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Shanghai Courts Adjust Centralized Juridiction over IP cases - China Legal News

Sat, 16 Jan 2021
Categories: China Legal Trends

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In December 2020, Shanghai High People's Court issued the Announcement on Adjusting the Centralized Jurisdiction of Primary Courts over Intellectual Property Cases.

On 18 Dec. 2020, Shanghai High People's Court issued the Announcement on Adjusting the Centralized Jurisdiction of Primary Courts over Intellectual Property Cases (关于调整本市基层法院知识产权案件集中管辖的公告), which came into force from 1 Jan. 2021.

The Announcement makes it clear that intellectual property cases accepted by primary people's courts shall be subject to relatively centralized jurisdiction and shall be tried by the people's courts of Pudong New Area, Xuhui District, Yangpu District and Putuo District of Shanghai Municipality. For other jurisdictions, the Announcement of Shanghai High People's Court on Adjusting the Centralized Jurisdiction of Primary Courts over Intellectual Property Cases, Administrative Cases and Minor Criminal Cases (上海市高级人民法院关于调整基层法院知识产权案件、行政案件和未成年人刑事案件集中管辖的公告) shall still apply.

Contributors: Yanru Chen 陈彦茹

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