China has established specialized IPR courts in 18 cities. Each court is charged to accept and hear IPR cases from a much larger area -one to two provinces-than the city it is located in.

Experience shows that the courts in different places usually apply different trial standards and may result in different judgments of the same case.

The current operation is that an appeal against a judgment is then heard by the court which is one-level higher than and in the place where the appellants come from.

The founding of a national IPR court could effectively solve this problem and reduce disputes. 80400182886.shtml