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11 December 2017
Sources indicate that on November 2 2017 the Beijing High Court released the Provisions on the Adjustment of the Courts' Jurisdiction over Civil IP Cases in Beijing, which entered into force on the same date. As a result, the Provisions on the Jurisdiction over First-Instance Civil IP Disputes Heard by People's Courts at Various Levels in Beijing, which were issued by the Beijing High Court on June 3 2008, have been abolished.
The new provisions outline the jurisdiction of the Beijing High Court, the Beijing IP Court and the lower-level Beijing courts.
Under the new provisions, the Beijing High Court has jurisdiction over:
The Beijing IP Court has jurisdiction over:
The lower-level courts have jurisdiction over:
The provisions are subject to the interpretation of the Case Filing Tribunal and the Third Civil Tribunal of the Beijing High Court.
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