China is exploring the possibility of a new appeals court dedicated to IP cases, said Tao Kaiyuan, vice-president of the Supreme People's Court, at a recent IP seminar.

The court also plans to found a leadership group to advance judicial reforms in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, where the Beijing IP Court will play a crucial role. The move aims to promote coordinated innovation and economic transformation across the region, Tao said.

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