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IP in China Closer to Common Law System for the Sake of Uniformity

12(8) Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (OUP 2017) 621-622

3 Pages Posted: 19 Jun 2017 Last revised: 24 Aug 2017

Danny Friedmann

IP Dragon

Date Written: June 1, 2017

Abstract

To improve transparency, a uniform application of law, and thus legal predictability towards a commercial rule of law, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) has promulgated an opinion on 12 April 2017 that courts in the People’s Republic of China (China) have to take similar cases into account before making a decision.

Keywords: Supreme People's Court, China, Intellectual Property Law, Civil Law system, Common Law, Beijing IP Court, Shanghai IP Court, Guangzhou IP Court, Appellate IP Court, transparency, uniformity, precedential system, binding

JEL Classification: K10, K11, K19, K39, K40, K49, O30

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Friedmann, Danny, IP in China Closer to Common Law System for the Sake of Uniformity (June 1, 2017). 12(8) Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (OUP 2017) 621-622. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2988494

Danny Friedmann (Contact Author)

IP Dragon ( email )

Hong Kong

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