Patent Law of the People's Republic of China (Revised in 2008)

Patent Law of the People's Republic of China (Revised in 2008)
Patent Law of the People's Republic of China (Revised in 2008)

Order of the President of the People's Republic of China No.8

December 27, 2008

Adopted at the Fourth Session of the Standing Committee of the Sixth National People's Congress on March 12, 1984; amended for the first time in accordance with the Decision on the Revision of the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China issued by the Standing Committee of the Seventh National People's Congress at its 27th Session on September 4, 1992; amended for the second time in accordance with the Decision on the Revision of the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China issued by the Standing Committee of the Ninth National People's Congress at its 17th Session on August 25, 2000; and amended for the third time in accordance with the Decision on the Revision of the Patent Law of the People's Republic of China issued by the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress at its Sixth Session on December 27, 2008

Contents
Chapter I General Provisions
Chapter II Requirements for Granting Patent Rights
Chapter III Patent Application
Chapter IV Examination and Approval of Patent Applications
Chapter V Duration, Termination and Invalidation of Patent Rights
Chapter VI Compulsory License for Exploitation of a Patent
Chapter VII Protection of Patent Rights
Chapter VIII Supplementary Provisions

Chapter I General Provisions


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