 300 CNY 100 per page € 15 per page
Re-examination fee CNY 300 € 40
Approximate minimal total registration fee CNY 550 € 65
Filing request for evaluation report CNY 2,400 € 310
Annuity for a granted utility model
1st - 3rd year CNY 600 per year € 80 per year
4th - 5th year CNY 900 per year € 120 per year
6th - 8th year CNY 1,200 per year € 160 per year
9th - 10th year CNY 2,000 per year € 260 per year
Total amount of 10-year annuity fee CNY 11,200 € 1,460
Note: The amount of the surcharge shall be, for each month of 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 Request for grant of a short-term patent (e-filing is 30% off)

HK$ 755

€ 90


Advertisement fee HK$ 68 € 10
Total amount of 8-year short-term patent HK$ 823 € 100
Renewal of a short-term patent for a further four years after the expiry of the 4th year from the date of the filing of the application for the patent. HK$ 1,080 € 125
Additional fee for late payment of a renewal fee of a short-term patent HK$ 270 € 35
Note: The renewal fee shall be paid within the three months ending with the expiry of that 4th year.
Macau Registration application MOP 400 € 45


Annuity for a granted utility model
3rd - 10th year MOP 200 per year € 22 per year
Total amount of 10-year annuity fee MOP 1,600 € 180
Surcharge for the annual fee paid within the six-month period after the end of annuity MOP 250 € 30
Taiwan Filing of a utility model application NT$ 3,000 € 90


Annuity for a granted invention patent or a granted utility model patent
1st - 3rd year NT$ 2,500 per year € 74 per year
4th - 6th year NT$ 4,000 per year € 120 per year
7th year and beyond NT$ 8,000 per year € 235 per year
Total amount of 10-year annuity fee NT$ 51,500 € 1,515



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.