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AWA Asia is the Asian arm of AWA Group. The firm's practice areas cover a wide range of IP, including patent prosecution, litigation and IP contracts. CEO and principal counsel Ai-Leen Lim leads AWA Asia's offices, managing its headquarters in Hong Kong and its Chinese IP consultancy in Beijing. Lim specialises in IP management and strategy. Other notable practitioners are Xiaofan Chen, whose IP practice focuses on patents, and Ashely Zhao. Benny Liu joined the firm as patent attorney in 2018 after the departure of Yuanyuan Chu.

Trade mark

AWA Asia, the Asian branch of IP firm Awapatent, handles contentious and non-contentious IP matters in China. The firm's Beijing office is a licensed trade mark agency, providing filing and trade mark enforcement services to its clients directly before the China Trademark Office.

CEO and principal counsel Ai-Leen Lim leads the firm's Asia operations. She advises clients on IP portfolio management in China with a focus on brand management and IP strategy.

Work highlights show Lim, along with partner Ashley Zhao, representing a household appliances manufacturer in its trade mark and copyright registrations. The duo is also acting for a leading diary company in New Zealand on a trade mark dispute against a major US infant formula manufacturer.

Julia Wang and Joanna Lu joined the firm as trade mark attorneys in 2018.