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Application for a patent may be amended and withdrawn

Updated: Dec 25, 2018 english.legalinfo.gov.cn Print

An applicant may amend his or its application for a patent, but the amendment to the application for a patent for invention or utility model may not go beyond the scope of the disclosure contained in the initial description and the claims, and the amendment to the application for a patent for design may not go beyond the scope of the disclosure as shown in the initial drawings or photographs.

An applicant may withdraw his or its patent application at any time before the patent right is granted. The applicant shall make a written declaration when the application for a patent is withdrawn, and the filing number and filing date of the invention-creation shall be specified.


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