According to the latest statistics by the Supreme People's
Court (SPC) of China, China's courts concluded totally 147,000
IPR cases in the first instance in 2016.
In 2016, the SPC formulated new judicial interpretations for
hearing patent disputes as a way to facilitate the
innovation-driven innovation strategy and concluded several IPR
cases with great social impact, including the Jordan trademark
dispute, the closure of which has shown China's determination
to protect IPR and fight against infringement.
The chief justice of the SPC, Qiang ZHOU, addressed in the
annual work report of the SPC that, the court will give full play
to the functions of the trial to sustain steadiness, stimulate
innovation and encourage business startups for further development
Meanwhile, the prosecutorial system nationwide issued 15
opinions to guarantee scientific innovation and instituted public
prosecutions against 21,505 suspects in 2016. 29 provinces, regions
and municipalities, including Hubei province, Yunnan province and
Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, had set administrative enforcement
and criminal justice information sharing platforms against
infringement and counterfeit.
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