Patent Law

Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China
中华人民共和国专利法

[CURRENT TEXT: Chinese, English]

(adopted Mar. 12, 1984, effective Apr. 1, 1985; amended Sept. 4, 1992, effective Jan. 1, 1993; amended Aug. 25, 2000, effective July 1, 2001; amended Dec. 27, 2008, effective Oct. 1, 2009)

  • Status: Revision planned
  • Legislative body (Vote): NPCSC (TBD)
  • Drafter & Submitter: State Council
  • Legislative Plans
    • Five-year: 12th NPCSC Category I
    • Annual: 2018
  • Legislative History & Texts
    • NPCSC deliberation – 1st round: originally planned for June 2018
    • State Council solicitation of public comments: December 2016 (Chinese, English)
  • Legislative Records: TBR
  • Press Conference: TBD

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