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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.

Industrial Design

An industrial design registration or a design patent protects original features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation applied to manufactured articles. The industrial design registration protects not only the specific design registered, but also any design not differing substantially.

► Benefits of registration

ĦE Exclusive right to use the design: you are able to prevent it from being copied or imitated by competitors, and thereby strengthen your competitive position;

ĦE Exclusive right to license others to use your design enabling you to enter markets that otherwise you could not serve;

ĦE Industrial designs are business assets that can increase the commercial value of a company and its products.

► Our Industrial Design Services

ĦE Filing of Application
ĦE Assignments, licenses and changes of identity or address
ĦE Payment of Renewal Fees
ĦE Response to clarification requests and objections raised by the trade marks office
ĦE Filing of oppositions and response to oppositions submitted by third parties

► Pre-registration Search

It is advisable to conduct a search before applying to register a design. If the same or a similar design has been disclosed before, anywhere, the design may not be protected. No search will "guarantee" the exclusivity over a design and its main objective is to make a reasonable assessment of the prospects for obtaining its protection.

► Registration

IPSOL team may assist you on conducting an analysis on the best registration options and perform all necessary steps to register your design, always having in consideration the countries or regions where you intend to commercially explore your invention.

► Post-registration

IPSOL may assist you in the response to clarification requests and objections raised by the trade marks office, in the response to oppositions submitted by third parties during the registration phase and in submitting oppositions against identical or similar filings after your design is granted.

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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