On March 1st, 2014, the revised Beijing Regulations on the Protection and Promotion of Patents will be effective. Such regulation contains provisions in connection with the patent protection, promotion and information for the general public. In addition, specific provisions for the protection from infringements are there set: one of the most important is, at our opinion, the clause that set administrative sanctions for infringors that, for the second time, violates rights on the same patent. I such case, in addition to the penalties decided by a judge, the administrative authorities may impose fines not less than RMB20,000 but not more than RMB200,000, and confiscation of illicit profits.

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