18 May 2010, Beijing
IPR2 supported the National Judges College (NJC), China's training institution for the courts, under the Supreme People's Court (SPC). More than 200 members of the High, Intermediary and Local Courts received training on European and international experiences of judicial protection of IP rights as part of building their capacity to adjudicate and handle IP cases and to promote further exchanges in this field.
One key requirement for the functioning of the IP system is the application and implementation of IP laws by the judiciary in accordance with the rule of law. As the number of court cases involving IP issues is increasing, as is the level of technicality, building the capacity of new judges with comprehensive training and supporting the professional development of practicing judges is essential. Chinese judges pursuing advanced training courses at the National Judges College have an interest in sharing views and experience with their foreign colleagues on IP matters. In this context, IPR2 was invited by the NJC to contribute expertise to its training.
The training aimed to share information on the latest developments in Europe (legislation and landmark cases) and experience in various fields of IP; and to provide a platform for the European experts to share their experiences and build an interactive dialogue between the participants on the latest trends in European IP related jurisprudence:
The training is part of IPR2’s co-operation with the SPC on judicial capacity building and enforcement and helped to contribute to the development of a continuous and comprehensive dialogue between Chinese judges and European legal experts.
Recent developments in IP law, Mr Alastair Wilson QC, Hogarth Chambers, London, UK 291.18 KB
SPC is the court of last resort in China and the highest trial organ and its judicial interpretations have the force of law. It reports to the National People's Congress and its Standing Committee; and is also the highest supervising organ over the trial practices of local people's courts and special people's courts at various levels. The IP Division of SP has original and appellate jurisdiction over all IP matters which cover patent, trade secrets, copyright, trademark, technology transfer contracts and unfair competition. Useful links
Supreme People’s Court (SPC)
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