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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.

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Invention Patent

  • Filing application and requesting for substantive examination USD1,800
  • Extension of Invention patent from SIPOUSD950
  • Annuity
  • 4th to 5th year, per yearUSD232
  • 6th to 20th year, per yearUSD270

Utility Model Patent

  • Filing application USD950
  • Annuity
  • 3th to 10th year, per year USD193

Design Patent

  • Filing applicationUSD950
  • Annuity
  • 6th to 25th year, per yearUSD232

Recording change of name/address

  • Each patent USD258

Recording assignment

  • Invention patent USD645
  • Utility Model patent USD581

Invalidation/Infringement of patent

  • On a case by case basis