A Defense of Utility Models: The Case of China

Runhua Wang, A Defense of Utility Models: The Case of China, 7 Yonsei J. In'l Stud. 212 (2015).

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Runhua Wang

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Date Written: September 2, 2015

Abstract

Utility models are a type of exclusive rights provided to inventors or innovators in a comparatively short amount of time as a complement of regular patents. Utility models are cheap, quick, and easy to gain because they lack a process of examining the non-obvious. However, there are many criticisms about utility models and utility model regimes. This paper revisits these criticisms and the utility model regime in China. It explains why this regime is important to facilitate the domestic technology developers and responses the economic and political concerns from the previous scholars considering the cases in developed countries rather than a case in a developing country.

Keywords: Utility Models, Comparative Law, China

Suggested Citation

Wang, Runhua, A Defense of Utility Models: The Case of China (September 2, 2015). Runhua Wang, A Defense of Utility Models: The Case of China, 7 Yonsei J. In'l Stud. 212 (2015)., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3432379

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