WIPO Office in China

The WIPO Office in China (WOC) opened in Beijing in July 2014. We promote WIPO's international intellectual property (IP) services and products in China.

The services we support include: international patent registration via the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), international trademark registration via the Madrid System, and international design registration via the Hague System, as well as alternative IP dispute resolution and arbitration.

The products we promote include: PATENTSCOPE, the Global Brand Database and the Global Design Database.

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WIPO events in China

Other IP events

Our staff regularly participate in other IP events in China:

  • Roundtable on Better Use of the Madrid System (July 7, 2019 - Yinchuan City, Ningxia Hui)
  • Roving Seminars on Madrid System (July 8 to 12, 2019 - Beijing and Chongqing)
  • Roundtable on the Global Innovation Index 2019 (July 26, 2019 - Beijing)

WIPO services and products in China

PCT system for patents

China joined the PCT in 1993 and has been the third largest user of the System since 2013. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd was the largest PCT applicant in 2014.

Madrid System for trademarks

China joined the Madrid System in 1989. It has been the most designated Madrid member since 2012 and became the seventh office of origin in 2014.


Users can conduct searches in this free collection of over 45 million patent documents -  including international patent applications submitted under the PCT and China's national patent collection - in Chinese, English and nine other languages.

China and WIPO initiatives

IP summer schools

The WIPO Academy Summer School program provides an opportunity for senior students and young professionals to acquire deeper knowledge of each domain of IP and of the role and functions of WIPO.


Through this online marketplace, we help connect Chinese seekers and providers of new environmental solutions with other seekers and providers of cutting-edge green technology and services around the world.

WIPO Re:Search

Chinese partners have already established collaborations with African universities through this consortium, which promotes the development of new drugs, vaccines, and diagnostics in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, malaria, and tuberculosis.