Patent matters in Macau


The patents seeking protection in Macao SAR of the People’s Republic of China include the following three categories:


1.  Invention


2.  Utility


3.  Design & New design,


The protection durations of for them are 20 years, 10 years and 25 years respectively, counting from the filing date.


Invention patent or patent application granted by Chinese State Intellectual Property Office shall enjoy the extension of patent in Macau.


Procedures for Extension of Invention Patent from State Intellectual Property Office


1.        for Applicant who has filed an application of invention patent at the SIPO


-File “Application for extension of invention patent from the SIPO” in Macao with the “Publication of the Invention Application”;


In case that the patent application has not been published in the Mainland, the supporting document for acceptance of the Mainland application should be submitted, such as “Notification of National Application Number” and “Notification of Acceptance of Invention Application”.


The outstanding Publication of the Invention Application should be submitted as soon as possible once the application has been published.


-            If the application is in order, the relevant notice of application will be published on Official Gazette of the MSAR, after 18 months counting from the application date in the mainland or after 18 months counting from the priority date in case priority is claimed.


-          Within three months following the patent in the notice of the granting of the patent in the “Patent Gazette” of the SIPO, the “Application of Other Actions” together with “the Copy of Extracts from the Patent Register” and “Patent Specification” issued by the SIPO should be submitted.


-          The application for registration of invention patent is approved, the information including the relevant extension number, name of the right-holder and the ruling date, etc, will be published on Official Gazette of the MSAR.


-          Upon the end of the one-month period for appeals accounting from the date of publication of the approval of registration, or five working dates after the court decision was acknowledged in the event of an appeal, the registration certificate is to be issued.


2.       for patent-holder who holds an invention patent granted at the SIPO


-          Within three months following the patent in the notice of the granting of the patent in the “Patent Gazette” of the SIPO, the ““Application for extension of invention patent from the SIPO” together with “the Copy of Extracts from the Patent Register” and “Patent Specification” issued by the SIPO should be submitted.


-          The application for registration of invention patent is approved, the information including the relevant extension number, name of the right-holder and the ruling date, etc, will be published on Official Gazette of the MSAR.


-          Upon the end of the one-month period for appeals accounting from the date of publication of the approval of registration, or five working dates after the court decision was acknowledged in the event of an appeal, the registration certificate is to be issued.



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Patent matters in Macau