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Circular of the Supreme People's Court on Starting the Trial of Cases of Integrated Circuit Layout designs

Promulgated by SPC on 16 November 2001 and effective as of the same day with 4 articles stipulating the trial of cases of integrated circuit layout designs; mainly contains the scope of acceptance, jurisdiction of cases, application for pre-trial suspension of acts and the stay of proceedings.

To protect patent rights of the integrated circuit layout designs by judicatory means is a new mission of the People's Courts. A good fulfillment of this work will be very important for protecting the lawful rights and interests of the right owner of the integrated circuit layout designs, for encouraging the innovation of the integrate circuit technique, and for promoting the development of science and technology. The relevant matters concerning the trial of cases of integrated circuit layout designs are now circularized as follows according to relevant provisions stipulated in the Civil Procedure Law of the PRC, the Administrative Procedure Law of the PRC, and in the Regulations on Protecting the Integrated Circuit Layout Designs, in order to guarantee the People's Courts to accept according to law the cases concerning the integrated circuit layout designs (hereinafter referred to as layout designs for short), and to guarantee the fair and square trials.

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Document type: China IP Law
Categories: Designs
Tags: Innovation | Patent Law China
Making body: Supreme People’s Court (SPC)
Law Type: judicial interpretations
Effective Start Date: 16 Nov 2001
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