With the approval of the competent department, the Patent Protection Association of China (hereinafter PPAC) set up the People’s Mediation Committee for Intellectual Property Disputes (hereinafter referred to as mediation committee) to provide comprehensive and professional services for enterprises and entities. 169 part-time mediators are invited and they are from business circles, academia, judicial organizations and administrative organizations. Upon its establishment, the mediation committee signed a mediation agreement on intellectual property disputes with jd.com.
The mediation committee is aimed at improving the multi-resolution mechanism for intellectual property disputes, and solving the difficulties of long and high cost for a quick and flexible channel in handling disputes. The mediation committee focuses on patents and technical secrets, and takes related intellectual property cases into account.
It is pointed that the mediation committee with professionalism and expertise is a support to administrative enforcement and can be a good approach under the multi resolution mechanism for IP dispute.