SPC Vice-president Attends IPR Judges Forum in Geneva

SPC Vice-president Attends IPR Judges Forum in Geneva


China is making efforts to strengthen judicial protection of intellectual property and international cooperation in the area, said Tao Kaiyuan, chief justice and vice-president of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC). A delegation led by Tao attended the first Intellectual Property Judges Forum from November 6 to 11 in Geneva, discussing judicial issues on increasing international exchanges for IPR protection with judges from other countries. The delegation also visited Francis Gurry, director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Tao explained China’s reform of litigation and trial mechanisms in IP cases, which Gurry commended.

The forum is intended to provide a platform for global judges to share their views and exchange expertise on international intellectual property challenges. More than 100 judges from over 60 countries participated in the event.


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It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.