China is a party to various intellectual property (IP) treaties and a member state of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). In addition, its national IP office, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), participates in various worksharing and other cooperative programs with the USPTO. Below are helpful resources with information about China's participation in these treaties and programs. For further information on China's IP system, please see the China IPR Toolkit.

Treaties that help facilitate IP filings


Worksharing and other cooperative arrangements


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Use the below interactive map to learn more about IP protection in the highlighted countries/regions.

world map with regions listed in Canada, Mexico, EU/EPO member states, China, Japan, South Korea, and Australia

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