The new IPR appeal court was established by the Chinese Supreme People’s Court building in Beijing. Photo: AFP

China launches appeal court for intellectual property right disputes

  • New body, established by Supreme Court, will handle legal wrangles involving everything from new plant species to integrated circuit boards
  • Court’s creation a necessary part of China’s development, and nothing to do with the trade war, boss says
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The new IPR appeal court was established by the Chinese Supreme People’s Court building in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.