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China’s SPP Sets up the Intellectual Property Prosecution Office - China Legal News

Tue, 17 Nov 2020
Categories: China Legal Trends

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On 6 Nov. 2020, The Supreme People's Procuratorate (最高人民检察院, SPP)’s Prosecutor General Zhang Jun (张军) claims that the SPP has set up a new institution, i.e. Intellectual Property Prosecution Office (知识产权检察办公室, IP Office).

The IP Office is mainly responsible for formulating strategic plans for the prosecution of intellectual property and guiding the people’s procuratorates nationwide to handle criminal, civil, and administrative cases of intellectual property infringement.

The powers of Chinese procuratorates include filing charges as a public prosecutor in criminal cases, as well as supervising civil and administrative cases heard by the courts.

As for the procuratorial powers, please refer to an earlier post of the CJO.

 

 

Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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