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Supreme People's Court Released Interpretation on Jurisdiction and Application of Laws for Trademark Cases

To be in accordance with the newly-amended Trademark Law, the Supreme People's Court released on March 25, 2014 an Interpretation of the Supreme People's Court on the Relevant Issues concerning the Jurisdiction and Application of Laws for Trademark Cases after the Implementation of the third revision of the Trademark Law.


The interpretation stipulates the jurisdiction for various kinds of trademark cases. For example, an administrative case filed against a review decision or ruling of the Trademark Appeal Board or a case filed against a specific administrative action of the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) regarding a trademark shall be under the jurisdiction of the competent intermediate people's court of Beijing Municipality; civil trademark cases shall be under the jurisdiction of an intermediate people's court or a people's court at a higher level or a basic people's court designated by the Supreme People's Court, as the court of first instance.

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