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Guangdong establishes special committee on IP theory in trials

Date:2010-05-14 14:10:47
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From:IPR in China

It is learnt from Guangdong Provincial Higher People’s Court that, the province established on May 12 a special committee on intellectual property (IP) theory in trials based on the trend for IP case trials, so as to mobilize the study and research on IP case hearing among all the courts and the theory circle.

Since 2004, the number of IP cases of first instance heard by Guangdong courts has been keeping the first place in China, and the civil cases of first and second instance in 2009 accounted for over one fifth of the total number in the country. With the increasing expansion of judicial protection area, new types of cases and difficulties keep turning on, and cases accepted by Guangdong courts are enlarged from the traditional types, such as copyright, patent and trademark, into online copyright, plant new variety, domain name, anti-monopoly, licensed operation, judicial cognizance of well-known trademark and other brand new areas.

Deputy Chief Justice of Guangdong Provincial Higher People’s Court Xu Chunjian expressed that, the establishment of the committee not only offers a platform for research and communication, but can also integrate the research resources and mobilize the study and research on IP case hearing among all the courts and the theory circle.

 
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