The European Patent Office (EPO) provides access to several documents with tips and tricks for using Chinese searching tools without any previous knowledge of Chinese. For example, you may find documents with instructions on how to retrieve machine translated documents from the State Intellectual Property Office P.R.C. (SIPO) or how to check a fee payment. A new document added recently by the EPO to its list of tips and tricks concerns Chinese designs. Thanks to this new document available on the EPO's website, with step-by-step instructions, you may now search for designs in SIPO’s database without any knowledge of the Chinese language.
How to search Chinese designs without knowledge of Chinese