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Tilti Multilingual offers translations of patents for the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) (formerly known as SIPO or State Intellectual Property Office). We provide support for application documents, specifications, claims, and any other texts that you might wish to localise. Complete the form above or contact us at [email protected] to request a proposal, and receive an answer within 1 hour!
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The single official language recognized by CNIPA is Chinese. The CNIPA patent application guidelines explicitly state that
[..] the patent application documents and other documents shall be in Chinese. Application documents which are written in foreign language shall be translated into Chinese. The Chinese text of the patent application submitted by the applicant shall be taken as the basis of examination. The foreign language text of the application submitted by the applicant at the time of filling the application shall have no legal effect. These documents include all the main parts of a patent application, such as claims, description, drawings, etc.
The only exception to this rule is evidence and certificates manufactured or provided by government departments in other countries, so translating the patent to Chinese is imperative.
Related agencies and patents
CNIPA covers only the territory of China, leaving more than 190 other jurisdictions unaccounted for. If you are interested in registering your invention in other states, see our page about translation services for other patent agencies.
We offer Chinese translation services to cover all your patent-related needs – high quality and precise terminology, additionally validated by the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17001:2015 standards. No matter which industry your invention represents – be it medicine, engineering, computer science or anything else – our translators will handle the job with an utmost accuracy, delivering impeccable results.