China will no longer issue paper certificates from March 3, 2020

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The China National Intellectual Property Administration issued the Announcement on “Matters Related to Electronic Patent Certificates and Electronic Seals of Electronic Patent Application” (No. 349), stating that for patents issued after March 3, 2020, the State Intellectual Property Office of China will issue electronic patent certificates through the patent electronic application system, and no longer issue paper patent certificates.

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Source: CNIPA (published on February 7, 2020)