The Beijing Intellectual Property Court, established on November 6, 2014, is the first special court for handling intellectual property related matters. This court has jurisdiction over all the civil and administrative lawsuits on intellectual property rights which were previously administered by the intermediate people's courts in Beijing.

Among the cases it accepted last year, 58 percent are trademark administrative cases, 13 percent are patent administrative cases, 14% are first instance civil cases and 15% are second instance civil cases.

About 11 percent of the decisions made by the Patent Reexamination Board have been revoked by the Beijing IP Court, while about 16 percent of the decisions made by the Trademark Review Board have been revoked.

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