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Judiciary mulls introducing more IP courts

Updated: 2016-04-21 16:33
By Cao Yin in Hangzhou (chinadaily.com.cn)

China's top court is considering establishing additional specialized courts that only deal with intellectual property disputes, official of the Supreme People's Court revealed on Thursday.

Song Xiaoming, chief judge of the top court's IP tribunal, confirmed in a Thursday news conference that several deputies of the National People's Congress and political advisers have suggested setting up new IP courts across the country.

China established three such specialized courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangdong province at the end of 2014, implementing judicial reforms put forward by the central leadership in 2013.

"NPC deputies from Chongqing municipality, Hubei, Sichuan and provinces in the northeast have requested IP courts in their regions due to a boom in this kind of litigation and to push technology innovations," Song said.

He added that the court would report to the top legislature in August once more research had been carried out on whether more IP courts should be established and where they should be located.

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