This page provides access to the main laws and regulations relating intellectual property in China. Click on the item of the list herein either for reading on or downloading the text. The texts are divided in areas (trademarks, patents, copyright, unfair competition, enforcement, geographical indications, circuits layout, new varieties of plant, others

TRADEMARK

PATENT

COPYRIGHT

  • Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China (2010 Amendment) [Chinese] – [English] – [EN&CN]
  • Regulation for the Implementation of the Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China (2013 Revision) [Chinese] – [English] – [En&CN]
  • Regulation on Computers Software Protection (2013 Revision) – [Chinese] – [English] – [EN&CN]
  • Regulation on the Protection of the Right to Communicate Works to the Public over Information Networks (2013 Revision) – [Chinese] – [English] – [EN&CN]

PROCEDURE

  • Administrative Litigation Law of the People’s Republic of China (2014 Amendment) – [Chinese] – [English] – [EN&CN]
  • Civil Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China (2012 Amendment) – [Chinese] – [English] – [EN&CN]

UNFAIR COMPETITION

  • Advertising Law of the People’s Republic of China (2015 Revision) – [Chinese] – [English] – [EN&CN]
  • Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China [Chinese] – [English] – [EN&CN]
  • Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People’s Republic of China. – [Chinese] – [English] – [EN&CN]
  • Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests (2013 Amendment) – [Chinese] – [English] – [EN&CN]
  • Provisions of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce on Prohibiting the Abuse of Intellectual Property Rights to Preclude or Restrict Competition – [Chinese] – [English] – [En&CN]

ENFORCEMENT

  • Administrative Compulsion Law of the People’s Republic of China – [Chinese] – [English] – [EN&CN]
  • Law of The People’s Republic Of China on Administrative Penalty (2009 Amendment) [Chinese] – [English] – [EN&CN]

CUSTOM

  • Customs Law of the People’s Republic of China (2013 Second Amendment) – [Chinese] – [English] – [EN&CN]
  • Regulation of the People’s Republic of China on the Customs Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (2010 Revision) – [Chinese] – [English] – [EN&CN]

DOMAIN NAME

  • CNNIC Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Rules – [Chinese] – [English]
  • CNNIC Implementing Rules of Domain Name Registration – [Chinese] – [English]
  • Measures of the China Internet Network Information Center for Resolving Disputes over Domain Names – [Chinese] – [English]