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Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China (as amended up to the Decision of December 27, 2008, of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Amending the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China), China

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Year of Version 2008 Dates Amended up to: December 27, 2008 Entry into force: April 1, 1985 Adopted: March 12, 1984 Type of Text Main IP Laws   Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), Utility Models, Industrial Designs Subject Matter (secondary) Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Available Texts Main text(s) Main text(s) Chinese 中华人民共和国专利法 (根据2008年12月27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》修正) PDF HTML English Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China (as amended up to the Decision of December 27, 2008, of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on Amending the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China) PDF HTML
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WTO Document Reference
IP/N/1/CHN/P/2
IP/N/1/CHN/3

WIPO Lex No. CN028