Hunan: New Body Explores Dispute Alternatives


Source: China Daily

A mediation committee for intellectual property disputes was founded in Changsha last week, offering a quick and flexible alternative to solve patent, trademark and copyright disputes in the province. The first 20 mediators in the committee come from IP-related government departments, IP agencies and universities. Officials and experts said mediation offered higher efficiency and lower costs compared with filing lawsuits. They added the committee was a new attempt at more diverse solutions for IP disputes.