Patent Certificates No Longer Containing Patent Pamphlets
On February 22, 2018, State Intellectual Property Office released an announcement informing that patent certificates and the duplicates thereof will not include patent pamphlets as of April 24, 2018.
Starting from the date of grant announcement, the patentee and the public could browse and download the corresponding patent pamphlet at the Chinese patent publication and grant announcement platform (http://epub.sipo.gov.cn) of the State Intellectual Property Office.
The State Intellectual Property Office will adjust the composition of patent certificate and the duplicates thereof in the following three steps:
(1) For the patents granted before March 2, 2018 (excluding the day), the patent certificates and their duplicates will still follow the old version.
(2) For the patents granted during the period from March 2, 2018 (including the day) to April 24, 2018 (excluding the day), the patent certificates will comprise the first page of the certificate and the title page of the patent pamphlets.
(3) For the patents granted after April 24, 2018 (including the day), the patent certificates and their duplicates will adopt a new version, i.e. they will no longer contain patent pamphlets but will include the grant announcement number and the address of the patentee.
Please be advised that the old version and the new version of patent certificates and their duplicates have the same legal effect. For patent certificates and their duplicates that have been issued in the old version, the State Intellectual Property Office will not issue a new version thereof as replacement, unless otherwise stipulated.
Please pay attention to the above updates. We hope the above information will be helpful.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The detailed announcement is available at: http://www.sipo.gov.cn/zfgg/1120001.htm