Better Patent Law for International Commitment- The Amendment of Chinese Patent Law

By: Jiwen Chen


On August 25, 2000, the Chinese National People’s Congress (“NPC”) passed and amendment to the Chinese Patent Law. The Chinese Patent Law was enacted in 1984 and first amended in 1992. This second Amendment, in August of 2000, was made in anticipation of China’s accession to World Trade Organization (“WTO”) and in response to the need for protection of domestinc intellectual property rights.

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