Han Kun is a leading full-service law firm in China. Over the years, Han Kun has been widely recognized as a leader in complex cross-border and domestic transactions.
Our main practice areas include private equity, mergers and acquisitions, international and domestic capital markets, investment funds, assets management, competition law, banking and finance, aviation finance, foreign direct investment, compliance, private client wealth management, intellectual property and dispute resolution.
We have over 400 professionals located in our four offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
All our professionals are graduates of top universities and have extensive experience in complex cross-border transactions as counsel to both Chinese and foreign clients.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP is essentially a GP of IP, a true full-service IP firm with experts in every area of IP and every technology. A comprehensive approach to clients IP needs and Finnegan’s mega-boutique size underpin their year-to-year, decade-to-decade pre-eminence in IP litigation across all industries and tribunals.
From offices in the United States, Asia and Europe, Finnegan continues to be one of the world’s largest firms focusing on intellectual property law, practising all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, representing clients on IP issues relating to US and European patent and trademark law, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, cybersecurity, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust and unfair competition.
Finnegan offers full-service IP legal and technical experience in virtually every industry and technology: biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biologics and biosimilars, combination products, chemicals, oil and gas, electronics, semiconductors, computers and software, FinTech, Internet of Things (IoT), automotive, aerospace and aviation, industrial manufacturing, consumer products, food and beverage, outdoor recreation, sports and fitness, digital health, medical devices, clean energy and renewables, robotics, textiles, artificial intelligence (AI), and 3D printing.
More than 300 of Finnegan’s legal professionals hold degrees in scientific disciplines (65+ hold PhDs), more than 230 are registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and more than 30 are former USPTO patent examiners.
Surveys conducted by legal and business publications rank Finnegan as one of the leading intellectual property law practices in the world. The firm is consistently ranked in the United States for contentious and prosecution trademark and patent work by publications including Managing Intellectual Property, Intellectual Asset Management, World Trademark Review, and The Legal 500, which has ranked Finnegan as a top tier firm in nearly every significant IP category since 2009. The publications cite the firm’s winning record, technical expertise and deep bench of talent in all aspects of IP litigation, including trials, appeals and proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office and US International Trade Commission investigations.
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.
Wanhuida Intellectual Property is a leading IP service provider in China. It has two main legal entities, Wanhuida IP Agency and Wanhuida Law Firm, with offices covering all major IP hubs in China.
Wanhuida is now home for some 450 employees working exclusively in the field of intellectual property. It has some 120 IP lawyers specialized in IP litigation and enforcement work, 90 trademark attorneys, 70 patent attorneys and other professionals, including investigators and supporting staff. Many of them are recognized leaders in their respective fields. They have a wide range of experiences from private practice, in-house counselling, to government services in courts, police departments and administrative agencies.
The firm’s professionals have broad and in-depth experience. Over the years, they have accumulatively litigated over thousands of IP cases in courts all over China, prosecuted tens of thousands of patent applications, and filed hundreds of thousands of trademark registrations. Many of the cases are first of its kind. They are recognized by industries, courts and administrative agencies as exemplary cases for their legal significance.
Wanhuida understands the law and its context through years of study and practice. It also actively participates in the policy process for the development of laws. Since its creation, the firm has been closely associated with the legislative progress of Chinese IP laws and regulations. It continues to play an active role in the improvement of the Chinese legal and regulatory environment. Its practitioners are involved in the processes for revising the trademark law, patent law, copyright law, anti-unfair competition law, and relevant judicial interpretations through submission of comments to draft laws and organizing platforms for discussion and communicating with authorities responsible for policy development.
The firm’s active involvement in policy and law developments gives it good sense on the direction of the laws and equips its professionals with insights that can be critical for protecting the interests of its clients. It also has the pulse on the application of the law in context through thousands of cases before courts and administrative agencies.
This mix of legal expertise and result-oriented practical approach has been critical to the firm’s past success and is the constant among the dynamic changes it will keep as it launches into the future.