Copyright in China

Last updated: 
10 November 2017

Copyright applies to literary works, artistic works and software. As in Australia, copyright applies automatically in China, however in order to licence or enforce your copyright in China you need to register it through the National Copyright Administration.

Registering key copyright, such as product images, original logos, brochures, source code and product designs can give you additional tools to fight infringers.

You can register copyright at any time, but having key copyright registered before you encounter infringement will allow you to take enforcement actions faster.