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Frequently Asked Questions About Patent
1.What is a patent?
2.How many types of patent protection are provided in China?
3.What is the duration of a patent in China?
4.Which subject matters can not be granted a patent?
5.What kind of invention or utility model or design can be granted a patent?
6.What is the priority?
7.What is the file system in the Chinese patent application?
8.Which language does my application need to be file in China?
9.What is the deadline for entering the national phase application based on PCT application?
10.When will a patent application be published in China?
11.When shall the applicant file a request for a substantive examination?
12.Whether can the applicant proceed with amending the application on his or its own initiative after filing an application?
13.What criteria are used to determine the scope of a patent protection?
14.If an application is rejected, what shall the applicant do?
15.Who may declare a patent invalidation?
16.Whether does the patentee mark the patent number on the products?
17.How to file a patent application for foreign entities and individuals?
18.If a patent is infringed, what can the patentee do?


14.If an application is rejected, what shall the applicant do?
  If the applicant is not satisfied with the decision of the SIPO rejecting the application, within three months 
from the date of receiving the notification he can request the Patent Re-examination Board to make a 
re-examination. The Patent Re-examination Board shall make a decision and notify the applicant after
re-examination. And then if the applicant is still not satisfied with the decision made by the 
Re-examination Board, he may institute legal proceedings in the People's Court for the decision within 
three months from the date of receipt of the notification.