The requests for appraisal report on industrial design patent right in China reached overs 20,000 lately. In contrast with reaching 10,000 with 5 five years, the reaching of another 10,000 with 1 year and 2 months is quite something. It could be safely said that the appraisal report system, designed as complementary to patent preliminary system, is attracting more public recognition and attention.
Taking the tide, SIPO is to set up express channels for the issuance of appraisal reports on utility model and design patent rights, in accordance with the practical need of industries. This is regarded as one of SIPO's important moves to accelerate patent examination and grant.