If your company wants to expand market in People’s Republic of China (abbreviated as Mainland China) and the Republic of China (abbreviated as Taiwan), firstly you should consider how to protect your Intelligent Property Rights including of Domain Name, Trademark and Patent.
Our affiliated firm Evershine CPAs Firm www.wfoe-accounting.com will co-serve you.
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Registration of Domain Name .cn
Please be aware that Domain Name .cn in Mainland China is not easily applied because they still have strict censoring system. It needs to have some necessary requirements.
Registration of Trademark in China
registering your Trademark is very important in Mainland China. You have to do that otherwise it might happen your Trademark has been registered by other entity when you successfully develop your business in Mainland China.
Application of Patent in Taiwan
as for Patent application, generally speaking, it still cannot be well protected in Mainland China until now. We suggest you should keep your critical know-how in outside of Mainland China like Taiwan.
You can choose Taiwan as your manufacturing base regarding with your critical components protected by your Patent. Therefore, you should consider file your patent in Taiwan.
Registration of Trademark in Taiwan
Besides, if your products with your brand name would like to be sold in Taiwan, we suggest you should register your proprietary Trademark in Taiwan.
Why we suggest the above? We would like to analyze as below:
First, please be aware that the Mainland China and the Taiwan are still governed by two different government bodies.
In Taiwan, Government authorities and all companies rather honor IPR (Intelligent Property Right). Besides, Taiwan engineer salary level is lower than Europe, Japan and USA. Therefore A global company can arrange key critical components to be produced or assembled in Taiwan.
Taiwan has already signed ECFA (Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement) with Mainland China. A lots of goods exported to Mainland China from Taiwan are levied low rate customs tax than imported from other area.
The Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) is a preferential trade agreement between the governments of Mainland China and Taiwan that aims to reduce tariffs and commercial barriers when trading. The pact, signed on June 29, 2010, in Chongqing, was seen as the most significant agreement since the two sides split after the Chinese Civil War in 1949. It will boost the current US$110 billion bilateral trade between both sides.
The operation base in Mainland China can buy in bulky components or non-critical components from domestic supplier, and import critical components from Taiwan. Then assembly or produce them to be the finished products. Some of finished products can be sold in Mainland China domestic market. The other can be exported to non-china area market.
As for penetrating Mainland China domestic market, it can be executed by Mainland China operation base. It need to register Trade Mark to protect your success.
Do remember Taiwan has about 2 million persons who have been active in Mainland China now. Some of them started their business from 1990 to now. They are quite familiar with how to manage Mainland China operation base and how to penetrate Mainland China domestic market.
Evershine being headquartered at Taipei, has its 100% owned company in Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen. Therefore, we are quite familiar with how to operate a business in mainland China.
If you are interested our above Intelligent Property Service, contact us as below:
Evershine CPAs Firm//Evershine IPO (Patent Attorney) Firm
Dale Chen Principal Partner CPA/Patent Attorney/MBA
Office Tel: +886-2-2717-0515 E100
Address: 6th Floor ,378, Chang Chung Rd, Taipei City, Taiwan
Jerry Chu Manager,Who graduated from USA graduate school and speak well in English
Office Tel: +886-2-2717-0515 E103
Address: 17D, Oriental Kenzo Apartment C, No. 48 Dongzhimen Outer St. Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
Manager Zoe Zhou (In both English and Chinese)