45/F, CTF Finance Center
No. 6 Zhujiang East Road
Patent Attorney and Partner: Mr. Chong HE
Trademark Attorney and Partner: Ms. Lucy ZHENG
Year of Establishment: 1999
Number of Partners: 19
Number of IP Practitioners: 941
Languages : Mandarin, English, German, Japanese, and Korean
Network Memberships: INTA, AIPPI, AIPLA, MARQUES, IPO
Advance China IP Law Office (ACIP), founded in 1999, is now one of the largest full-service IP law firms in China, with over 900 IP professionals, including 417 patent attorneys and patent engineers, 137 trademark attorneys, 45 litigators, an investigation team, and hundreds of supporting staff. We are located in four main offices located in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, one U.S. representative office in Silicon Valley, and six other branch offices in major cities of China.
Our mission is to help clients from all over the globe in a vast range of industrial sectors to obtain and manage IP portfolios, protecting their technologies, brands, copyrights, domain names, and the like. For that purpose, we provide comprehensive IP services covering pre-filing strategy, filing and prosecuting patent and trademark applications, post-grant proceedings, enforcement and litigation, aiming to maximize the client’s benefits with cost and time efficiencies.
Clients trust us in both contentious and non-contentious IP matters for our accurate understanding of technology, versatile legal skills, fluent language, commercial-goal-oriented strategy planning, and flexibility and creativity in customizing tailor-made services. Our working languages include Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, and German.
Our patent attorneys with advanced science degrees can skillfully handle patent matters in most technical fields, including but not limited to, electrical and electronics, telecommunication, software, semiconductor, displays, cellphones, batteries, mechanics, automobiles, home appliances, genetic engineering, pharma, materials, chemical engineering, medical devicesand the like.
Meanwhile, our trademark attorneys are strong in trademark prosecution, global trademark portfolio, brand development strategies, prevention of brand use risks, and trademark monitoring for various industries from fashion and luxury brands, cosmetics, sports products, daily commodities, home products to cellphones, automobiles and other high-end products.
The IP litigation team help domestic and international clients enforce their patent, trademarks, and copyrights by formulating contentious strategies, resolving infringements disputes, and combatting counterfeits for right owners via administrative enforcement, litigation, and invalidation proceedings. With cooperation among our Beijing and other offices, we were able to efficiently collect evidence despite absence of discovery and ensure quick actions across China.
ACIP also works with IP firms around the globe and actively contributes to international IP associations including AIPPI, INTA, FICPI, IPO, AIPLA, and MARQUES.
ACIP has been recommended as a MIP IP Stars Firm 2014 to 2017 and 2020, IAM Patent 1000 Firm 2019 to 2021, WTR 1000 Firm 2014 to 2020, and Asia IP China IP Awards Firm 2020 to 2021.
We have launched our new office in Wuhan in October 2020 after the COVID-19 outbreak, to seek opportunities to work with local innovators and to support the city’s economic recovery. The Wuhan office now has 60 employees and plans to hire 100+ staff in total.
Practice Areas: Patent, trademark, copyright, domain name, post-grant proceedings, IP enforcement and litigation.
Sector Expertise: Electrical and electronics, telecommunication, software, semiconductor, displays, cellphones, batteries, mechanics, automobiles, home appliances, genetic engineering, pharma, materials, chemical engineering, medical devices, fashion and luxury brands, cosmetics, sports products, daily commodities, home products to cellphones, automobiles and other high-end products.