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Law of The People's Republic of China on the Laws Applicable to Foreign-related Civil Relations

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Year of current version:2010
Date of entry into force of original text:April 1, 2011
Date of Text (Enacted):October 28, 2010
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, Industrial Property, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits, Patents (Inventions), Plant Variety Protection, Trademarks, Utility Models
Notes:Chapter 7 provides rules for the resolution of choice of law specifically in the area of Intellectual Property.
Article 51 provides:" Where Article 146, Article 147 of the General Principles of Civil Law of the PRC and Article 36 of the Succession Law of the PRC are inconsistent with the provisions of this law, this law shall prevail. "
The English translation is unofficial.
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中华人民共和国涉外民事关系法律适用法 中华人民共和国涉外民事关系法律适用法, Complete document (pdf) [83 KB] 中华人民共和国涉外民事关系法律适用法, Complete document (htm) [30 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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Law of The People's Republic of China on the Laws Applicable to Foreign-related Civil Relations Law of The People's Republic of China on the Laws Applicable to Foreign-related Civil Relations, Complete document (pdf) [143 KB]

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WIPO Lex No.:CN173

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