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5 Intellectual Property Courts in China

Duncan Matthews

From: Competition Law and Intellectual Property in China

Edited By: Spyros Maniatis, Ioannis Kokkoris, Xiaoye Wang

From: Oxford Competition Law (http://oxcat.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 October 2023

Monopoly — Intellectual property rights (IPR) — Jurisdictions

This chapter explains that the rationale for setting up specialised IP courts was set out by the Supreme Court of the People's Republic of China in its 2014 White Paper on Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts, namely that establishing IP courts is a fundamental measure in terms of judicial reform in China as a whole. Similarly, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CCCPC) has stated that it considers the establishment of IP courts to be a significant step in the reform of the national scientific and technological base. The chapter offers an overview of China's IP court system, highlighting the process by which the IP courts were set up and assesses how efficiently the courts are operating.

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