SPC Study Visit on Court Organisation, Management and Efficiency

  • EU/China: EU
  • Region: Europe
  • Organised by: IP Key
  • Location: Munich, Paris and Rome
  • Date: 20 Jun 2016 to 29 Jun 2016

  • Meeting with EPO
  • Song Xiaoming
  • Meeting with the Italian Superior Council of the Judiciary

China and most EU member states are countries of civil law system therefore they share commonalities to a large degree in their intellectual property legislation and judicial adjudication practices.  IP Key project is organising a study visit on court organisation, management and efficiency. 10 Chinese judges will visit three EU member states (Germany, France and Italy) from 20-29 June, 2016.  The Chinese delegation is composed of judges from the SPC, Beijing IP Court, Shanghai IP Court, Guangzhou IP Court and two provincial high courts.


Judges will mainly exchange experiences and opinions with regards to the processes and solutions which courts progressively develop to deal efficiently with a growing number of IP cases, including but not limited to:

·         Composition of panels

·         Technical support team and assistance (services, composition, role(s) of individuals)

·         Organization of procedural steps

·         Treatment of inputs from parties

·         Timelines (deadlines) in file treatment

·         Communication:

o   Flows: within panel, to assistance services, within court, with the parties)

o   Format: paper, e-communication

·         Databases and electronic documents, how they impact the overall efficiency (quality, timeliness) of court procedures

·         IT tools: electronic process (workflow, actual e-procedure) of court procedures

·         Experts intervention (selection, services provision requests, timespan, expertise provision formalities, communication with experts and parties, …)

·         Communication and dissemination of court decision: organization of flow, timeliness, accessibility, (number of decisions, incl. level of data detail, consultation)

·         Organisation of court

·         Management: workload, productivity, assessment, impact




European Commission (EC) The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)
In Partnership with the EPO
European Patent Office (EPO)

IP Key is co-financed by the European Union and the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

It is implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in cooperation with the European Patent Office (EPO). The contents of this website can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.



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