IP Protection

Huangpu District is not only one of Greater Bay Area’s economic and innovative powerhouses, but also one of Guangzhou City’s administrative districts. Therefore, a full-scale and state-of-the-art intellectual property regulation, protection, management, and service ecosystem was established in Huangpu District for South China.

Facts & Figures

of WIPO’s service centres are located in Guangzhou city – one of them in Huangpu District
of China’s five national level IP Courts is located in Huangpu District
IPR and IP Protection institutions and service providers are established in Huangpu District

ip Ecosystem

China Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City (CSGKC) – located in the north of Huangpu District – is the national pilot zone for the reform of IP utilization and protection introduced by the State Council and since then has been a driver of technological and industrial innovation in the area of IP protection and services. Today, CSGKC’s IP institutions are in the unique position to having integrated the management of all patents, trademark and copyright aspects and issues in one comprehensive system and service portfolio. More than 100 IP service providers and institutions contribute to this setup. Around its “IP-Core” at CSGKC, Guangzhou City has established an even more impressive IP-Ecosystem: 241 patent agencies, 3796 trademark agencies (9 national IP analysis & evaluation institutions, 11 patent navigation service base filing institutions, 11 national IP service brand cultivation institutions, 4 national IP information service centers for universities, 3 world IP organization (WIPO) technology and innovation support centers (TISCs), 4 national IP information public service outlet filing units.

Huangpu’s South China IP Court allows for self-service applications which are quickly done in 10 minutes and will be reviewed in less than 24 hours. In 2022, China received 950‘000 patent applications .

Huangpu District is responsible for 200‘000 of them. The European Patent Office received 190‘000 patent applications in 2022. (Sources: China National IP Administration; European Patent Office).​

IP Services in 10+ languages
Processes are fully digitized
Fast registration in approx. 10 minutes
Initial review passes in less than 24 hours
China Intellectual Property Protection Centre
  • IP Protection for new-gen
    IT Technology & Biomedicine
  • Very fast processes for fast evolving industries
South China Intellectual
Property Court
  • Civil & Administrative Cases
  • Technical Patents etc.
GBA INtellectual
Property Mediation Centre
  • Fast mediation services for IP disputes
Guangzhou Intellectual
Property Notarial Office
  • Fast IP notarization services for crossborder trade disputes
China Intellectual Property Protection Centre
South China Intellectual
Property Court
GBA INtellectual
Property Mediation Centre
Guangzhou Intellectual
Property Notarial Office

Success Stories

Under the guidance and promotion of Guangzhou Development District Intellectual Property Office, Lunaler Group successfully filed Guangzhou’s first international patent application with double acceleration of domestic fast-track pre-examination and international patent examination highway (PPH).

To accelerate the overseas patent layout, Lunaler Group formally filed an invention application with the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) through the Paris Convention with the invention patent that has passed the domestic fast-track pre-examination as the priority, and at the same time, filed a request for acceleration of the PPH. The invention application had already passed the fast-track pre-examination of the Guangzhou IPR Protection Center and was examined by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), and the invention patent was granted in China in only 93 days.

Your Huangpu
Touchpoint in Europe

Our team from Invest in Huangpu is located in Germany, but we are supporting companies and partners from all over Europe. We are looking forward to helping you with information, consultancy, local contacts, and execution services on your journey to the world’s largest IoT, Green Transition and Smart Urbanisation Mega-City-Cluster: GREATER BAY AREA. We are on your side, from the initial assessment to project closure and business development in Huangpu District (Guangzhou).

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