Stamp Duty Free for Chinese Patents Registered after June 15 2022
In order to cooperate with the implementation of the "Stamp Tax Law of the People's Republic of China", the State Intellectual Property Office will stop the collection of stamp duties involving patent certificates and integrated circuit layout-design registration certificates from July 1, 2022 (inclusive).
In order to better protect the rights and interests of the rights holders, for the overpaid, wrongly paid and double-paid stamp duties within 3 years from the date of payment, the relevant rights holders are requested to submit a statement of opinion (about fees) as soon as possible to go through the refund procedures.
According to the relevant processing procedures, the registration of Chinese patent after June 15, 2022 (inclusive) will be issued later than July 1, 2022. Therefore, stamp duty is not required for registrations completed after June 15, 2022 (inclusive).