Wednesday, April 17 2024   \  Published by FICPI.

China Has Made Significant Strides in Aligning The Chinese Patent Law With The Patent Law Treaty

China Has Made Significant Strides in Aligning The Chinese Patent Law With The Patent Law Treaty

The recent updates to the Chinese Patent Law, including the release of the Implementation Regulations of the Patent Law (IRPL) and the Guidelines for Patent Examination (GPE), mark a significant milestone in China's ongoing efforts to harmonise its intellectual property framework with international standards. Coming into effect on January 20, 2024, these revisions not only streamline the patent application process but also signify China's commitment to fostering an innovation-friendly environment that resonates with global patent practices.

Most notably, the amendments pave the way for a seamless integration with the Patent Law Treaty (PLT), offering a more applicant-centric approach that makes protecting innovations on a worldwide scale easier. This alignment with the PLT is a clear indicator of China's dedication to removing barriers for inventors and companies around the globe, ensuring that the Chinese patent system is more accessible, efficient, and in tune with the international community. Read more

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