All-China Patent Agent Association

Room 507, No.6, Beisanhuan Zhonglu, Xicheng District, Beijing 100120, P.R. China
Tel: +86 (10) 5857 2729
Fax: +86 (10) 5857 2728

All-China Patent Agents Association (hereinafter referred to as the Association) was founded on December 12, 1988, which is a nation-wide, non-profit, professional and self-disciplinary organization, representing both the patent agents and patent agencies across China. By May 31, 2010, there were 768 patent agencies as group members and 6312 practicing patent agents as individual members of ACPAA. Approximately, more than 17,000 people are working in patent agencies. Of all the domestic and foreign patent applications received in China, 70 are prosecuted through patent agencies. ACPAA obtained Permanent Observer Status of WIPO at the 45th Assembly of WIPO Member States held in Geneva September 22-30, 2008, which marked a new milestone of internationalization of Chinese patent agency profession.

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