SPC approves Quanzhou Intellectual Property Court

An intellectual property (IP) court will be set up at the Intermediate People’s Court (ICC) in Quanzhou, east China’s Fujian Province, according to an approval document released by the SPC.

The document indicates the civil and administrative cases related to intellectual property in the first instance in the jurisdiction of Quanzhou which involve patents, new plant varieties, layout designs of integrated circuits, technical secrets, ownership of computer software and the recognition of well-known brands, as well as cases related to intellectual property in the first instance. civil, administrative and criminal cases beyond the jurisdiction of the Quanzhou Basic Courts will all fall under the jurisdiction of the Quanzhou PIC.

The document was released in response to the motion to establish an intellectual property court in Quanzhou submitted by Quanzhou National People’s Congress (NPC) deputies during the fifth session of the 13th NPC held in March.

Quanzhou will become the third city in Fujian province to host an intellectual property court, an official with Quanzhou’s IPC said.

Over the years, Quanzhou has pioneered several innovative measures in its efforts to build an independent national innovation demonstration zone, which has resulted in significant progress in its innovation capacity and needs, as well as the judicial protection of intellectual property rights. From 2017 to 2021, Quanzhou courts concluded 16,000 IP-related cases, accounting for 27% of the total number of cases concluded in the province.

The establishment of Quanzhou Intellectual Property Court will better meet the growing needs and reduce the cost of IPR protection, expand Quanzhou’s influence on intellectual property judicial protection as a key city along the sea route of silk and will favor the reinforcement of the protection of the innovation of the private companies. achievements.


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