893.542/9–2945: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Robertson) to the Secretary of State

1681. Chinese patent law promulgated May 29, 1944, is not now in effect. Reference Department’s telegram 1524, September 24.53 According [Page 1241] to responsible officials of Ministry of Economic Affairs, this law was to be enforced one year after conclusion of hostilities. No enforcement regulations are ready or have been issued. Procedure for registration of foreign patents will not be established until this law becomes effective. Chinese citizens may now apply for registration of patents under the provisional regulations governing encouragement of industrial techniques originally promulgated September 1932 and most recently revised January 1941.

  1. Not printed; it inquired as to whether the patent law of 1944 was in effect and as to procedure in registering American patents in China (893.044/9–2445).