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Law of the People's Republic of China on Scientific and Technological Progress (as amended on December 29, 2007)

Year of Version:2008
Date of Text (Enacted):July 2, 1993
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Industrial Property, Other
Notes:
The Law on Scientific and Technology was adopted on July 2, 1993 and came into force on October 1, 1993. It was amended for the first time on December 29, 2007, promulgated by Order No. 82 of the President of the People’s Republic of China and came into force on July 1, 2008.

The Law contains provisions relating to State strategies for the promotion of intellectual property rights (Articles 7, 18 & 21) and the protection of intellectual property rights obtained by the enterprises from research and development and obtained in projects covered by the scientific and technological fund established with government funds or by scientific and technological plans, which influence scientific and technological progress (Articles 2, 21, 38, 60 & 65).
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中华人民共和国科学技术进步法 (于2007年12月29日修正) 中华人民共和国科学技术进步法 (于2007年12月29日修正), Complete document (pdf) [163 KB] 中华人民共和国科学技术进步法 (于2007年12月29日修正), Complete document (htm) [32 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

English

Law of the People's Republic of China on Scientific and Technological Progress (as amended on December 29, 2007) Law of the People's Republic of China on Scientific and Technological Progress (as amended on December 29, 2007), Complete document (pdf) [88 KB] Law of the People's Republic of China on Scientific and Technological Progress (as amended on December 29, 2007), Complete document (htm) [46 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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