New Amendment of the China Patent Law
On 17 October 2020, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the PRC passed the decision to amend the Patent Law of the PRC. The amended patent law will come into effect on 1 June 2021. Some of the important changes of the China Patent Law are highlighted below: Design Patent
- A design patent will no longer limit to protect the entire design of a product. Protection of a portion of the product design will be possible.
- Protection term of a design patent will be extended from 10 years to 15 years.