China Handles 213,000 IPR Cases in 2017

Source: Xinhua

Chinese courts dealt with a total of 213,480 intellectual property rights (IPR) cases in 2017, said Tao Kaiyuan, vice-president of the Supreme People's Court (SPC), on Wednesday.

The number is a 40.4 percent more than in 2016, doubling the number in 2013.

As of the end of 2017, the SPC had published 36 items of judicial interpretation on IPR, said Tao at a press conference.

China has more than 300 IPR tribunals, and about 3,000 judges and 2,000 judicial assistants working on IPR.