Top court to strengthen punishment for repeat offenders of IPR

Updated: 2012-12-25 19:23

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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.