China - Country Commercial Guide
Protecting Intellectual Property

Provides advice on IPR protection, including information on the registration of patents and trademarks.

Last published date: 2021-02-03

Intellectual property (IP) infringement and theft is widespread in China, and firms operating there must take steps to protect and enforce their IP rights. 

Companies planning to do business in China should understand that the U.S. and Chinese IP legal systems are different. 

The China IPR Toolkit is a resource to assist U.S. companies with protecting and enforcing their IP rights in China.