Top court to strengthen punishment for repeat offenders of IPR
Updated: 2012-12-25 19:23
By Zhao Yinan (chinadaily.com.cn)
China's top court has pledged to strengthen the punishment for repeat offenders of intellectual property rights on Tuesday.
Wang Shengjun, president of China's Supreme People's Court, pledged to set up a punitive compensation system for repeat and malicious infringements of intellectual property rights.
He made the remarks in a report delivered to the top legislature.
China has seen a significant increase in the number of intellectual property disputes.
Although some places have tried tribunals to collectively hear cases on intellectual property protectionprotection, it is necessary to establish a specific court specializing in the field to ensure the professionalism of rulings, Wang said.