Law & Regulation

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.


Domain Name

  • Measures of the China Internet Network Information Center for the Resolution of Country Code Top-Level Domain Name Disputes [Chinese] [EN&CN] [English]



  • Cross-references of guidelines for patent examination 2019 [Chinese]


Trademark Law

  • Chinese Classification of similar goods and services 2019 [Chinese]
  • Guidelines for trademark examination [Chinese]
  • Trademark Law 2019 Amendent not yet effective – [Chinese] [English]

Unfair Competition