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In 2008, China amended its patent law for the third time. One of the reasons for the change was to be compliant with the TRIPS agreement.

Searching for, and checking status of, Chinese patents

Patents may be renewable and last longer than 20 years in China.[1]

A search engine is available at: cnipr.com/enpatv.

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  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/legal/2010-November/001438.html

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