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The Chinese Intellectual Property Office is the Chinese Patent Office, founded in 1980. Nowadays, the Chinese Intellectual Property Office bears mainly the following responsibilities to draft proposals of and amendments to patent related legislations; to receive and examine patent applications for invention, utility model and design, to grant patents, to deal with requests for reexamination and invalidation, and to receive and examine applications for registration of layout designs of integrated circuits; to coordinate and harmonize international affairs in Intellectual Property field; to administer nation-wide patent affairs; and to instruct local governmental agencies in administrative enforcement of the patent law.
The China Trade Mark Office is in charge of the registration and administration of trademarks nationwide, specifically responsible for such issues as follows: registering good marks, services marks, collective marks, certification marks etc.; dealing with oppositions to registered trademarks and other matters concerning modification, assignment, renewal, cancellation of registered trademarks and reissue of trademark certificates; providing guidance to local administrative authorities for industry and commerce (AICs) in handing trademark infringement and counterfeiting cases; determining and protecting well-know trademarks in accordance with law; working out regulations and concrete measures in respect of trademark registration and administration; implementing international trademark treaties and agreements in China and undertaking the international exchanges and cooperation in the field of trademark.
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) attaches great weight to the contribution that the creation of intellectual property makes to the economy. To underline the commitment of intellectual property protection, the Hong Kong government established the Intellectual Property Office in July 1990. The Hong Kong Intellectual Property Office is responsible for advising the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development on policies and legislation to protect intellectual property in Hong Kong SAR; for operating the Hong Kong SAR's Trade Marks, Patents, Registered Designs and Copyright Licensing Bodies Registries, and for promoting intellectual property protection through public education.
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore, a statutory board under the Ministry of Law since April 2001, is the lead government agency that advises on and administers intellectual property (IP) laws, promotes IP awareness and provides the infrastructure to facilitate the development of IP in Singapore.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest. WIPO was established by the WIPO Convention in 1967 with a mandate from its Member States to promote the protection of IP throughout the world through cooperation among states and in collaboration with other international organizations. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.


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