Floor 16, Tower A, InDo Building, A48 Zhichun Road, Haidian District
Partner: Gloria Q Wu
Of foreign counsel: Aaron Hurvitz
Of foreign counsel: Brandy E Baker
Number of Partners: 11
Languages : Chinese, English, German, Japanese, Korean
Network Memberships: INTA, AIPPI
Since its establishment in 1994, Kangxin has grown into a leader amongst IP law firms in China, with five offices globally including Beijing, Xi’an, Germany, the United States and Japan. Our client base includes domestic Chinese enterprises and international companies from around the world. We represent many different businesses, including start-ups, well-known domestic entities, and Fortune 500 multinationals. Each year, Kangxin grows exponentially while continuing its focus on providing exceptional Intellectual Property services.
At Kangxin, we focus on our clients' best interests; a business practice which sets us apart from other IP firms in China. Our efforts have earned the company numerous accolades including: “Top Honors” from Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property and World Trademark Review.
With dedicated teams specializing in IP litigation, enforcement, patents, and trademark prosecution, Kangxin remains a driving force for intellectual property protection in China and throughout the world. At Kangxin, our practitioners are highly professional, client focused, and efficient. We recruit IP professionals from across China and abroad to join our team. There is currently more than 400 staff across our offices, 200 of whom are specialized IP professionals. Kangxin is a full-service IP firm and organized into several specific divisions. Each division has the expertise to meet a client's particular needs in this ever-changing intellectual property enforcement market.
Since the firm opened in 1994, patent applications filed by Kangxin have had a success rate of over 90% – one of the highest percentages in China. Kangxin’s patent practice is routinely recognised by leading industry publications.
The patent team is divided into the electronics, chemistry and life sciences and mechanics groups. Each division is composed of experts in the fields of chemistry, electronics, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotech, communications, computer technology, mechanics and many others. With a strong team of experienced professionals, Kangxin provides specific IP insight and practical advice to clients across a wide range of industries.
Trademarks, copyright and domain names
With attorneys experienced in both Chinese and international law and practice, Kangxin is recognised as having one of the strongest trademark practice groups in China.
Kangxin understands that trademark and copyright protection is the essence of a client’s business. The firm’s professionals are ready to help clients determine the optimum strategy for complete protection of their IP rights across the entire lifecycle of a product or brand, and will work with them to enforce these rights in the event of third-party conflicts and counterfeiting.
Kangxin’s expert services would not be complete without domain name protection professionals. Domain name issues can be common, and protecting this intellectual property is essential to brand protection, especially in the fast-paced world of the Internet. Kangxin has extensive experience in domain name registration and dispute resolution, and is ready to represent clients in negotiations with third parties and other domain name-related disputes.
Kangxin’s legal practice covers a wide variety of IP disputes, including those relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition and technology transfer disputes.
Kangxin’s senior patent attorneys have over 20 years of practical field experience, while its professional litigation attorneys are IP specialists with backgrounds particularly suited for IP litigation.
Several of Kangxin’s litigation professionals previously worked at the SIPO; while others have served in the provincial high courts, the Beijing IP Court and the Supreme People’s Court.
Kangxin attorneys’ extensive legal knowledge coupled with their rich experience provides clients with the sharp edge that they need for IP litigation and related matters.
IP strategy and design
Kangxin’s IP strategy and design practice includes preliminary, invalidation and infringement searches. The division also provides complete IP strategic consulting services and creates patent maps for clients. Every year, Kangxin completes a number of successful strategy projects for clients including those at the government level, as well as corporate entities.
Last updated 11th September 2020
Practice Areas: Copyright & related rights, Designs, Intellectual property (contentious), Intellectual property (prosecution), IP transactions, Patent, Patent contentious, Patent prosecution, Trade mark, Trade mark contentious, Trade mark prosecution