Chengdu
15 May 2017
Reporter: Barney Dixon
China could establish appellate IP court
China plans to institute a national appellate intellectual property court akin to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, according to senior China counsel at the US Patent and Trademark Office, Mark Cohen.

Chinese academic professor Wu Handong said at an IP symposium on 10 May that the Supreme People’s Court of China had recommended the adoption of a specialised appeals court.

According to Cohen’s blog post, Wu said the court would be in addition to new intermediate level IP courts being established in Chengdu, Nanjing, Suzhou and Wuhan, as well as the expansion of existing IP courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

The appellate court would focus on technology-related IP issues and cover similar areas to existing IP courts.

Wu was responding to a question from former Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Randall Rader.

Chengdu officials also noted that they had received approval to conduct trial experiments in combined local administration of IP issues.

More news
The latest news from IPPro The Internet
Join Our Newsletter

Sign up today and never
miss the latest news or an issue again

Subscribe now
Google hit with €2.42 billion EU antitrust fine
27 June 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The European Commission ruled the company had abused its power by giving an advantage to its own products and services in Google search results
Elsevier wins $15 million settlement
26 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Elsevier has received $15 million in damages in its copyright infringement lawsuit against Sci-Hub, the Library Genesis project and a number of other sites
Trio sentenced over piracy business
26 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Three men have received suspended prison sentences for illegally distributing copyrighted content, costing more than £2.5 million
Jones Day bolsters IP practice
26 June 2017 | Los Angeles | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Law firm Jones Day has added Andrea Jeffries and Emily Tait as partners to its intellectual property practice
Hong Kong, Albania and Panama among key counterfeit transit points
23 June 2017 | Alicante | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Hong Kong, Albania and Panama are among several key transit points for counterfeits worldwide
Merchant & Gould hires patent trio
22 June 2017 | New York | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Merchant & Gould has expanded its New York office with the addition of three new intellectual property attorneys.
Nominet releases annual .uk domain disputes report
22 June 2017 | London | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Over half of .uk domain disputes through Nominet’s Dispute Resolution Service have resulted in a domain name being transferred, saving an estimated £7.18 million in legal costs in 2016