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By He Jing

What China’s new IP courts will mean.

China’s legislature passed a bill on August 31 announcing that three specialised IP courts are to open in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The Supreme People’s Court is in charge of the actual operational details and has vowed to have the courts up and running by the end of 2014. All three will be intermediate-level courts, meaning that they will handle many cases as the court of first instance and their decisions may be appealed to provincial-level higher people’s courts.

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