China introduced a new intellectual property court on 01.01.2019. The main aim of this new court, which is a part of the Supreme People’s Court, is to bring more quality and efficiency regarding all sorts of intellectual property desputes in the country and in that way to send a positive signal to all local and foreign market players.
The new court will be responsible for:
- Civil law cases after the first instance
That includes: Invention patent, utility model patent, layout designs for integrated circuits, technical inventions, computer software, new plant varieties
- Administrative cases at first instance concerning more technical issues, including designs and monopoly disputes
- Protest cases after first instance appeal cases which have entered into force after first instance independently of the civil cases or administrative cases mentioned above.
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Source: Dr. Meyer-Dulheuer & Partners LLP.