Macao 

Paths to protection

Ways to protect your invention

Patents are a way of protecting your inventions. By filing a successful patent you will be awarded a monopoly to exploit your invention for a period of time.

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Discuss your Intellectual Property Protection strategy with us

If you need to protect your Intellectual Property abroad, through our Global Network of offices and associates, we can make your Intellectual Property assets expand to every nation you desire, ensuring full legal protection of your rights.

If you have further questions, we would be delighted to schedule a conference call and answer any questions you may have.

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Patent Details and Timeframes

Priority claim

Available

Substantive Examination

Available

Body responsible for non-use cancellations

Court & IP Office

Time until registration

1 year

Opposition Period

2 months

Use Requirement Period

Special Case

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Requirements

  •  Original power of attorney, notarized.
  •  Certified copy of Extracts from the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO).
  •  Certified copy of the Chinese Patent issued by the Chinese Patent Office.
  •  Patent number.
  •  Original and Notarized Deed, signed by both parties, stating the Macau application number and with certified translation to Portuguese or Chinese.
  •  Original power of attorney, notarized.
  •  Original power of attorney, notarized.
  •  Notarized copy of the certificate of incorporation or extract from the commercial register.
  •  Original power of attorney, notarized.
  •  Original and Notarized Deed, signed by both parties, stating the Macau application number and with certified translation to Portuguese or Chinese.
  •  Original power of attorney, notarized.

Remarks: If the Chinese patent is still pending, copies of the Chinese publication documents are required but certified copies of the Extracts from the Chinese Patent Office and of the Chinese Patent are required within 3 months from the date of publication of the granting decision in China. For information regarding Macau national patents, please contact us.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

End of requirement of Power-of-Attorney for Intellectual Property Rights Renewals in Macao

Starting January 2, 2019, it has ended the requirement to present a notarized Power-of-Attorney when applying for Intellectual Property Rights renewals registrations in Macao.  This change has the aim to simplify the administrative industrial property procedures, in order to improve its efficiency. From now on, the agents don’t need to present a Power-of-Attorney to submit a renewal request.

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