Beijing IP Court Releases Debut Statistics on Cases Accepted & Concluded

 
Recently, Beijing Intellectual Property Court, which started operation on 6 November 2014, has released statistics on cases it accepted and concluded during the period from its date of inception until 20 March 2015.
 
During its initial four-odd months of operation, the court accepted 2,400 cases and concluded 587 cases. A breakdown on the number of cases accepted and concluded during the period is as follows:  
 
Proceeding
Types of IP Cases
No. of Cases Accepted
No. of Cases Concluded
First instance
Patent cases
505
58
Trademark cases
1,463
280
Copyright cases
55
7
Others
(including technology contract and unfair competition cases)
35
1
Total
2,058
346
Second instance
Patent cases
3
2
Trademark cases
31
18
Copyright cases
259
197
Others
(including technology contract and unfair competition cases)
49
24
Total
342
241
 
For cases accepted by the court during the period, trademark cases accounted for the highest proportion of 71% among the first instances, whereas copyright cases accounted for the highest proportion of 76% among the second instances.
 
During the period an overall close rate of 24.5% was achieved by the court, with the percentage of first instances and second instances concluded being 16.8% and 70.5% respectively.