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Pudong court sees surge in intellectual property cases

April 11, 2019

Civil intellectual property cases in the Pudong New Area have seen an average annual increase of more than 45 percent over the past five years, the Pudong New Area People’s Court said in a white paper released on Wednesday.
The jump was attributed in large part to the development of the Shanghai free trade zone, the improvement of the local commercial environment and a growing awareness of safeguarding intellectual property rights.
Over 40 percent of the cases were brought forward by enterprises based in the free trade zone. These businesses cover a range of industries, including information technology, manufacturing, culture, e-commerce, information service and financial service.