On 10th March, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP), confirmed in their work reports that China will increase the IPR judicial protection. In the last five years many steps have been taken in this direction by the local courts too though the improvement of judicial transparency, the protection of patents and famous trademarks, as well as through the involvement in many campaigns against IPR infringement. Since 2008, the SPP prosecuted more than 50,000 suspects of IPR infringement and counterfeiting, in 2013 the focus will be the environmental resources combined with the IP judicial protection to promote the development of ecological civilization construction, self-innovation and culture industry. With reference to the local courts, the growth rate of cases is impressive with IP civil cases in 2011 more than doubled compared with 2008.

(Source: www.cipnews.com.cn)