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China Opens Intellectual Property Courts to Improve Image

China will set up its first specialized court to handle intellectual property cases in Beijing within two weeks as it seeks to answer criticisms the country is lax in protecting such rights.

Courts dedicated to handling such trials on patents, trademarks and computer software issues will also be set up before the end of the year in two other major Chinese cities, Shanghai and southern Guangzhou, Wang Chuang, the deputy presiding judge with the IP division of China’s Supreme Court, said at a briefing today.