World Intellectual Property Organization

China

Decision of the State Intellectual Property Office Amending the Guidelines for Patent Examination (promulgated by order No. 68 of March 12, 2014, of the State Intellectual Property Office )

Shortcuts

China

Year of current version:2014
Date of entry into force of original text:May 1, 2014
Date of Text (Issued):March 12, 2014
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Utility Models
Notes:This Decision enlarges the protection scope of design patent. The graphic user interface (GUI) could be protected if it meets the requirements under the patent law.
Available Texts: 
Chinese

2014年3月12日, 国家知识产权局关于修改《专利审查指南》的决定 (国家知识产权局第68号公布) 2014年3月12日, 国家知识产权局关于修改《专利审查指南》的决定 (国家知识产权局第68号公布), Complete document (pdf) [96 KB] 2014年3月12日, 国家知识产权局关于修改《专利审查指南》的决定 (国家知识产权局第68号公布), Complete document (htm) [35 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CN316

Explore WIPO