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Macao

 

 

In Macao, a patent or utility model application can be filed.

 

In the application procedure, the Industrial Property Gazette publishes a notice disclosing that the application was filed, together with an abstract, with the National Industrial Property Institute.  The applicant is granted protection on a temporary basis after the patent is registered.  Once the description and drawings have been delivered to the INPI, an examination of the application is undertaken, then a report from which is prepared within six months of the publication of the application.  A patent is granted or rejected based on the result of the examination.  If the examination is favorable, a notice will be published in the Intellectual Property Gazette to allow opposition to be filed by other party.  If there is no opposition or rejection of the patent, the patent will be granted.

 

The procedures for granting patents for utility models are the same as those for patents, with only differences in their unique features.

 

Patents last for 20 years from the filing date of the application.

 

Utility Models last for 6 years from the filing date of the application, which are extendable two times each with 2 additional years, so that the maximum duration of the registration is 10 years from the filing date of the application.

Invention Patent
Utility Model Patent
Design Patent

Filing application and requesting for substantive examination

 

Extension of Invention patent from SIPO

 

Annuity

 

4th to 5th year, per year

 

6th to 20th year, per year

USD1,800

 

 

 

USD950

 

 

 

 

USD232

 

USD270

Filing application

 

Annuity

 

3th to 10th year, per year

 

USD950

 

 

 

USD193

 

 

 

Filing application

 

Annuity

 

6th to 25th year, per year

 

USD950

 

 

 

USD232

 

 

 

Recording change of name/address
Recording assignment
Invalidation/Infringement of patent

Each patent

USD258

Invention patent

 

Utility Model patent

USD645

 

USD581

On a case by case basis