Apply for a patent 专利申请 A: Mr.Li, I want to applyfor a patent in your country, but I don't know aboutChina's Patent Law. Would you please tell me theessentials?
B: Yes, of course. The aim of the Patent Law is toprotect and encourage inventions and to promotethe development of science and technology. The lawcame into effect in 1984. It comprises 8 chapterswith 69 articles.
A: How does a foreign enterprise apply for a patent in China?
B: He has to appoint a patent agency designated by our government to act as his patentagent. And this is usually done by the Patent Agent Department.
A: How long is the duration of patent right for an invention according to the law?
B: 15 years.