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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 )

Year of Version:2014
Date of Entry into Force: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.
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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)

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WIPO Lex No.:CN316

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