MOSCOW, April 22 (RAPSI) - The Intellectual Property Court, which has been established in the Russian commercial court system, will help bolster the development of procedural law, Supreme Commercial Court Chairman Anton Ivanov said on Monday.

Speaking at an international conference on the goals and the outlook for protecting intellectual rights in courts organized by the Supreme Commercial Court, Ivanov said specific procedures and specially trained judges are needed to competently consider such disputes.

He noted that they elaborated "a special procedure to review cases by courts of other instances" when creating the court, which is Russia's first specialized court.  He added that this experience could be used to improve the legal procedure for other categories of disputes.

The Intellectual Property Court was established to hear intellectual property cases both as a court of first instance and a supreme court of appeals.