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Supreme Law: Chinese courts have become the world's largest courts to hear intellectual property cases – Chinanews.com

Chinanews.com May 15th, the head of the Intellectual Property Trial Division of the Supreme Court, Lin Guanghai said on the 15th that Chinese courts have become the world’s largest courts for intellectual property cases, especially patents, and have credibility and attractiveness in the field of international intellectual property protection. The influence has been significantly improved. The number of intellectual property cases in which foreign parties voluntarily choose the courts in mainland China as litigation places is increasing. China is increasingly becoming the “preferred place” for the settlement of international intellectual property disputes.

    Supreme Law: Chinese courts have become the world's largest courts to hear intellectual property cases - Chinanews.com -中新社记者 李慧思 摄” src=”http://image1.chinanews.com.cn/cnsupload/big/2019/01-01/4-561/11a0a7bb77ba40c3bf3b7e70e11b740e.jpg” title=”On January 1, the IP Court of the Supreme People’s Court of China was unveiled in Beijing. Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People’s Court, unveiled the IP Court of the Supreme People’s Court. Since January 1, the court has fulfilled its statutory duties and accepted relevant cases in accordance with the law. The picture shows the constitutional oath of all judges of the Supreme Court of Intellectual Property.China News Servicereporter Li Huisi”>

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On the afternoon of the 15th, the State Council held a press conference, inviting Gan Lin, deputy director of the State Administration of Markets, Gan Shaoning, deputy director of the State Intellectual Property Office, and the responsible persons of the Supreme People’s Court and the General Administration of Customs to introduce the new intellectual property protection and business environment in China. Progress Report (2018), and answer questions from reporters.

Some reporters asked what role does the people’s court’s intellectual property trial work play in creating a good business environment?

Lin Guanghai said that as the saying goes, “The depth of the water is fishy, ​​and the city is strong, Jiaxing.” A good business environment is an important boost to the healthy development of the socialist market economy. In a good business environment, the right holders of intellectual property rights can get the benefits, and the infringers of intellectual property rights must pay the due price.

Lin Guanghai said that in recent years, the People’s Court has concluded a series of cases with important influences such as the “Jordan” trademark dispute administrative dispute series, Huawei v. Samsung patent infringement dispute case, the French Dior company and the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board trademark refusal to review the administrative dispute case. It has a wide international impact. Chinese courts have become the world’s largest courts for hearing intellectual property cases, especially patents. The credibility, attractiveness and influence of international intellectual property protection have increased significantly. Foreign parties have voluntarily chosen Chinese courts as the litigation case. With the increase, China is increasingly becoming the “preferred place” for the settlement of international intellectual property disputes.

The People’s Court hears patents and other technical cases in accordance with the law. The Supreme People’s Court establishes an intellectual property court. At the same time, it establishes 19 intellectual property courts across regional jurisdictions to uniformly handle patent and other civil and administrative intellectual property cases with strong technical expertise. The trials of technical cases are timely, effective, and unified in standards, stimulating social enthusiasm and releasing the vitality of innovation and entrepreneurship. The people’s courts hear cases of trademarks and anti-unfair competitions in accordance with the law, strengthen the protection of well-known trademarks at home and abroad, standardize the use and protection of old-fashioned and intangible cultural heritage, and sanction trademark infringements such as counterfeit trademarks, malicious cybersquatting, and counterfeiting, and actively create a unified opening. , orderly norms, fair market environment. We will examine copyright cases in accordance with the law, strengthen copyright protection, and give full play to the role of intellectual property trials in guiding and guaranteeing cultural innovation.

Lin Guanghai introduced that in 2018, the people’s court newly received 4,419 first-instance cases of IPR infringement, up 19.28% year-on-year; and concluded 4,064 cases, up 11.59% year-on-year, indicating that the effect of penalties on punishing infringement and counterfeiting is more obvious.

Lin Guanghai emphasized that the Supreme Law always attaches great importance to cracking down on infringement and counterfeiting to protect intellectual property rights, earnestly perform its duties, give full play to the leading role of judicial protection of intellectual property rights, integrate civil justice, administrative law enforcement, and penalties, and jointly manage and administer responsibility. To provide a strong judicial guarantee for creating a first-class business environment.

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