The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) is primarily responsible for the organization and coordination of intellectual property rights protection work nationwide. This includes establishing coordinated enforcement mechanisms; overseeing the registration and administration of trademarks, patents, and country of origin geographical indicators; and guiding law enforcement work regarding trademarks and patents.
Following the government reform, the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) was reorganized into CNIPA and is now supervised by the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR). Functions integrated into CNIPA include the administration of trademarks, previously under State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC); and management of country of origin geographical indicators, previously under the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (AQSIQ).
Commissioner: Shen Changyu
Deputy Commissioners: Liu Junchen, He Hua, Gan Shaoning, He Zhimin, Liao Tao, Zhang Maoyu
Address: 6 Xitucheng Lu, Jimenqiao, Haidian District, Beijing 100088
Email: [email protected] (patent affairs)
Information is accurate as of August 2018.