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Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China (as amended by the Decision of August 25, 2000, of the Standing Committee on Amending the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China; promulgated by the Presidential Order No. 11 of People's Republic of China)

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Year of current version:2000
Date of last amendment:August 25, 2000
Date of entry into force of original text:April 1, 1985
Date of Text (Enacted):March 12, 1984
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Utility Models
Notes:
This second revision of China’s Patent Law incorporates all the amendments up to the Decision of August 25, 2000, on Amending the Patent Law (the second amendment).
For the amendments made by the second amendment, see:
-Article 1, 3, 6, 8, 10-11, 14, 16, 19-21, 23
-Article 36, 39-50, 52, 53, 55, 57-63, 66-68

The notification by China to the WTO under Article 63.2 of TRIPs states:
'The Law provides that industrial designs can be applied to be protected as a patent. Article 66 of the Law provides for the provisional measures before litigation.”
Available Texts: 
Chinese

2000年8月25日,中华人民共和国专利法 (修订至2000年8月25日全国人民代表大会常务委员会《关于修改〈中华人民共和国专利法〉的决定》; 中华人民共和国主席令第11号公布) 2000年8月25日,中华人民共和国专利法 (修订至2000年8月25日全国人民代表大会常务委员会《关于修改〈中华人民共和国专利法〉的决定》; 中华人民共和国主席令第11号公布), Complete document (pdf) [131 KB] 2000年8月25日,中华人民共和国专利法 (修订至2000年8月25日全国人民代表大会常务委员会《关于修改〈中华人民共和国专利法〉的决定》; 中华人民共和国主席令第11号公布), Complete document (htm) [66 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

English

Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China (as amended by the Decision of August 25, 2000, of the Standing Committee on Amending the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China; promulgated by the Presidential Order No. 11 of People's Republic of China) Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China (as amended by the Decision of August 25, 2000, of the Standing Committee on Amending the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China; promulgated by the Presidential Order No. 11 of People's Republic of China), Complete document (pdf) [83 KB]

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