The decision on revising the Patent Law of China was passed on October 17, 2020 after eight years of discussions. Among others, the duration of a design patent is extended from ten to fifteen years. This might indicate China’s willingness to join the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs which is currently being discussed with the World Intellectual Property Organization. Also, it will be possible to file a partial design application, namely to claim protection for only a part of a product shape. The new provisions will come into force on June 1st, 2021.
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