Shanghai seminar discusses IP protection in free trade zones
The 4th Seminar on Free Trade Zone Intellectual Property Rights Protection opens in Shanghai on Nov 18, bringing together a number of judges and scholars to discuss IP protection issues in pilot free trade zones across the country. [Photo/chinanews.com]
The 4th Seminar on Free Trade Zone Intellectual Property Rights Protection opened in Shanghai on Nov 18.
As the number of China's free trade zones grows, it is increasing necessary for the 18 pilot free trade zone courts to improve their abilities in dealing with IP cases.
Since 2016, Shanghai Pudong Court has been hosting the seminar with East China University of Political Science and Law.
This year's seminar brought together nearly 100 representatives, including judges from 18 pilot free trade zone courts in Shanghai, Tianjin, and Liaoning province, as well as other scholars, to discuss IP protection regarding online games, video content, and artificial intelligence.
Shanghai Pudong Court established China's first pilot free trade zone court specialized in dealing with IP cases in free trade zones.
In October, the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone Court established a branch in Lingang Special Area.