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36,000 Intellectual Property Cases Concluded Last Year in China

According to the statistics of the Supreme People’s Court, in 2009, local courts across the country have received 30.626 thousand and concluded 30.509 thousand IP civil cases at the first instance, up by 25.49% and 29.73% respectively over last year.  Among the said concluded cases, 1361 are foreign concerned, up by 19.49% over last year.  IP civil cases at the second instance received and concluded by the courts last year are 5340 and 5492, up by 12.21% and 16.88% respectively.  In 2009, local courts across the country have received 2072 and concluded 1971 IP administrative cases at the first instance, up by 92.92% and 90.99% over last year.  3660 criminal cases concerning IP infringement were concluded by local courts, up by 10.04% over last year.

 

To further improve the IP judicial system and the working mechanism, up to the end of 2009, 5 higher people’s courts, 44 intermediate people’s courts and 29 basic-level people’s courts have carried out experiment on consolidating the IP civil cases, IP administrative cases and IP criminal cases under the trial of IPR Tribunals.    

 

Source: http://www.people.com.cn/http://www.sipo.gov.cn/