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Macau is a Special Administrative Region of China. As such it has an autonomous intellectual property legal system with specific mechanisms to protect such rights.

Hence, the registration of a trademark, patent or any other intellectual property right in China will not grant you automatic protection in Macau. In order to effectively protect your IP right the proper registration should be made before the competent authorities in Macau.


Original intellectual creations in the literary, scientific and artistic fields, whatever may be their type, form of expression, merit, form of communication or purpose are protected by copyright law in Macau. Performers, producers of music and video, broadcasting organizations and show producers are also protected by neighboring rights.

Under the applicable legislation, computer software programs are protected as literary works. Copyright works made available on the Internet environment are also protected.

Copyright is an automatic right. It arises when a work is created. Unlike other intellectual property rights such as patents, trademarks and industrial designs, it is not necessary to register a copyright in Macau in order to get protection under the Macau law. Hence, there is no official registry in Macau for registration of copyright works.

Nevertheless, registering your original work may be valuable in order to demonstrate the date of its creation.

Copyrights raise many legal issues in regard to their ownership, licensing and enforcement in a wide variety of sectors. In case such issues are raised IPSOL along with C&C Lawyers may provide you the necessary legal assistance in all copyright related aspects.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you require additional information or need to speak to a trade mark attorney or intellectual property lawyer.

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