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Intellectual Property Rights

The EU SME Centre does not provide technical assistance on IPR-related issues. Such enquiries should be directed to the China IP SME Helpdesk – a project launched in 2008 by the European Union in order to assist SMEs in protecting their Intellectual Property (IP) when doing business in or with China. During the past 14 years of its operation, the Helpdesk has received thousands of questions from SMEs representing all industry sectors and EU Member States about how to protect, manage and enforce their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in China. More info:

The China IP SME Helpdesk has also produced a handbook of FAQs on IPR-related issues, covering general aspects, cross-cutting issues, as well as specific issues relating to copyrights, designs, patents, and trademarks. The FAQs handbook is accessible via this link: