Chinese Supreme Court Issued Evidence Rules for Intellectual Property Civil Litigation

On November 16, 2020, the Chinese Supreme Court issued the “Provisions on Evidence in Civil Litigation of Intellectual Property Rights”. This judicial interpretation will be effective as of November 18, 2020.

The Provisions focus on evidence submission, evidence preservation, judicial appraisal, and protection of trade secret in intellectual property civil litigation, and aimed at reducing the burden of proof by intellectual property right holders.