China’s Supreme Court to take on intellectual property cases

A Chinese national flag flutters near a minaret of the old Id Kah Mosque in the Old City of Kashgar in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China September 6, 2018. Photo September 6, 2018. To match Special Report MUSLIMS-CAMPS/CHINA REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING (Reuters) – the rights of Intellectual property cases of the following month to be taken to China’s Supreme Court, the government said on Saturday, as the country strives to strengthen protection in the face of the complaints of the United States on the issue.

China and the United States are currently in talks to resolve a trade dispute, in which both countries have tariffs on the imports of each other’s products.

The United States along with the European Union, have long complained about the poor enforcement of intellectual property rights in China, and this is a major complaint of the Trumpet, administration, together with the forced transfer of technology, and a gaping trade.

Beijing’s response is seeking to show that it is serious about addressing U.S. concerns.

Deputy chief justice Luo Dongchuan told at a press conference that of Jan. 1 the Supreme court would start with the handling of an appeal on intellectual property rights cases, while previously only on a provincial level courts would go.

“The setting up of a Supreme court intellectual property court is an important decision by the Communist y, is an important step in the strengthening of the legal protection of intellectual property rights and will have a major impact at home and abroad.”

Luo not directly answer a question about how the United States should move, and what he said about China’s efforts for the protection of intellectual property, to say that such protection is a “basic national policy”.

“China is already the world’s second largest economy, and in the future, China’s development will depend on innovation. The protection of innovation, there should be legal protection of intellectual property rights.”

Reporting by Ben Blanchard. Editing by Jane Merriman

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