A new regulation targeting patent disputes in the e-commerce sector took effect in early September in Beijing, a city home to major online shopping portals in China, including JD, Gome and Dangdang.

The move is aimed at preventing infringements and accelerating the process of dealing with disputes, according to the Beijing Intellectual Property Office. Local enforcement officials said the rollout will enable them to reduce the period of settling online patent disputes from three months to 45 days.


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