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“The Latest Changes in Chinese IP Laws: What You Need to Know to Protect Your IP Rights”

On May 26, 2009 by Schnader

Joan Kluger and Elizabeth Featherman authored “The Latest Changes in Chinese IP Laws: What You Need to Know to Protect Your IP Rights.” The article was published in the May 16, 2009 Intellectual Property Supplement to The Legal Intelligencer. 

The article addresses the latest amendment to Chinese patent law, which was passed by the Chinese National People’s Congress and will go into effect on October 1, 2009. The article also addresses the latest intellectual property rights (“IPR”) protection guidelines, “Comments of the Supreme People’s Court on Implementing the National Intellectual Rights Protection Strategy,” which were issued by the China Supreme People’s Court on March 29, 2009. In light of these changes and guidelines, the article discusses what U.S. companies need to know if they want to obtain patent protection in China.