The Beijing Internet Court was officially listed on the 9th of September and became the second Internet court in China after Hangzhou Internet Court.


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In 2017, the whole Beijing municipal court accepted 453,382 internet cases including internet shopping and service contracts. From January to August this year, the number of such cases reached 37,631, up 24.4% year-on-year.

Address: The Beijing Internet Court is located inside the Beijing Fengtai Science and Technology Park, the specific courtyard is located in the NO.3 building, NO.2 Automobile Museum east road, Fengtai district, Beijing.

How can you file a case with the Internet Court?

Don’t worry, the GiC team’s got your back, as always! Here’s a list of steps you’ll need to take to move your case forward.

STEP 1: What kinds of cases can you file with the Internet Court?

The Beijing Internet Court focuses on specific types of Internet cases in Beijing, including:

- Internet shopping contract dispute;

- Disputes over Internet service contracts;

- Disputes over Internet financial loans and the small amount of loans;

- Disputes over the ownership of Internet copyright;

- Internet copyright infringement disputes;

- Internet domain name disputes;

- Disputes over Internet tort liability;

- Internet shopping product liability dispute;

- Internet public interest litigation brought by procuratorial organs;

- Administrative disputes arising from the administrative management of the Internet;

Other civil Internet services that fall under the jurisdiction are designated by the people's court at a higher level.

Administrative cases.



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STEP 2: Put it all on record

The Internet court USES the online way to hear the case, and the litigation link of the case is generally completed online.

Search “北京互联网法院” or type www.bjinternetcourt.gov.cn

Then register on the platform;

Mobile phone users can use their mini program to register. Simply search “北京互联网法院” on WeChat.




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The electronic form of the complaint can be uploaded directly through the litigation platform. The litigation platform will provide the template; you just need to fill in the corresponding information.

After confirming that the information is correct, the filing application will be completed and you’ll need to wait for the judge to review the information online and send you a text message.


STEP 3: Trial

Before the court session, you need to pay fees online, submit materials, check the evidence of the other side, contact the judge. Other matters can be completed online.

The court will send court notices via text message and subpoenas through the litigation platform.

From here, download the app, create an account to log in, complete the equipment detection, and then you can enter the trial phase.

The scene looks like this:


Disclaimer: the whole trial is recorded and videotaped.

Once the trial is over, they will send you the results in whatever format you choose.

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