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08 March 2021
On 16 November 2020 the Supreme People's Court promulgated Several Provisions on Evidence in Civil Litigation Involving Intellectual Property Rights. The provisions came into force on 18 November 2020.
The 33-article provisions alleviate the burden of proof on IP rights holders and streamline the formal requirements for evidence sourced outside China. They also introduce penalties for evidence obstruction and touch on:
The provisions introduce the following mechanisms, among others:
For further information on this topic please contact Nan Jiang or Huimin Qin at Wanhuida Intellectual Property by telephone (+86 10 6892 1000) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com). The Wanhuida Intellectual Property website can be accessed at www.wanhuida.com.
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