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Advertisement Law of the People's Republic of China

Year of Version:1995
Date of Entry into Force:February 1, 1995
Date of Text (Enacted):October 27, 1994
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Competition, Other, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:The Law contains provisions relating to prohibition of the use of the National Flag or the National Emblem of the People’s Republic of China for advertising (Article 7(1)); patent marking requirements in an advertisement (Article 11); penalties for illegal and false advertisements (Articles 38, 39 & 40); civil liability imposed upon advertisers, advertising agents or advertisement publishers who pass off a patent of another person as their own (Article 47(2)).
Available Texts: 
Chinese

中华人民共和国广告法 中华人民共和国广告法, Complete document (pdf) [121 KB] 中华人民共和国广告法, Complete document (htm) [29 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

English

Advertisement Law of the People's Republic of China Advertisement Law of the People's Republic of China, Complete document (pdf) [40 KB]

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:CN101

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