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China No Longer Charges Stamp Duty on Patent Certificates from 1 July 2022

On 10 June 2021, the National People's Congress (NPC) passed the Stamp Duty Law of China, which will take effect on 1 July 2022, and upon the entry into effect of the Law, the Interim Regulations of China on Stamp Tax will be repealed. According to the Law, the stamp duty charged on patent certificates and registration certificates for integrated circuit design will be eliminated, which will also be effective 1 July 2022.
In accordance with relevant operational process of China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), for patent applications with registration date on or after 15 June 2022, their certificates will be issued after 1 July 2022. Hence, no stamp duty will be charged on a patent certificate if the patent application's registration is dated 15 June 2022 or after.
Date:2022-06-16Return to List
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