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Legal Update

New Patent Marking Rules in China

25 April 2012
Mayer Brown Legal Update
Following the new PRC Patent Law and the PRC Patent Implementation Rules which came into effect on 1 October 2009 and 1 February 2010 respectively, the PRC State Intellectual Property Office recently released the "Measures for Patent Label Marking" ("New Patent Marking Rules") which will supersede the old rules - "Measures for Patent Mark and Patent Number Marking" ("Old Rules") and become effective on 1 May 2012.
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