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What China’s new IP courts will look like



Peter Leung, Hong Kong


These flow charts, courtesy of Rouse, provide a helpful summary of the jurisdictional boundaries of China’s new IP courts

Click here for our in-depth look at what we know about the new IP courts thus far.

To see a full size version of the flow charts, right click (or control-click for Mac users) on the image and choose “view image”.

Beijing

Beijing will have a unique role among the IP courts, as it will be the forum for hearing appeals from the Patent Review Board and the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board.

Beijing IP court flow chart

 

Shanghai


Shanghai IP court flow chart

Guangzhou

Guangzhou’s structure is also unique, because while Shanghai and Beijing are direct controlled municipalities, Guangzhou is a sub-provincial city. Guangzhou will have jurisdiction of some, but not all, types of IP cases from other parts of Guangdong province.

Guangzhou IP court flow chart


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