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Formal requirements:

1. A letter of instructions indicating the name(s), address(es) and nationality(ies) of applicant(s) and the name(s) of inventor(s) and the CHINESE translation thereof so as to avoid any possible different versions (if the applicant does not have a Chinese name, we can do the transliteration);
2. Power of Attorney executed by the applicant(s) for EACH application, which is neither necessarily notarized nor legalized and can be late furnished after filing within the time limit specified by the Patent Office (Power of Attorney forms for conventional application and for National Phase application are herewith attached);
3. Priority Certificate (if any);
4. Description, claims and drawings, etc in English.


The procedures for Utility Model application include acceptance, preliminary examination and grant, no substantive examination is required. The duration of patent right for Utility Model or Design is 10 years counted from the filing date.

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