On the morning of 16 June 2021, upon approval by China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and Chongqing Municipal Party Committee, Chongqing Intellectual Property Tribunal(重庆知识产权法庭) was officially established at the Chongqing First Intermediate People's Court.
Pursuant to the SPC’s Reply, Chongqing Intellectual Property Tribunal mainly has jurisdictions over the following intellectual property cases:
(1) the first-instance civil and administrative cases in relation to intellectual property rights, involving patents, know-how, computer software, new varieties of plants, layout design of integrated circuits, recognition of well-known trademarks, and monopoly disputes, which occur within the territory of Chongqing Municipality;
(2) the first-instance civil and administrative cases in relation to intellectual property rights, which occur within the territory of Chongqing Municipality, but are beyond the jurisdiction of the primary courts; and
(3) appeals against first-instance civil cases in relation to intellectual property rights heard by Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Primary People's Court (Chongqing Pilot Free Trade Zone Primary People's Court) and appeals against first-instance civil, administrative and criminal cases heard by Yuzhong District People's Court of Chongqing.
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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team