CNIPA: Notice Concerning Patent Certificates for Electronic Patent Applications

February 17, 2020

The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) announced the following notice concerning patent certificates for electronic patent applications:


For electronic patent applications with the authorization announcement date on or after March 3, 2020, the CNIPA will issue electronic patent certificates through the patent electronic application system. Paper patent certificates will no longer be issued. If necessary, users of electronic application for registration can make a request through the patent electronic application website ( to obtain a paper patent certificate.


(Source: China National Intellectual Property Office)