According to the report from the National Conference for Presidents of High
People's Courts held in January 2006, during the first 11 months in 2005, courts
nationwide accepted 3,250 criminal cases involving IPRs, up 28.21 percent from
the same period of 2004 and 12,700 civil IPRs disputation cases at first instance,
up 26.94 percent from the same period of 2004.
Mr. Xiao Yang, President of the Supreme People's Court said on the conference
that the judicial protection of IPRs would be further strengthened and the courts
at various levels should fight severely against crimes infringing IPRs to help build
up a judicial environment that encourages innovation.
He also mentioned that intellectual rights of scientific talents, authors and hightech enterprises would be protected by adopting various judicial remedies and
civil punishment measures to stop and punish IPRs infringement, counterfeit and
In addition, he remarked that various levels of courts should protect IPRs on the
Internet according to the law and actively accept cases over civil rights and
interests disputes on domain names and trademark.
Finally, he said that the judicial interpretations on unfair competitions, new plant
variety infringements and music television videos should be instituted as soon as
possible in order to protect IPRs in accordance with law.