Patent Litigation in China

(Author: Chuanhong Long, Guoxu Yang; Source: CCPIT)

1. Types of Intellectual Property Rights & Granting Procedure

1.1 Types of Intellectual Property Rights

The Chinese legal system provides patent protection for inventions.There are three types of patents under Patent Law, namely a patent for an invention, a patent for a utility model and a patent for a design. Inventions could be also be protectable as trade secrets under the Chinese legal system. Indeed, before the . . .

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