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Foreigners Filed Half of the Cases Involving Disputes over Trademark Licenses

According to the Beijing Higher People’s Court, trademark licensing cases have spiked in the past two years. Foreigners have filed half of them. 

The Beijing First Intermediate People’s Court and the Beijing Higher People’s Court have jurisdiction over administrative cases and appeals on patents, trademarks, and copyrights. From January 2014 to September 2014, Beijing First Intermediate People’s Court accepted 7,749 new administrative cases involving disputes over trademark licenses and closed 3,632. Beijing Higher People’s Court accepted 1421 appeals and closed 905 new administrative cases. The cases accepted and closed were significantly higher than the same period last year. According to Beijing Higher People’s Court, foreigners filed about half of the new cases. Many involved major international companies. 
Source: Xinhua, October 30, 2014