China National Intellectual Property Administration

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Patents granted to Chinese and foreign inventors between 2002 and 2013.

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA; Chinese: 国家知识产权局), also known as the Chinese Patent Office, is the patent office of the People's Republic of China (PRC). It was founded in 1980 as the Patent Office of the People's Republic of China, before changing its name to "State Intellectual Property Office" (SIPO), then to "National Intellectual Property Administration",[1] and then to "China National Intellectual Property Administration".[2] It is responsible, in its own words, "for patent work and comprehensively coordination of the foreign related affairs in the field of intellectual property".[3]

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  1. ^ http://www.sipo.gov.cn, History, 2002-03-05. Consulted on April 26, 2007.
  2. ^ "China: SIPO has been renamed to CNIPA". European Patent Office. August 28, 2018. Retrieved October 15, 2020.
  3. ^ http://www.sipo.gov.cn, Responsibilities of the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO), 2002-04-27. Consulted on April 26, 2007.

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