A year of experimentation in China’s new IP courts

By Jacob Schindler

Specialised IP courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou have been in session for over a year. They have already embarked on some of the boldest experiments in China’s recent judicial history

Most serious observers of the Chinese IP regime would agree that things have been moving in a positive direction for rights holders for several years now. In general, progress has been made not in leaps and bounds, but rather through a gradual shift towards stronger enforcement more in line with Deng Xiaoping’s maxim, “Cross the river by feeling the stones”. So for some, the whirlwind announcement and establishment of the country’s long-discussed IP courts came as something of a surprise.

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