What China’s new IP courts will look like
Managing IP is part of the Delinian Group, Delinian Limited, 4 Bouverie Street, London, EC4Y 8AX, Registered in England & Wales, Company number 00954730
Copyright © Delinian Limited and its affiliated companies 2024

Accessibility | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Modern Slavery Statement

What China’s new IP courts will look like

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 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 IP court flow chart


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

more from across site and ros bottom lb

More from across our site

Daniel Zohny, former head of IP at world football governing body FIFA, has joined Abion as its global head of brand protection
Lawyers explain how Colombia’s willingness to grant preliminary injunctions and a looming compulsory licence have affected their firms’ workloads
We provide a rundown of Managing IP’s news and analysis coverage from the week, and review what’s been happening elsewhere in IP
Former Jenner & Block litigators say they plan to capitalise on a ‘huge uptick’ in life sciences work after joining Fish & Richardson’s newly formed life sciences industry team
Pravin Anand and Vaishali Mittal of Anand & Anand explain how they helped Swiss pharma company Vifor secure a landmark win against generic companies in India
Malisheia Douglas, who spent six years at Eaton Corporation, said she was attracted by the firm's global footprint
The European Parliament has voted in favour of overhauling the SEP framework, a proposal that has sparked deep division among patent owners and implementers
Daniel Poh talks about his journey to becoming managing partner and how firms can win new business from Chinese companies
Missing a deadline can have serious consequences but law firms should consider being lenient to those responsible
Each week Managing IP speaks to a different IP practitioner about their life and career
Gift this article