The Supreme People's Court issued the opinions on the promotion of combined IP trial mechanism, according to which the "three-inone" mode for intellectual property cases that integrates civil, administrative and criminal trials will be further promoted in courts nationwide.
The initial move to explore the "three-in-one" trial mode was made by the IP division of the Shanghai Pudong New Area People's Court. It has dealt with nearly 10,000 IP civil, administrative and criminal cases during the past two decades, and has accumulated ample experience that can be studied by other courts.
Statistics from the People's Court Daily showed that the courts received 130,000 civil, administrative and criminal IP cases of the first instance in 2015, up 11.7 percent yearon- year. The number of concluded cases also increased compared with 2014, without any increase in the number of judges.