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Guidelines of February 1, 2010, on Examination of Patents (promulgated by Order No. 55 of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) ), China


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Year of Version 2010 Dates Entry into force: February 1, 2010 Adopted: February 1, 2010 Type of Text Implementing Rules/Regulations Subject Matter Patents (Inventions), Utility Models, Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body Notes This 2010 Guidelines has been published by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) to ensure objective, fair, accurate, and timely handling of patent applications and appeals. The Guidelines were revised from the 2006 edition based on Article 122 of the Implementing Regulations of the PRC Patent Law (as revised in 2010).

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