Advance China IP Law Office deals with IP protection and disputes. The firm has a very large team of patent and trade mark attorneys. It has patent specialises for technical fields such as ICT/software, mechanical engineering, chemistry and life sciences. Life sciences patent attorney Jie Hu is the managing partner. Other notable patent attorneys are Beijing-based partner Xiaoyue (Shelley) Zheng, who specialises in electronics and mechanics work, and Lifan (Jason) Huang. Case studies show the firm assists companies such as Toyota with patent protection.
An Tian Zhang & Partners is known for its expertise in patent prosecution and litigation. Managing partner David Tian specialises in patent disputes. Work highlights feature Tian acting for Gilead Sciences in patent invalidation actions at the Beijing Intellectual Property Court.
Baker McKenzie has a record of accomplishments in IP in China, including in the patent field. The firm has strong expertise in IP portfolio management and transactions. Loke-Khoon Tan leads the firm's IP practice in Hong Kong and China. Tan's practice focuses on IP commercialisation and enforcement, with clients in various industries such as consumer goods and pharmaceuticals. IP partner Andrew Sim, who is based in Beijing, regularly assists clients with IP strategy and enforcement. Case studies show Sim and associate Maggie Ma advised a US bicycle manufacturer on alternative dispute resolution and Binxin Li joined the firm as an IP partner in Shanghai. Li has more than seven years of experience in IP disputes and transactions.
Working closely with Beijing East IP Law Firm, Beijing East IP offers a range of intellectual property services including patent filing and enforcement. Telecommunication and automotive are key sector strengths. Xiaodong Li is a senior patent attorney with experience in electrical engineering and electronics. Jian Li is a senior patent attorney and litigator who focuses on chemical matters. Qiang Lin is the manager of the firm's electrical division. Lin's technical specialty covers optical instruments and computer technology, with a focus on software patents. Case studies show the firm manages the Chinese patent portfolio of a Chinese battery manufacturer. Former vice-president Dragon Wang left the firm in 2018.
Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency provides patent filing and management services. The firm has technical expertise in electronics, mechanical engineering, ICT, biotechnology and chemistry. Partner Hui Li is a patent attorney who is experienced in the fields of telecommunications, electronics and semiconductors. Another notable patent practitioner is Xiaolin Dang who focuses on mechanical engineering work. Case studies show the firm successfully represented Panasonic Corporation in a patent registration refusal.
Deacons has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. The firm can handle contentious and non-contentious patent matters. The firm's in-house patent attorneys work closely with its IP litigation lawyers on cross-border disputes. The patent attorneys are also involved in patent filing and prosecution instructions in the US, Europe and other jurisdictions in Asia. The team's sectoral expertise include TMT, manufacturing and life sciences. Catherine Zheng heads the firm's patents and designs practice. Zheng specialises in IP protection strategy and patent litigation. Dan Holt joined the firm as a patent attorney.
DEQI Intellectual Property Law Corporation is recognised for patent filing and prosecution. Quan Kang leads the firm's international patent department and her practice focuses on mechanical engineering and electronics. Another key contact in its patent practice is Man Guo, who specialises in electrical and electronics work.
DLA Piper's China IP team is recommended for patent disputes and IP transactions. The team has expertise in high-tech, pharmaceutical and life sciences. Partner William (Skip) Fisher is a key contact in the practice. Fisher understands IP law and practice in China and the US. His IP practice focuses on patents and trade secrets. During the research period Fisher represented one of the world's largest medical technology companies in a patent infringement case.
Finnegan's IP team in China provides contentious and non-contentious services. Ningling Wang is the managing partner of the firm's Shanghai office. She deals with patent prosecution and litigation, with experience in the fields of chemical engineering, pharmaceutical and medical devices.
HFG Law & Intellectual Property is recommended for contentious and non-contentious IP work. It has offices in Shanghai and Beijing. Managing director Fabio Giacopello specialises in patents and trade secrets. A recent work highlight shows Giacopello acting for BTSR International in a patent dispute. Litigation associates Kessy Ai and Max Zhang left the firm in 2018.
Hogan Lovells deals with IP litigation through its association with Fujian Fidelity Law Firm. This allows the firm to offer direct legal advice and litigation services in China. Zhen (Katie) Feng is a partner in the firm's Shanghai office and the co-director of its local IP agency. Feng specialises in IP litigation and brand protection. Another notable practitioner is Steffen Steininger. Case studies show the firm advises companies such as the high-tech electric car company NIO (also known as Nextev) on patent protection strategy in China.
Jincheng Tongda & Neal is recommended for patent disputes and IP transactions. The firm's IP team is experienced in assisting clients in sectors such as chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, semiconductors and telecommunications. Managing partner Jason Pang is an IP practitioner. Other notable IP practitioners are Junwu Zhou and Decheng Li. Zhou is the director of the firm's IP practice. Li specialises in patent disputes and transactions in the biotechnology, energy and chemical industries.
Jones Day is among the top firms for contentious and non-contentious patent matters. Partner Tony Chen leads the firm's China IP team, which represents clients in patent disputes before the patent re-examination board and IP courts. Chen deals with patent litigation, portfolio management and IP transactions.
Although JunHe is ranked for patent disputes, its IP team can also deal with filing instructions. The firm's sector expertise covers pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, electronics and semiconductors. Zhaohui (Zoe) Wang is the co-head of the firm's patent practice group and she is based in the firm's Shanghai office. Wang handles patent protection and disputes work in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemistry. Another notable patent practitioner is Zhaolin (Johnson) Wang, whose IP practice covers sectors such as electronics, telecommunications, semiconductors, mechanical engineering and renewable energy. Work highlights include Zhaolin (Johnson) Wang and Wei Chen acting for Amazon in patent disputes.
Kangxin Partners' patent practice is divided into three core divisions: electronics, chemistry/life sciences, and mechanics. The patent team is recommended for both contentious and non-contentious patent work. Managing partner Samson G Yu specialises in patent prosecution, but he also has experience in IP disputes. Guiming (Gary) Wu heads the firm's legal department. Wu's technical expertise covers mechanical engineering and semiconductors. Another notable senior patent practitioner in the firm is Shirley W Dong, who deals with both protection and disputes work. Case studies show the firm represented Volvo Cars Corporation in a patent infringement action.
King & Wood Mallesons is highly recommended for IP work in China. Its market-leading IP team deals with patent protection, disputes and commercialisation. Head of the firm's China IP group Maohua Wang specialises in electrical and electronic engineering patent work. Case studies show Wang and partner Weining Yue assisting electronics manufacturer STMicroelectronics with patent filing and prosecution in China. There were some changes in the firm's litigation team in 2018: Xiaoxia Zhang was promoted to partner and Bessie Ye and William Ding joined the team as partners.
Boutique IP firm LexField Law Offices is known for its expertise in patent litigation matters. The firm's IP litigation and dispute resolution group is led by managing partner Hongyi Jiang, who is also a patent litigator. Other notable practitioners are David Huang, whose patent practice cuts across sectors such as computer technology, medical devices and pharmaceuticals, Bob Jin and Andy Xiang. Case studies show that the firm represented Qualcomm in its patent dispute with Apple in China. The firm hired IP litigators Lily Zhang, Steve Song and Qishan Zhao as partners in 2018.
Lifang & Partners is recommended for patent disputes and IP transactions. The firm's industry strengths are in TMT, industrial manufacturing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and alternative energy. Xi Sun is a notable practitioner who specialises in patent disputes. Other notable patent practitioners are Yubin Xie, who joined the firm in 2018 and is the director of the firm's patent prosecution department, and Chunxuan Li. The firm also hired Fengfeng Li, Defeng Song, Hui Liang, Haijin Liu, Xiaojun Bu, Hang Song, and Xianlei Shen as IP partners in 2018. Case studies show that the firm represented Samsung in a patent dispute with Huawei. Partners Yajun Huang, Xinyu Liu and Yi Jin have left the firm.
Liu Shen & Associates remains in the top tier in both the patent contentious and prosecution rankings. Managing partner Michelle Ma heads the firm's patent prosecution practice. Ma has a notable technical expertise in mechanical engineering. Another notable practitioner is Allen F Tao, who is in charge of the firm's litigation practice. Tao is experienced in patent disputes as well as prosecution work in the fields of materials science, semiconductor and mechanical engineering.
NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys can handle patent disputes and filing/prosecution instructions. Christopher Shaowei is a key contact in the patent practice. Another notable patent practitioner is Heather Lin, who represents biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has a strong team in China for patent protection and disputes. Senior partner Xiang Wang is the head of the firm's China IP practice. Wang specialises in patent and trade secrets work in sectors such as software, electronics, renewable energy and medical devices. Another notable practitioner is Beijing-based Shelley Zhang who specialises in patent disputes and protection in China.
PC & Associates is noted for patent filing and prosecution work. Mechanics, semiconductors, electronics, software and chemistry are the firm's industry sector strengths. Managing partner Wei Dong specialises in patent enforcement in the electrical and electronic engineering sectors. Other notable patent practitioners include Ryan Xie and Nong Li. Case studies show the firm represented Japanese manufacturer Shimano in a patent infringement action.
Ropes & Gray's IP team in China provides the full range of IP services, from strategic counselling and litigation to transactions. The team is experienced in sectors such as TMT, life sciences and financial services. Based in the firm's office in Shanghai, managing partner Geoffrey Lin focuses on structuring IP and technology transfer agreements and enforcement.
Work highlights show a range of patent instructions including filings. Patent specialist Wensen An joined Lusheng Law Firm as a director in 2019. Prior to joining the firm, An had an IP role in a government agency.
Simmons & Simmons' fully licenced IP agency in Beijing Simmons & Simmons (Beijing) Intellectual Property Agency provides IP services for clients from SMEs to multi-national corporations.
Partner George Chan heads the firm's agency in Beijing. He regularly assists international companies with China domain name matters and guides foreign associates with patent and contentious matters. He also works with clients to develop global filing strategies.
Zhong Lun Law Firm's IP team can deal with contentious and non-contentious patent work. The firm is headquartered in Beijing, with nine offices across China. Dongxiao Ma, Helen Cheng, Yonghong Wang and Ping Gu are notable patent lawyers in the firm's IP department.
Boutique IP firm An Tian Zhang & Partners provides clients with a comprehensive IP protection service, including both prosecution and litigation.
Partner David Tian's practice focuses on IP enforcement, dispute resolution and litigation relating to trade mark, unfair competition, domain names and copyright.
Work highlights include Tian's work for Watson Enterprises in filing an opposition application against Foshan Nanguan Ceramics Company.
Baker McKenzie's IP team in China advises clients on the management, protection and enforcement of their IP portfolios. Its joint operation with PRC law firm FenXun Partners allows it to provide local law capabilities to its clients through a team of PRC qualified lawyers. Partner Loke-Khoon Tan heads the firm's IP practice in China. His practice focuses on IP law in the People's Republic of China, with particular emphasis on IP rights and anti-counterfeiting planning. Partner Andrew Sim assists clients in strategising their IP rights and directing anti-counterfeiting operations in the areas of trade mark and copyright. Key work includes advising Starbucks Corporation in obtaining three trade mark recognitions before the Supreme People's Court. A new litigation team joined the firm's dispute resolution practice group during the research period, including partners Hong-Huan Liu and Xi Zhou, and their team of eight associates and professionals. Binxin Li joined the firm as IP partner in Shanghai and he has more than seven years of experience in IP, with a focus on IP transaction, litigation and arbitration.
Headquartered in Beijing, Beijing East IP and its sister law firm Beijing East IP Law Firm offer full-service IP services ranging from trade mark prosecution and litigation to other IP rights protections and enforcements.
Partner Jason Wang heads the firm's trade mark, copyright and legal group and he has expertise in the technology and telecommunications sector. Partner Yan Zhang, who assists Wang, is experienced in handling trade mark prosecution matters and infringement lawsuits.
Key work highlights include Wang and Zhang acting for American data storage company Seagate Technology in an infringement litigation.
Vice president Dragon Wang left the firm in September 2018.
Full-service IP law firm Beijing Sanyou Intellectual Property handles various IP-related matters including trade mark registrations, IP lawsuits, and copyright. The firm's key sectors include electronics, machinery engineering, communication technology and biotechnology.
Lena (Lanying) Shen is a key partner at the firm and her main practice is trade mark prosecution and IP enforcement. She has a history of handling trade mark registration, opposition and invalidation matters.
Shen, together with partner Jian Chen, represented BELIMO Holding in an administrative litigation relating to an invalidation application against a trade mark during the research period.
Chofn Intellectual Property has expertise in a range of matters, including worldwide trade mark registration and complex IP litigation. Tingxi Huo, Hong Zhou and Xiaoming Liu are some of the key individuals at the firm responsible for trade mark prosecution and enforcement.
Headquartered in Beijing, DeHeng Law Offices provides a one-stop comprehensive IP service to its clients. The firm's IP team has years of experience in the areas of trade mark, copyright and business secrets, with a focus on the technology, art and business sectors.
Vice president Grace Li is an experienced trade mark attorney. She has knowledge in trade mark prosecution, IP custom enforcement, infringement investigations and trade mark strategy advice.
During the research period Li and partner Wei Wang represented fast food company Five Guys to file an invalidation claiming pre-registration in bad faith as well as prior trade name.
With four partners and over 20 legal professionals, DLA Piper's IP team in China provides advice on contentious issues and strategy.
Managing partner of the firm's Beijing office Horace Lam heads the firm's Asian IP practice, including the China team in Beijing and Shanghai.
Lam is acting for Hyatt in a range of trade mark work, including strategic advice, filing and opposition, infringement, litigation and domain name dispute. Lam and his team are also advising Hyatt on various franchise deals, which includes trade mark licensing work.
The firm hired Asher Yan as associate in September 2019, specialising in the trade mark and copyright areas.
Operating from offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Fangda Partners is best known for handling high profile IP litigation involving complex legal and technical issues in China.
Partner Gordon Gao specialises in litigating IP disputes in China including trade secret disputes, trade mark and copyright disputes and antimonopoly cases concerning IP rights.
Gao, together with partner Alexandra (Pu) Yang, represented New Balance in the second instance trial of a trade mark infringement case filed by an individual before the Guangdong High People's Court. They are representing New Balance in the retrial proceeding before the Supreme Court.
HFG Law & Intellectual Property has offices in Shanghai and Beijing. The firm has expertise in both contentious and non-contentious IP work. Managing director Fabio Giacopello is specialised in technology transfer, trade secrets and trade mark enforcement. Work highlights include Giacopello acting for tire supplier Pirelli in a trade mark litigation case.
Hogan Lovells's IP team is experienced in IP litigation through its Shanghai Free Trade Zone firm Hogan Lovells Fidelity; and trade mark and copyright prosecution through its domestic IP service firm. The firm's Beijing and Shanghai offices focus on the automotive, machinery, chemicals and luxury and fashion industry sectors.
Based in Shanghai, partner Zhen (Katie) Feng's practice focuses on IP litigation and brand protection. Partner Helen Xia is based in Beijing. She focuses her practice on contentious and non-contentious IP work including trade mark, copyright, unfair competition and IP licensing.
Work highlights include Feng representing multinational toy company LEGO in a trade mark infringement and unfair competition case before the Guangzhou IP court against counterfeiter LEPIN. Xia and her team are advising H&M on its trade mark portfolio in China, including devising and implementing an IPR strategy, conducting defensive and strategic filings, and also a range of opposition and cancellation procedures before China's and Hong Kong's Trade Marks Registry.
Jones Day has offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong and is known as an IP litigation powerhouse. Partner Haifeng Huang leads the team and advises clients on disputes and other IP matters. Peggy Cheung assists clients with the enforcement of their trade mark rights before the High Court of Hong Kong and in international arbitration case concerning distribution and licensing agreements.
JunHe's IP team has a good reputation for its trade mark work, including national and foreign trade mark prosecution, licensing, enforcement of trade mark rights and litigation. The team consists of three partners and 20 associates.
Partner Jessica (Chumeng) Xu heads the trade mark department in the Beijing Office. Xu has extensive experience in the area of IP litigation, prosecution and enforcement. She also possesses good understanding of Chinese laws relating to trade mark, copyright and anti-unfair competition.
Xu and counsel Huafeng (Jackie) Zhao acted for BMW in a case relating to the invalidation of the mark ENGABAOMA & Device at the Beijing IP Court.
With offices in Beijing and Xi'an, Kangxin Partners is specialised in the protection of trade mark, copyright, and domain names.
Managing partner Samson G Yu specialises in trade mark prosecution, due diligence, and client counselling. Partner Gloria Q Wu heads the firm's trade mark department. She is experienced in dealing with cases involving different types of IP rights, such as trade mark, copyright, and domain names.
During the research period, Wu and her team represented European luxury goods company Christian Dior in filing an invalidation against the disputed mark "DIOR".
Full-service law firm King & Wood Mallesons provides comprehensive trade mark services ranging from strategic planning, searching, prosecution and enforcement to dispute resolution. The firm's trade mark practice contains more than 50 trade mark attorneys, advising on brand protection strategy, trade mark filings and portfolio management, enforcement of trade mark rights and copyright.
Partner Xiaoyang Li heads the firm's IP group in China. His practice covers both contentious and non-contentious IP law with an emphasis on IP asset management, dispute resolution and transactional work. Partner Xiaoli Yang heads the firm's trade mark practice in the Beijing office. She has extensive experience in the areas of trade mark prosecution and enforcement.
Work highlights include work for American travel and restaurant website company TripAdvisor in a case invalidating the the mark "TripAdvisor" filed by the counter party.
Bessie Ye joined the firm as partner in March 2018, she focuses on dispute resolution, IP management and IP protection. In November 2018, the firm hired William Ding as partner in the Beijing office.
Headquartered in Beijing with branch offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou, boutique firm Lawjay Partners is best known for its IP litigation practice.
Managing partner James Luo specialises in IP litigation relating to trade mark, unfair competition and copyright. Consumer goods and services, entertainment and technology are some of his industry focus.
Luo and partner Hunter Wang represented global media and lifestyle company Playboy Enterprises in a trade mark infringement case against Shanghai Baotu Investment Management Company and Baohe Xuhao Clothing Store Company.
Lifang & Partners' IP team provides a one-stop IP service to its clients, including IP litigation, trade mark prosecution, technology transactions, IP management, and administrative enforcement of IP rights. TMT, industrial manufacturing, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and alternative energy are some of the firm's key industries.
Partner Hui Liang heads the firm's trade mark agency team. Her main practice areas are trade mark, copyright and unfair competition law, with a focus on trade mark prosecution, infringement, verification, licensing and brand protection strategy planning. Partner Guanbin Xie's major practice areas include IP disputes, antitrust and competition law. He also acts as legal counsel for hi-tech companies and venture capital, finance and insurance related issues.
Xie and partner Bin Zhang represent Shanghai CanXing Culture & Media Company in a trade mark litigation case regarding the IP rights of famous reality television programme The Voice of China.
Partners Fengfeng Li, Defeng Song, Hui Liang, Haijin Liu, Xiaojun Bu, Hang Song, and Xianlei Shen are some of the firm's recent hires, all specialised in intellectual property.
Liu Shen & Associates is a leading law firm in China with a particular focus on trade marks. IP Star and partner Lily Lei heads the firm's trade mark practice and advises on a range of issues, including trade mark filing strategies, portfolio management and protection.
With over 50 team members, Mayer Brown's IP team in China handles IP litigation, with a particular focus on the technology and telecommunications sector.
Partner Gabriela Kennedy leads the firm's IP and TMT group in Asia and she is also co-leader of the firm's global IP practice. Kennedy handles the full spectrum of IP work from litigation to licensing, strategic advice and portfolio management.
Key work highlights include Kennedy and her team acting for Alibaba in a number of trade mark and domain name disputes in China.
Norton Rose Fulbright's IP team in China has particular experience in the infrastructure, technology and innovation, life sciences and healthcare sectors.
Senior partner Justin Davidson leads the firm's IP team in China and Hong Kong. He has a record advising multinational and Asian businesses on both contentious and non-contentious IP and technology law issues across Asia.
Davidson is acting for global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on trade mark prosecution issues, including the management of their trade mark portfolio and renewals in Hong Kong and Macau.
NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys advises on contentious and non-contentious IP matters concerning trade marks and copyright.
Case studies show Cui acted for a sports equipment company in trade mark opposition proceedings. The firm opened a new office in Shenzhen in October 2019.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton's offices in China focuses on the enforcement of IP rights, with emphasis on the proactive internet protection of IP, the identification and location of infringement and infringers and the enforcement of clients' rights through take-downs and litigation.
Based in the firm's office in Shanghai, Michael Zhang is a key partner and experienced with IP licensing, due diligence and corporate IP protection within M&A transactions and joint venture projects.
The firm lost IP partner Scott Palmer to Perkins Coie in May 2018.
The Simmons & Simmons (Beijing) Intellectual Property Agency is a full-service IP Agency that provides IP services for clients from across a wide range of industries. The agency has a record of managing portfolios for both enforcement and prosecution matters.
Partner George Chan heads the Simmons & Simmons IP Agency and has expertise in trade mark registrations, oppositions, cancellations and invalidations.
The team led by Chan has been managing the trade mark portfolio for a worldwide chemicals manufacturer in China.
Work highlights show the team advised Heineken and Dell on trade mark portfolio management and enforcement matters in China and Hong Kong SAR. Partner Yu Bo left the firm in November 2019.
With offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Harbin and Hong Kong, Watson & Band's IP team offers advice on acquisitions, enforcement and prosecution. Jean Yang is a senior partner at the firm's office in Shanghai. As an IP advisor, she provides advice on a range of matters, including trade mark and copyright applications and litigation concerning anti-counterfeiting. Yang has also acted for many companies in trade mark infringement and copyright litigations.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, full-service law firm Wilkinson & Grist handles protection, enforcement and transactions work relating to trade mark and copyright.
Partner Howard Tsang has expertise in IP enforcement, litigation, prosecution and commercial transactions. He is particularly known for his cross-border IP enforcement work between Hong Kong and China.
Work highlights include Tsang and partner Esther Ho acting for leading furniture, appliances and home accessories company Inter IKEA Holding in portfolio management, successfully obtaining recognition for them as a well-known trade mark by the Chinese Trade Mark Office and the Trademark Review Adjudication Board.
The firm hired Audrey Sze and Venus Yim as associates in 2018, both specialising in prosecution and contentious trade mark work.
Zhong Lun Law Firm's IP team is known for helping Chinese enterprises set foot into the international market and assisting multinational enterprises enter the Chinese market. IP Star and equity partner of the firm's office in Beijing Dongxiao Ma is experienced in trade mark filing and prosecution, trade mark litigation and copyright.