AnJie Law Firm is a leading PRC law firm providing full services to both international and domestic clients including Fortune 500 companies, large state-owned enterprises, financial institution, as well as leading private companies. Since its establishment, AnJie has been growing rapidly and soundly with currently more than 300 professionals. AnJie’s lawyers are well-regarded experts in their professional fields. Based on their deep understanding of the regulatory landscape and strong practical experience, they have handled numerous high-stakes cases in Chinese courts. AnJie Law Firm and AnJie lawyer have been acknowledge by international ranking institution such as Chambers and Partner, Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal, as well as popular legal publications like Managing Intellectual Property, IAM, Asian-Mena Counsel, Asian Legal Business, China Law & Practice and China Business Law Journal. AnJie headquarters in Beijing and has its branch offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Haikou respectively. It recently launched its office in HongKong through joint venture with Hwang Hauzen LLP. AnJie’s Intellectual property team is recognized as a new IP powerhouse. It has been litigating on some high stake litigations. The team has won broad recognition from professional IP publications such as “World Trademark Review”, “Intellectual Asset Management”, “Asia IP”, and “Managing Intellectual Property”.
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.
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.
Norton Rose Fulbright in Canada is unique in its ability to provide seamless IP advice on a truly national and global scale. We have one of the few IP practices with such a designation in Canada covering IP professionals in each of Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. The integration of Bull Housser Tupper was completed on January 1, 2017 and has added a particular depth in trademark prosecution and litigation, anti-counterfeiting, and trade secrets.
Litigation practice: The team of IP litigators at Norton Rose Fulbright is ranked among the best in Canada. We provide offensive and defensive litigation counsel in all areas of intellectual property, including patents infringement and impeachment actions under the Patent Act and pursuant prohibition proceedings and section 8 damages actions under the Patented Medicines (Notice of Compliance Regulations), copyrights, trade-marks, trade-mark oppositions, trade secrets, counterfeit enforcement, and industrial designs. The team is particularly well known and regarded for its patent litigation work for pharmaceutical clients. Our roster of innovative pharmaceutical clients for which we act in litigation is second to none in Canada. As pharmaceutical patent disputes represent a significant part of patent litigation in Canada, our team is extremely active in this area. The patent litigation practice also includes mechanical patents, medical devices and oil and gas patents, among other technologies. More recently, several new partners with leading practices in trademark and copyright litigation have increased our capabilities, successes and client base in this area.
Patent practice: Norton Rose Fulbright's Canada patent attorneys and agents have highly specialized degrees and provide comprehensive intellectual property advice and global portfolio strategy. We handle the Canadian and global patent work for a stellar cross section of Canadian and international clients. Our Canadian Patent Centre of Excellence complements notably the patent expertise within Norton Rose Fulbright in the United States.
We are one of the largest patent filers in Canada with a particular emphasis on drafting original patents and global portfolio strategy, as evidenced by the fact that we are consistently one of the top PCT filers in Canada. We are often selected over our competitors because our patent prosecution expertise is unrivalled and works seamlessly with our disputes and regulatory lawyers to provide strategic and holistic approach to patent portfolio management.
Trademark practice: We assist clients with all aspects of the branding process. This includes providing overall branding strategy, the drafting and prosecuting of trade-mark applications, the provision of advice regarding availability and registrability of marks in Canada and globally. Our team provides strategic trade-mark advice including portfolio review, infringement surveillance, and advice on legal issues connected with introducing products and services to the market, such as branding, product information and advertising. We assist clients with all aspects of brands expansion into social media including acquisition of domain names, and enforcement of brands on all social media channels globally. Our litigation team acts for clients in opposition proceedings, infringement proceedings and expungement proceedings and trade libel actions.
Copyright practice: Our copyright team has expertise in all aspects of copyright law including clearance, acquisition and registration, infringement and litigation, due diligence, licenses, assignments and transactional issues. We act for copyright owners working in various industries such as film, television, video, music, art, fashion, literature, software and evolving media including telecommunications and the Internet. Similarly, our trade-marks team works with clients to acquire, commercialize and safeguard their brands, including logos, product or container shapes and packaging. We advise on all aspects of the selection, registration, commercialization and protection of rights related to trade-marks and brands. We are regularly called upon to advise on the copyright aspects of advertising and marketing campaigns. Clients consistently call upon our professionals for wide industry coverage, the shared experience between the team and our large panel of services. Our litigation lawyers are also active in copyright disputes at both the trial and appellate levels in the software, media, communications, and entertainment sectors with clients including film studios, software and gaming developers, telecommunications companies, the television industry and the music business. We have extensive experience representing rights holders before the Copyright Board and assisting in the enforcement of tariffs, as well as in anti-counterfeiting mandates for fashion enterprises and standards organizations, including border seizures and rapid enforcement campaigns.
Commercial IP practice: The IP team handles a wide range of commercial transactions relating to all areas of intellectual property. For example, our commercial IP team has assisted a major financial institution in developing key collaboration agreements, developed and negotiated licensing agreements with other financial institutions, developed blockchain consortium agreements, and very complex IP co-existence and ownership issues.