Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
More IPR tribunals to be set up as lawsuits rise
+ -
08:40, December 11, 2008

 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
China will set up more tribunals designated to deal with intellectual property rights (IPR) cases, judicial officials said yesterday.

Saying a pilot project is testament to the efficiency of such tribunals, Kong Xiangjun, deputy chief of the Supreme People's Court's (SPC) IPR Tribunal, said the authorities will expand the scheme nationwide.

But he did not reveal any more details.

"In recognition of the specialized nature from both the legal and technological perspective, the establishment of unified tribunals will help optimize the allocation of judicial resources and simplify remedial procedures," Kong said.

"It will also help unify trial standards, so that penalties and compensation are fair and equitable," he added.

In the pilot scheme, nine intermediate people's courts and 14 courts at district- and county-level set up such tribunals.

They are mostly in areas with large numbers of IPR cases such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong and Fujian.

Before that, an IPR case could only be handled by one tribunal at a time - civil, administrative or criminal. That prolonged and complicated the process if the case needed to be heard at more than one court.

A designated IPR tribunal comprises judges from civil, administrative and criminal tribunals and drafts experts with strong technical background as jury members, Jiang Honglu, president of Changzhou Intermediate People's Court, said. The court in Jiangsu province set up a designated IPR tribunal in June.

The number of IPR lawsuits has been on the rise since China joined the World Trade Organization in late 2001. Courts admitted more than 77,000 civil IPR lawsuits from 2001 to 2007, with an annual increase of 22.6 percent, the SPC said.

Source: China Daily



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
China postpones summit with EU due to French leader's planned meeting with Dalai Lama 
Two Chinese sue Apple for patent infringement 
China lodges strong protest to France over Dalai Lama meeting
Russia, Venezuela to hold joint naval maneuvers
Foreign Ministry: China "has no choice but to react" to French leader's Dalai Lama meeting

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/6551244.pdf