SPC Deputy Head: to enhance IP judicial protection and create a first-class innovative legal environment

Hosted by the High People’s Court of Guangdong and organized by Guangzhou IP Court and Shenzhen IP Court, the International Symposium on IP Judicial Protection was held in Guangzhou on August 19. Tao Kaiyuan, Deputy Head of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), Chen Liangxian, Vice Governor of Guangdong and Gong Jiali, President of Guangdong People’s Court attended and addressed the symposium.

Tao briefed the achievements made and experience gained by China on IP judicial protection, and the practical international cooperation launched by the Chinese courts on IP judicial protection. She stressed that to enhance IP judicial protection not only echoes the needs of China to abide by the international rules and fulfill the international commitments, but also represents the internal needs for China to implement the innovation-driven development strategy, create good business environment and build an open economic system.

Tao pointed out that under new situations, the Chinese courts will adhere to the requirements of the national innovation-driven development strategy and the innovative system building, and provide firm support to innovation and creativity; will make more efforts on the technical innovation and development in key fields and upgrade the overall IP protection to a high level; will deepen the international communication and mutual-learning and improve the authority and international influence of China on IP judicial protection to work with other countries in tackling new opportunities and challenges and contributing the “Chinese wisdom” to the formulation of global IP rules.

The theme of this symposium is “opportunities and challenges”. Over 110 persons attended the meeting, including the court representatives from US, UK, Germany, ROK and China, including Hong Kong and Macao SARs, experts from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking University, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and Sun Yat-sen University as well as the officials from the market regulation departments in Guangdong.

(Source: Source: People’s Court Daily)