PRC Patent Law (3rd Revision)
The revised Law now requires any work unit or individual wishing to apply for a patent in a foreign country for an invention or utility model completed in China to first submit such invention or utility model to the State Council’s patent administrative department for a confidentiality review.
Issue: February 2009
CLP Reference: 5100/08.12.27
PRC Reference: 中华人民共和国主席令 (十一届第8号)
Promulgated: 27 December 2008
Effective: 01 October 2009
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(Adopted at the 6th Session of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People’s Congress on December 27 2008 and effective as of October 1 2009.)
PRC President’s Order (No.8 of the 11th NPC)
PART ONE: GENERAL PROVISIONS
第一章 总 则
Article 1: This Law has been formulated in order to protect the lawful rights and interests of patentees, encourage inventions and creations, promote the application of inventions and creations, improve the ability to be innovative and promote scientific and technological progress and socio-economic development.
Article 2: For the purposes of this Law, the term “inventions and creations” means inventions, utility models and designs.