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Court accepts lawsuit online

AN intellectual property lawsuit against a local textile company was accepted online by the Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People's Court online yesterday ?? the first time a domestic court has accepted a lawsuit via the Internet.

"The new measure will offer great convenience to people, especially those who live outside Shanghai or in the rural areas," said Guo Weiqing, deputy director of the court. "They needn't travel to the court to bring documents to file a lawsuit.

"They can sit at home to wait for a lawsuit acceptance notice and other legal documents sent via the Internet."

Judges said people can visit the court's Website ( to file a lawsuit and cases with clear facts and sufficient evidence would be accepted online.

Gu Jianzhong, who lives in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, claimed in his lawsuit that Shanghai Jinwo Bedding Products Co Ltd had infringed his copyright by using his drawings on its products without permission.

He sent copyright certificates, pictures of the infringing products and details about the company online.

The case was accepted two working days after it was filed.

Previously, people could send documents online but had to go to court before lawsuits were accepted.


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