|Type of property and law
|International Agreements Signed
Patent Law 1992
|20 years, non renewable
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Law on Marks
|10 years, renewable indefinitely
Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
|During the lifetime of the author and 50 years after his or her death
Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
|Base of the state, individuals rights, and private property returned in constitution in 2004
|Constitution of 1982 (after 2004 amendments)
|Regulations on the litigations on environmental protection, taxation and customs, the quality of products, and opposition to administrative decisions
|Administrative Law and Administrative Procedure Law
|Civil Law (Property law and the General Law on Registered Trademarks)
|Civil law, Civil Law Procedure
|Criminal law and Criminal Procedure Law
|Law on Contracts, Law on Prices, Foreign Trade Law, Law of Protection of Consumers, and Law against Unfair Competition
|Companies Law, Law on Foreign Company Venture Capital, and WFOE Law
|Supreme People's Court
|Highest Court in the legal system of China.
|Intermediate People's Court
|The trial courts are responsible for criminal and civil cases.
|Military court, Court of railway transport and Maritime Court of China.
|Supreme People's Procuratorate
|They exert their authority in cases endangering the safety of the State and public safety, damaging the economic order and violating the personal and democratic rights of the citizens and other important criminal causes.
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