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Supreme People’s Court announced on February 25 that 30,626 civil cases related to IPR at first instance were received by the national court system in 2009, up 25.49%, in addition to 2,072 IPR administrative cases while another 3,660 criminal cases were concluded.
As an important year of implementing the Outline of the National Intellectual Property Strategy, 2009 witnessed a steady increase of IPR cases. According to statistics from Supreme People’s Court, the national court system received 30,626 more civil cases related to IPR at first instance and concluded 30,509, up 25.49% and 29.73% respectively. Among all the received cases, 4,422 on patents, 6,906 on trademarks, 15,302 on copyrights, 747 on technical contracts, 1,282 on unfair competitions, and the remaining 1,967 are other types.
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