Copyright registration in China

Obtain certificates of copyright protection from official agencies for photos, images, texts, etc.

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The procedure for copyright registration in China

  1. Examination of the specification provided by the client.
  2. Correction of bibliographic data in order to obtain the maximum amount of rights.
  3. Preparation and approval of the application.
  1. Submission of the application.
  2. Case management on the application.
  3. Forwarding of certificate.

Benefits of copyright
registration in China with 4B company

4B expert experience

The conversion of obtaining copyright registration certificates by our experts is about 100%

Comprehensive approach

We help both to obtain a certificate and use it (to block violators on marketplaces, to draw up contracts, etc.)


4B experts identify and discuss with the client the most effective way to register copyrights


The client is involved only in providing the specification and coordinating the bibliographic data of the application, all the rest is done by the experts of 4B company

Benefits of copyright registration in China?

  • The list of objects protected by copyright is much wider than the list of industrial property objects (patents, trademarks).
  • There is a higher chance of obtaining a copyright certificate than a trademark or patent.
  • The possibility to quickly resolve disputes with unscrupulous competitors on different marketplaces (in some cases as an alternative to a trademark).

  • The possibility to prohibit the use of infographics, photographs, pictures and other materials used in the design of your listings.
  • The possibility to receive royalties for the use of your work through stock services.


We will help you understand a number of important questions about copyright registration in the PRC that are specific to your situation and business in general.

What is included in the service

Examination of the specification provided by the client

Correction of bibliographic data to obtain the maximum amount of rights

Preparation and approval of the application

Submission of the application

Case management on the application

Forwarding of certificate

Registered copyright in China

Why you should not delay
copyright registration in China?

  • The number of copyright lawsuits has increased significantly in recent years.
  • The sooner copyright is registered, the more effectively it will be possible to block unscrupulous competitors on marketplaces.
  • Registration creates the fact of disclosure of a work to the public by a specific author/right holder.
  • Rightsholders should provide potential partners with sufficient information to identify the copyright owner, to initiate licensing or rights negotiations.
  • Copyright registration is the shortest way to enter intellectual property into customs registers.

FAQ copyright
registration in China

1. Is copyright registration compulsory?

No. Copyright is effective from the date of publication of the work, but registration provides a number of benefits such as the ability to sue the court or write a complaint on the marketplace, etc.

2. What can be registered as a copyright?

Literary works; musical works; dramatic works; pantomimes and choreographic works; painted, graphic and sculptural works; motion pictures and other audiovisual works; sound recordings; architectural works.

3. Is it possible to register several objects (photos, books, etc.) in one application?

Offices offer different group registrations. But the question, depending on the case, needs to be handled individually. Contact the 4B experts.

4. How long is my copyright registration certificate valid?

In general, the term is the author’s whole life plus 70 years from the date of publication of the work. Some exceptions apply to works published under contract or under a pseudonym, but for those cases the term is also substantial and amounts to about 100 years depending on certain conditions.

5. Do I need to ask for permission to include part of someone else’s work in a registered work?

Examination for the most part does not check for the presence of extraneous works in the claimed work, but we recommend obtaining the appropriate permissions before registering.

6. Can anyone use my registered work without my permission?

Yes, there are several cases in which it is not necessary to obtain such permission from the copyright holder: informational, educational, scientific, survey purposes, etc.

7. Can I change the work and register it?

No, the right to derivative works (for example, a translation of a book or a print of a famous picture on a T-shirt) belongs to the author of the original work.

8. What should I do if someone has violated my rights to my registered work?

There are many ways to stop the infringement and/or get compensation, from complaining on an online platform to filing a lawsuit in court.

The most popular on the Internet is a notice-and-takedown procedure with the Internet service provider – in most jurisdictions around the world, laws set deadlines for the Internet service provider to review such complaints.

9. What is the average fine for copyright infringement?

Of course, the amount of fine depends on many factors – the cost of the work in the market, the amount of effort put into creation of the work, etc.

Copying an ordinary photo from a non-authoritative site with a caption like “free photos,” the infringer can then receive a fine of $750 from the actual copyright holder.

For more substantial infringements, fines can reach tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.

10. Can I search for registered works?

Yes, but it is not very informative. It is possible to see the title, author, date of publication and creation, but not the work itself.

Free 4B lawyer consultation for copyright registration in China

Before registration, you can take advantage of a free consultation with a lawyer, in which you will tell more about your business and the challenges you face.

The lawyer will help you determine whether the object belongs to the copyright and suggest the most efficient and cheapest way of registration. You will get detailed answers to all your questions, you will understand the procedure of service provision and get clarification on copyright registration that you might not have been aware of before.

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