Firms To Watch: Intellectual property: PRC firms

Beijing Gaowo Law Firm specialises in IP and advises on contentious and non-contentious issues in relation to patents, copyrights and trademarks.
Boutique firm Borsam IP handles contentious and non-contentious matters involving patents and trademarks. The firm has offices in Shenzhen, Xiamen and Fuzhou as well as in Hong Kong.
Following a number of additions to the team, Harvesting Law Firm, whose expertise spans trademarks and patents, is able to assist both domestic and international brands with invalidation and infringement proceedings.
IP specialist HFG Law Firm & IP Practice advises across all areas of intellectual property, with an addition niche in food regulation.
Led by founder Matthew Murphy, MMLC Group advises clients on contentious and transactional IP issues.
Shanghai Beshining Law Office has an extensive network of PRC offices in addition to its Shanghai headquarters. The team assists numerous Chinese brands with trademark and patent applications.

Firms in the Spotlight Intellectual property: PRC firms

Chang Tsi & Partners

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The firm: Since 2002, Chang Tsi & Partners has been guiding multinational companies with its expertise in Chinese law and business. Headquartered in Beijing, with branches in the finance capital Shanghai, the trade capital Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and two liaison partners in the US, it has 260+ employees.

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Intellectual property: PRC firms in China

FenXun Partners

FenXun Partners assists with issues relating to patents, copyrights, trademarks and domain names, most notably in relation to the healthcare, tech, fashion, media and food sectors. Contentious work is the firm’s speciality; the group has seen significant growth in its patent, unfair competition and trade secret litigation practice in recent years. Aggie Liu is the key name in the Beijing practice and handles all types of IP litigation. In Shanghai, Binxin Li leads the patent team across china and advises domestic and international clients on enforcement, filing and portfolio management.

Practice head(s):

Aggie Liu; Binxin Li

Other key lawyers:

Zheng Zhou; Shirley Zhao

Testimonials

‘We appreciate FenXun Partners for their following qualities: They have great deal of experience with trademark issues. They have a deep understanding of the law but at the same time can provide practical and constructive options in a timely manner. They understand the business goals of their client as well as the character and likely options available to adverse parties. This facilitates communication and alignment on strategy.’

Key clients

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Work highlights

    AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office

    Regarding non-contentious work, AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office has an ‘experienced and very knowledgeable’ team that assists with the filing, registration and prosecution of all types of IP. The group, is particularly active in patents; key partner Xia Zheng  has previous experience working as an in-house patent agent, while Hong Long has worked with major telecoms companies in invalidation proceedings. In addition to its China offices, the firm has a practice in the US, allowing it to  effectively serve multinational clients.

    Other key lawyers:

    Xia Zheng; Hong Long; Jingjing Wu

    Testimonials

    ‘AFD attorneys are experienced and very knowledgeable across many industrial sectors, particularly automotive and communications, and highly skilled in all areas of intellectual property.’

    ‘Ms. Xia Zheng and her team are highly responsive and very skilled in all areas of intellectual property.’

    AFD have a very broad spectrum of service assisting their and our clients through the life of their intellectual property and their experience and expertise in a diversity of fields is really second to none when compared with other CN firms whom we instruct. In addition, their responsiveness, English capability, work quality, and knowledge of law is also second to none compared with other CN firms.’

    Xia Zheng is standout in her field within the CN Patent attorney community.’

    I used Xia Zheng and her team and find them excellent, timely, good value, accurate and very helpful.

    I really think that Xia Zheng is an excellent Attorney.’

    Key clients

    Guangdon Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp Ltd.

    Nike

    Coca Cola

    Facebook

    Lear

    Cummins

    Meritor

    Illumina

    Subaru

    BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.

    AllBright Law Offices

    AllBright Law Offices‘ practice, which enjoyed a particularly busy 2020, is very active in contentious issues, advising on litigation proceedings relating to patents, trademarks and copyrights. The group’s client base spans numerous sectors, including manufacturing, consumer products, financial services and education. Practice head Minxuan Liu, who founded the firm’s IP department, continues to lead the team and specialises in representing technology companies in patent disputes, while Hua Ding handles contentious competition issues in addition to his IP practice.

    Practice head(s):

    Minxuan Liu

    Other key lawyers:

    Ding Hua; Zhou Yan

    Testimonials

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    Key clients

    Hellobike

    Shanghai JuneYao Airlines Co., Ltd., Shanghai JuneYao Airlines Logistics Co., Ltd

    LeetCode information technology (Shanghai) co., ltd. and lingkou network (Shanghai) co., ltd.

    Samsung Electronics CO., Ltd.

    Yongkang Jiatai Tools Co., Ltd.

    Youku Information Technology (Beijing)Co., Ltd

    Megwood Co., Ltd.

    Shanghai 2345 Network Holding Group

    Sensitive Core Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

    Shanghai Fengke Biological Technology Co., Ltd.

    MLB Assets Corporation

    Qiao Rusi

    Qiao Rusi

    Xi’an International Trade Logistics Group

    Work highlights

    • Represented Hellobike in a lawsuit against Quannengche for infringement of Internet service trademark and unfair competition.
    • Represented Shanghai JuneYao Airlines Co., Ltd in two trademark disputes.
    • Represented Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd in a patent infringement dispute.

    An, Tian, Zhang & Partners

    An, Tian, Zhang & Partners has a solid IP practice, and often works alongside international law firms as PRC counsel to assist multinational companies with the global protection of their rights. Though active in all areas of IP, it is the firm’s contentious work that stands out; recent highlights include representing Daimler in patent infringement proceedings. Practice head and managing partner David Tian  is praised by clients for his ‘excellent insight and client management’ and focuses on litigation related to patents, trademarks and unfair competition.

    Practice head(s):

    David Tian

    Other key lawyers:

    Li Ruifeng; Young Guo

    Testimonials

    ‘For patent support, ATZ are our go to firm. They have fantastic sector expertise, which complements our international client base and demonstrate real insight and knowledge on the legal issues impacting clients doing business in China.’

    ‘David Tian stands out for his excellent insight and client management. ’

    The team handles infringement cases, especially counterfeit cases. They have good ability to manage and conduct investigations to obtain evidences for future litigation. Also they have good communications with local authorities to crack down counterfeiters.

    Mr. David Tian, senior partner, has a good ability to lead and manage the case. Also he has good ability to prepare for court hearings and negotiations with opponents, based on his rich experiences.

     

    Key clients

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    Baron Philippe de Rothschild S.A.

    CMS China

    Gilead Sciences, LLC

    Jones & Co

    Mazda Motor Corporation

    Pernod Ricard Group

    Shell Brands International AG

    Sysmex Corporation

    Total SA

    A.S. Watson TM Limited

    Aoyama & Partners

    Gilead Sciences, LLC

    Komatsu Ltd.

    Mazda Motor Corporation

    Pernod Ricard Group

    Shell Brands International AG

    Sysmex Corporation

    Total SA

     

    Work highlights

    • Represented Syngenta Participations AG in unfair competition litigation against Qingdao Xianzhengda Imp & Exp.
    • Represented Daimler AG in a civil infringement litigation related to a design patent.
    • Represented AAC Enterprises LLC. in design patent infringement litigation against Chun Jiang Xinjue Auto Parts Factory

    Anjie & BB Law Firm

    AnJie Law Firm has a full-service IP practice, and works with both international and domestic clients on the filing, prosecution and enforcement of all types of IP rights. Though active in all areas, the firm’s contentious work stands out; patent disputes in the pharmaceutical sector is an area of particular strength, as the firm has worked extensively with AstraZeneca, though the group has a strong track record of advising high-profile clients in numerous sectors, including technology and telecoms. Li Wu  uses his background in neuroscience to assist with IP protection in the biomedicine industry, and co leads the team alongside Nick Liu and Chen Zhixing. He Jing departed to establish his own firm in September 2020.

    Practice head(s):

    Nick Liu; Li Wu; Zhixing Chen

    Testimonials

    ‘Li Wu is highly experienced before PRB and IP Court, and fluent in English. He has a good knowledge of science.’

    Key clients

    Edan Instruments, Inc.

    Tianjin Hemay Pharmaceutical Technology Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen Dymind Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

    AstraZeneca

    Sharp Corporation

    Shenzhen Senior Technology Material Co. Ltd.

    Nanjing Sanhome Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

    Beijing Normal University

    Tencent

    Cambrios Film Solutions (Xiamen) Corporation

    Rechsand Science & Technology Group

    Novo Nordisk

    Nouryon Chemicals International B.V.

    SINOPEC Group

    China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

    Work highlights

    • Represented AstraZeneca AB in several patent invalidation administrative lawsuits.
    • Represented Rechsand Science & Technology Group before the Supreme People’s Court.
    • Represented Sharp and SBPJ in SEP licensing dispute litigation.

    CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

    CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law OfficeComparative Guides promotional icon has a prime position in the Chinese IP market, and is as strong assisting with the commercialisation and management of IP portfolios as it is representing clients in disputes. The firm stands out among its peers for its international office network; in addition to its presence in most of China’s largest cities, the group has an office in Tokyo as well as  European and US hubs. As such, numerous multinational companies instruct the team, including leading names from the technology and automotive sectors. Chuanhong Long  is one of the names to note, and focuses on patent prosecution, enforcement and licensing. Former firm president Hao Ma  retired from full time practice in March 2021.

    Practice head(s):

    Chuanhong Long

    Other key lawyers:

    Zhongqi Zhou

    Testimonials

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    Work highlights

    • Represented Apple on patent invalidation proceedings.
    • Represented Yunchongba in an patent infringement case worth RMB3m.
    • Represented Pilot Inc. in a series of patent infringement cases.

    Chang Tsi & Partners

    In the words of one client  Chang Tsi & Partners ‘maintains a well appreciated global outlook’ in advising clients on all elements of IP law; the firm is instructed by numerous multinational companies to protect their interests in China. The group has a particularly strong roster of fashion and sports brands, which it assists will all elements of trademark protection; this includes well-known names such as Under Armour, Michael Kors and Vans. Simon Tsi  is one the firm’s primary litigators who works with private companies and State-owned enterprises on trademark infringement and unfair competition cases. On the non-contentious side, founding partner Spring Chang  is dual qualified as a lawyer and a trademark agent and assists clients from the pharmaceutical, electronics and consumer products industries.

    Other key lawyers:

    Simon Tsi; Spring Chang; Litian Xu; Kim Lu; David Lee; Tracy Shen; Michael Fu; Yan Gao; Nancy Qu; Michael Wu; Wendy Wu

    Testimonials

    ‘Responsive and mindful of client’s objectives- overall advices provided were clear and detailed enough to make an informed decision’

    ‘Spring Chang and her team are very qualified and responsive’

    ‘Laura Li is very responsive.’

    We appreciate that the firm tailors their advice using terms/expressions and strategies that suit clients from outside of China, so that said client would find it familiar. While it is a Chinese firm, it maintains a well appreciated global outlook.

    Spring Chang is very experienced and responsive. We appreciate her knack of anticipating quickly clients’ needs as well as her clear and concise guidance in Chinese IP matters.’

    I work with more than 40 specialist IP Law Firms around the world and Chang Tsi & Partners is consistently among the very best. It consistently delivers exceptional service and distinguishes itself by its ability to achieve positive outcomes and results. They are very agile in finding ways around issues and obstacles as they arise. They provide very innovative approaches to combating copycat factories and getting infringing products deleted from online e-commerce platforms.

    Key clients

    Disney

    Canon

    3M

    Levi’s. Co

    Illinois Tool Works Inc.

    Under Armour

    Air China

    Johnson Controls, Inc.

    Vans, Inc.

    Michael Kors

    Fluke Corporation

    Johnson Controls, Inc.

    Lego Toy (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

    Guinness World Records Ltd.

    ConocoPhillips Company

    Mercedes Benz smart

    Volvo

    Work highlights

    • Represented Cadbury UK Limited in invalidation proceedings.
    • Represented Hospital for Special Surgery in administrative disputes over the review of the cancellation of the trademark right in “HHS”.
    • Representing Ideal Life Inc. in invalidation proceedings.

    China Patent Agent (H.K.) Ltd.

    China Patent Agent (H.K.) Ltd. is ‘one of the pioneering patent prosecution megafirms in China’, and assists large Chinese and multinational firms on the filing and prosecution of their patents, in addition to advising on disputes and commercial agreements. Though the firm is best known for its patent work, it also has a full service trade and copyright practice, and has an extensive group of partners with different specialisms within the field; Yanfeng Xiong focuses on contentious work and is experienced in issues relating to standard essential patents, while Jingchao Wang specialises in drafting applications in relation to organic and pharmaceutical chemistry. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Shaohui Yuan and Xiong lead the team on the Chinese mainland.

    Practice head(s):

    Shaohui Yuan; Yanfeng Xiong

    Other key lawyers:

    Yuhe Wu; Jingchao Wang

    Testimonials

    CPA is one of the pioneering patent prosecution megafirms in China. It is less known for its very capable team in contentious matters. I believe the the firm is now experiencing a steady stream of work on the contentious side as well.’

    Mr. Yanfeng Xiong is simply the best patent litigator in China that I know and he and the management team of CPA has built and developed a very good squad for patent (and soft IP) contentious matters too. I have had quite a few litigations in China over the last 10 years and my track record with CPA is outperforming that of other firms. In invalidation cases, our track record is 100% together with CPA.’

    Mr. Yanfeng Xiong. An excellent patent litigator with a strategic mind who knows every tool in the legal toolbox. He is also personable and easy-going for overseas clients from Europe like me.

    Key clients

    Ericsson

    Pfizer

    H.Stoll AG & Co. KG

    Work highlights

    • Represented a German client as the patentee and successfully maintained the validity of the patent before the Patent Reexamination and Invalidation Department of CNIPA.
    • Assisting Siemens with enforcing its 4G SEP against the leading Chinese phone manufacturer before the Shanghai IPR Court.
    • Representing a US client before the re-examination panel.

    Co-effort Law Firm LLP

    Co-effort Law Firm LLP has competency in all areas of IP work, from trademark registration and patent prosecution through to disputes before the IPO courts. You Minjian leads the practice, while key partner Fu Gang advises on IP issues alongside his corporate practice.

    Practice head(s):

    You Minjian

    Other key lawyers:

    Fu Gang

    DaHui Lawyers

    Since establishing a dedicated IP group in 2019, DaHui Lawyers has developed a varied practice that serves clients from a number of industries. The group is particularly strong in the media sector, representing several large Chinese production and distribution companies, in addition to international names such as Netflix and CBS. Joy Wang leads the team from Beijing; in addition to representing clients in court proceedings, Wang frequently handles invalidation proceedings before the Patent Re-examination Board.

    Practice head(s):

    Joy Wang

    Other key lawyers:

    Li Xiang; Xing Wan

    Key clients

    Airbnb

    Alibaba Group

    ByteDance

    CBI (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

    CBS

    China Film Media Asia Audio Video Distribution Co., Ltd

    Elsevier Limited

    Evernote Corporation

    GE (China) Co. Ltd. (General Electric)

    Hannover Fairs

    MIS Quality Management Corp. (Moody’s)

    Messe München Group (MMG)

    Netflix

    Reed Business Information Limited

    Reed Exhibitions (China) Co., Ltd.

    Viva BioTech

    Warburg Pincus

    Airbnb

    Alibaba Group

    ByteDance

    CBI (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

    CBS

    China Film Media Asia Audio Video Distribution Co., Ltd

    Elsevier Limited

    Evernote Corporation

    GE (China) Co. Ltd. (General Electric)

    Work highlights

    • Represented ByteDance in trademark litigation.
    • Represented TikTok in a domain name dispute.
    • Represented Huami in patent litigiation.

    DeHeng Law Offices

    DeHeng Law Offices has a full service IP practice which assists medium-sized Chinese and foreign companies with all elements of IP protection and enforcement. On the non-contentious side, the group frequently assists clients with the commercialisation of their IP assets, advising on tech transfer agreements and protection strategies. With regard to litigation the firm appears before the Supreme People’s Court in complex disputes; Jun Cui recently represented Focaltech in a patent ownership case.  Practice head Luo Mingjun  has knowledge of  trade secrets and unfair competition in addition to patents.

    Practice head(s):

    Luo Mingjun

    Other key lawyers:

    Xinliang Tao; Jun Cui; Min Huang

    Testimonials

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    Key clients

    Apple Inc.

    Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd.

    China Mobile Communications Corporation

    Louis Vuitton Malletier

    GuangDong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen Xunlei Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen uCloudlink Network Technology Co., Ltd.

    Beijing Baidu Netcom Science Technology Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen Purcotton Ltd.

    Sany Heavy Industry Co.,Ltd.

    IFLYTEK Co., Ltd.

    COFCO Corporation

    Yibin Wu Liang Ye

    Huawei

    Beijing Redstar Wine

    Nongfu Spring

    Higher Education Press

    Jenny Bakery Company Limited

    Hunan Broadcasting System

    The Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

    The Second Institute of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

    China Agricultural University

    Dalian University of Technology

    Kweichow Moutai Group

    FocalTech Systems Co., Ltd.

    Wingtech Technology Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen United BlueOcean Technology Development Co., Ltd.

    ChangYuan Technology Group Ltd.

    MediaTek Inc.

    Autel Intelligent Technology Corp.,Ltd.

    Shenzhen Di Da Water Engineering Limited Company

    Shenzhen Beike Bio-technology Co.,Ltd

    Shenzhen Senior Technology Material Co., Ltd.

    Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd

    Orient Energy Technologies Co., Ltd

    Shenzhen Hui Linda Technology Co., Ltd.

    Siglent Technologies Co., Ltd.

    TP-Link Technologies Co., Ltd.

    Apple Inc.

    Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd.

    China Mobile Communications Corporation

    Louis Vuitton Malletier

    GuangDong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Co., Ltd.

    ANTA (CHINA) CO., LTD.

    Shenzhen Xunlei Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen uCloudlink Network Technology Co., Ltd.

    Beijing Baidu Netcom Science Technology Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen Purcotton Ltd.

    Sany Heavy Industry Co.,Ltd.

    IFLYTEK Co., Ltd.

    COFCO Corporation

    Yibin Wu Liang Ye

    Huawei

    Beijing Redstar Wine

    Nongfu Spring

    Higher Education Press

    Jenny Bakery Company Limited

    Hunan Broadcasting System

    The Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

    The Second Institute of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation

    China Agricultural University

    Dalian University of Technology

    Kweichow Moutai Group

    (Hao Li Lai) Holiland

    FocalTech Systems Co., Ltd.

    Wingtech Technology Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen United BlueOcean Technology Development Co., Ltd.

    ChangYuan Technology Group Ltd.

    MediaTek Inc.

    Autel Intelligent Technology Corp.,Ltd.

     

    Work highlights

    • Represented Shenzhen Yusheng Technology Co., Ltd, in a dispute concerning the infringement of layout-design of integrated circuits right.
    • Represented Jenny Bakery Company Limited in a trademark dispute.
    • Assisted The Institute of Microbiology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences with technology transfer agreements.

    Dentons China

    Dentons China has a full service practice; the team includes patent agents, in addition to lawyers with experience as trademark examiners. Active in all areas of IP, the firm is particularly strong regarding contentious matters, often assisting private and state-owned enterprises from industries such as aviation manufacturing and pharmaceuticals in trademark and patent-related proceedings. Mingyue Dun , Jet Deng, Yuzhou Yang, Chunyao Zhang and Miao Huang are some of the names to note.

    Other key lawyers:

    Zhisong Deng; Yaqing Zhang; Chunyao Zhang; Mingyue Dun; Fang Wang; Liu Feng

    Testimonials

    ‘Dentons’ intellectual property department covers a wide range of categories, including trademarks, patents, copyrights, unfair competition and trade secrets. The team has a complete system and abundant personnel. The team has strong leadership and execution ability, are able to complete difficult cases and has a global network, which is very helpful to enter into the international market.’

    ‘Liu Feng is very earnest and careful, and the legal services provided by his team are very valuable.’

    Key clients

    SPC Investment Co., Ltd. (Paris Baguette)

    Beijing Daxing International Airport (BDIA)

    Markor International Furniture Stock Co.,Ltd.

    Shantou Liannaji Skin Care Products Co.,Ltd.

    Olivier Lapidus

    Beijing Dongcheng Tourist Advisory Service Center

    Shanghai Leiyunshang Pharmaceutical West Co., Ltd.

    Shanghai Film (Group) Co., Ltd.

    Shanghai Ruiyu Biotech Co., Ltd.

    Guilin Lianyi Agricultural Plastic Products Co., Ltd.

    Guangzhou Yuda Electronics Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Shengbaile Electroacoustic Technology Co., Ltd.

    Senlin Lin

    Shanghai Zhina Network Technology Co., Ltd.

    Shanghai East Best & Lansheng Group

    Shanghai Yicheng Information Technology Co., Ltd.

    AVIC Joy Air Co., Ltd.

    Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine Co., Ltd.

    Shanghai Jiaoda Onlly Co., Ltd.

    Xiaomi Communication Technology Co. Ltd. and Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd.

    Jiuli Group Co., Ltd. and Zhejiang Jiuli Special Materials Technology Co., Ltd.

    Shanghai Yicheng Information Technology Co., Ltd.

    Unilever China Co., Ltd.

    Mobitech Autoparts Co. Ltd

    Foreo (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd.

    Shanghai Junzheng Network Technology Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen Fujiang Technology Co., Ltd.

    Airwair International Limited

    Kimberly-Clark (China) Co., Ltd.

    VIAElectronicGmbH

    Glencairn IP Holding Company

    Alexanderwerk GmbH

    SciClone Pharmaceuticals International Ltd.

    Shanghai Suran Fashion Co.,LTD.

    Design Origin Ltd. (Wenda Gu Studio)

    Anji Microelectronics Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

    ZYF Lopsking Aluminum Co., Ltd.

    GROUPE ATALLAH INC.

     

    Work highlights

    • Advised SPC Investment Co., Ltd. on a series of cases involving trade mark squatting.
    • Advised Beijing Daxing International Airport on the implementation of an IP protection sytem
    • Represented Shanghai Zhina Network Technology Co., Ltd. in a copyright dispute against Tencent

    Fangda Partners

    Fangda Partners‘ IP and competition group is truly international in nature, with many of the partners dual qualified in China and the US, making them a go-to firm for multinationals looking for assistance with patents, copyrights and trademarks. The firm’s contentious work for household international names is particularly impressive; they are instructed by leading companies from the  IT, computer science, chemicals and telecommunication sectors. In a recent highlight, Gordon Gao and Alexandra Yang represented Apple in invalidation proceedings relating to the IRobot patent. Aside from litigation, the firm also leverages its full service nature to advise on the IP elements of commercial agreements and corporate transactions.

    Other key lawyers:

    James Hu; Gordon Gao; Dixon Zhang; Richard Lin; Alexandra Yang

    Testimonials

    ‘Strong technical and legal knowledge along with strong service for client needs.’

    ‘Strategic thinking and fast responses. Alex Yang (Pu Yang) is very knowledgeable and responsive.’

    The key lawyers in the team have a profound accumulation of theoretical knowledge, legal practice experience and English ability, with excellent international vision and the ability to deal with complex litigation, and are able to provide strategic opinions and suggestions for clients’ difficult cases.

     

    Key clients

    Intel

    Microsoft

    Apple

    L’Oréal SA

    InterDigital Corporation

    Tesla

    Valeo

    Michael Jordan

    Facebook

    Moonton

    New Balance

    Pfizer

    Tsuburaya Productions

    Bytedance

    NavInfo

    Ant Group

    Moonton Technology / PT. Monster Entertainment Indonesia

    China Golf Dragon

    HyperGryph

    CStone Pharmaceuticals

    Victrex

    Biren Technology

    Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co.KG

    Weibo

    Work highlights

    • Represented NavInfo Co. Ltd. in its successful copyright infringement claim against three Baidu companies.
    • Representing Apple in several rounds of proceedings against Zhizhen involving the iRobot patent.
    • Represented ByteDance, the developer of Douyin, in filing and handling the anti-monopoly lawsuit filed against Tencent.

    Ferrante Intellectual Property

    IP boutique Ferrante Intellectual Propertyis able to combine a strong Chinese practice with an “European” approach‘, and has experience assisting domestic and international clients from a number of industries, most notably the fashion sector. Working closely with its Hong Kong office, the firm’s Beijing and Shanghai practices assist with all areas of IP rights, consumer protection and e-commerce, though its real strength lies in contentious work. James Wang leads the litigation team, while Dorothy Hu and Felice Meli, head up the patent and anti-counterfeiting departments respectively. Hong Kong-based Michele Ferrante has extensive experience in the protection of western brands in China including through high-profile litigation.

    Practice head(s):

    James Wang; Michele Ferrante ; Felice Meli; Dorothy Hu

    Other key lawyers:

    Arthur Wu; Zoey Xu

    Testimonials

    ‘This firm is able to combine strong Chinese practice with an “European” approach. It is very precise, clear, prepared and very reactive.’

    ‘James Wang has a deep knowledge of Chinese law and culture and can give very tailored strategies and approaches. Together they are very reliable team.’

    Mr. Michele Ferrante has a long lasting experience and has a very skilled strategic view. Mr. James Wang has a deep knowledge of Chinese law and culture and can give very tailored strategies and approaches. Together they are very reliable team.’

    Global Law Office

    Global Law Office has a strong team of partners, whose varied specialisms allow the group to collectively assist will issues associated with the protection and enforcement of copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets. The firm’s disputes work includes assisting multinational, domestic and state-owned companies from the tech, aviation and banking sectors on invalidation and infringement proceedings. Degang Ma is a key name in this regard and frequently advises on complex FRAND issues regarding standard essential patents. On the contentious front, Ying Mu has broad expertise which ranges from IP portfolio management and litigation to unfair competition.  Jinrong Liu  leads the team from the Beijing office.

    Practice head(s):

    Jinrong Liu

    Other key lawyers:

    Degang Ma; Meph Jia Gui; Ying Mu; Ping Qiao

    Testimonials

    ‘I am very satisfied with their service and their legal service truly helped our company achieve our business goals.’

    The firm is a Red Circle law firm with very good reputation on the legal market. They serve their clients with professional skills and dedicated attitude. Their lawyers can master very good English language communication skills, and have had appreciated understanding on the laws. When providing legal service, they can provide real solutions that are commercially feasible for our company and our business.’

    ‘Meph Jia Gui has a thorough and in-depth understanding of IP laws in Mainland China and the US. His dual qualification in the US and China is very much appreciated. Meph is a creative and solution-oriented IP lawyer, and enthusiasm is one of his most impressive traits. More importantly, he thinks critically, reasons well and has all the instincts of an excellent IP lawyer. I would without any reservation recommend Meph to be an IP expert to any friend in need of IP legal service in China.’

    Key clients

    Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Co., Ltd.

    Sinopec Group

    Honeywell International Inc.

    Agriculture Bank of China

    LG Chem, Ltd

    COFCO

    Microsoft

    Airbus

    Carrefour

    Sony Music Entertainment

    Work highlights

    • Representing Yoovidhya Family in more than 20 foreign-related cases on joint-venture related disputes and intellectual property disputes.
    • Represents LoudBoy in a controversial music copyright infringement law suit.
    • Represented HTC Corporation in a dispute relating to essential patents.

    Grandall Law Firm

    Highly respected for its contentious work, Grandall Law Firm represents some of China’s largest companies in disputes relating to copyright, trademark and patent infringement and ownership, as well as areas such as trade secrets and unfair competition. In a recent highlight, the firm represented Shenzhen Yimeizhi Technology Co in a dispute relating to a patent before the Guangzhou IP court. Fang Shilong, Su Xiaonan and Xie Xianghui lead the Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen offices respectively.

    Testimonials

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    Work highlights

    • Represented Tencent in an unfair competition case.
    • Represented Shenzhen Yimeizhi Technology Co., Ltd in a patent dispute.
    • Represented Hangzhou Xili Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd in a dispute concerning utility model patents.

    Guantao Law Firm

    Guantao Law Firm‘s primary strength lies in contentious matters, and the firm works with a number of clients from the technology sector on disputes relating to infringements.  Many team members have technical backgrounds in areas such as mechanics, electronics and physics and are therefore well placed to advise clients on complex patent disputes. Practice head Hongjiang Li specialises in patent infringement disputes, particularly those with an international element.

    Practice head(s):

    Hongjiang LI

    Other key lawyers:

    Weimin Gan; Xia Tao; Xiaodan Yang

    Key clients

    S&P Global Platts

    Jarden Consumer Solutions Group

    IFLYTEK Co., Ltd.

    Crown Laboratories, Inc.

    Tensar Technologies Limited

    China IPTV Co., Ltd.

    CHIVD Technology Co., Ltd

    Unisoc Co. Ltd.

    Clyde Bergemann Power Group

    Concrete Canvas Ltd.

    Work highlights

    • Represented Tensar Technologies Limited in patent infringement proceedings.
    • Represented Renesola China in patent invalidation proceedings.
    • Represented Shandong Haowo Electric Co., Ltd in patent infringement proeedings.

    Haiwen & Partners

    Haiwen & Partners has increased its activity in IP in recent years, and now has a diverse practice capable of assisting with the commercialisation of patents, copyrights and trademarks, in addition to handling disputes. On the contentious side, invalidation and infringement proceedings are the firm’s specialism, particularly with regards to utility model patents. When it comes to non contentious work, the team provides due diligence analysis and licensing expertise to international companies from the retail and TMT sectors. Hanguo Zhang leads the team.

    Practice head(s):

    Hanguo Zhang

    Other key lawyers:

    Yu Cao; Peng Fu; Qiang Ma; Frank Wang; Tina Wu

    Key clients

    DiDi

    OPPO

    Henan Haoze Electronics Co., Ltd.

    Guang’an Mojia Biotechnology Company

    Shenzhen TargetRx, Inc.

    Wasail

    Weightless (Beijing) Catering Management Co., Ltd.

    Jiangsu Liebao Network Technology Co., Ltd.

    Midea

    Sichuan Mianzhu Laoxionggou Entertainment Co., Ltd.

    Work highlights

    • Assisted Wassail with a patent application.
    • Represented OPPO in a patent dispute.
    • Represented DiDi in a patent infringement dispute.

    Han Kun Law Offices

    Han Kun Law Offices established its practice following the introduction of IP courts in China, and has since developed a diverse offering capable in contentious and non-contentious matters. Many of the firm’s lawyers have backgrounds in scientific fields, allowing them to advise on complex issues such as standard essential patents (SEP); the group has developed a particular niche representing various licensees against major SEP licensors in the IT sector. Lili Wu is a key name in Beijing who assists with cross-border technology transfer and trade secret matters. In Shenzhen, Vivian He handles trademark prosecution and invalidation matters. Yan Wang leads the department from Shanghai.

    Practice head(s):

    Yan Wang

    Other key lawyers:

    Lili Wu; Vivian He

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    Key clients

    Samsung

    HP Inc.

    HPE

    Audi

    Bytedance

    Supreme

    Sandvik

    Kraft Heinz

    Baidu

    ABB

    Singlera Genomics

    Medai Group

    Ke.com

    Bilibili

    United Microelectronics Center

    Dolby

    ByteDance

    SMTP

    Baidu

    ABB Power Grids Switzerland

    Media Group

    Ke.com

    Work highlights

    • Representing Baidu in a trademark dispute.
    • Represented Baidu in four patent infringement cases before the Beijing IP Court.
    • Represented Dymind in the second round of invalidation proceedings and an infringement action.

    Hong Fang Law

    Hong Fang Law , which has an integrated IP consulting firm alongside its legal practice, focuses on the contentious side of IP work, including trademark litigation, counterfeit goods and copyright issues. The firm’s client base is extremely broad, ranging from large multinational companies to Chinese SMEs. Eric Su and Xu Zhang lead the team from Shanghai and Guangzhou respectively.

    Practice head(s):

    Eric Su; Xu Zhang

    Key clients

    ABB (China) Limited

    Total Lubricants China Co., Ltd.

    Castrol Limited

    Treasury Wine Estates

    Akzo Nobel N.V.

    Moet Hennessy Diageo (China) Co., Ltd.

    Diageo PLC.

    Amore Pacific Group

    Emerson

    WD-40 Company

    Work highlights

    • Advised Amazon Co., Ltd. on a dispute relating to e-book rights.
    • Represented Tresaury Wine Estates in a trademark dispute.
    • Assisted Moët Hennessy with issues relating to counterfeit goods.

    JunHe LLP

    Capable of advising on all areas of IP, JunHe LLP  is particularly strong in contentious issues, and is regularly consulted by internationally recognised brands to represent them in disputes relating to the infringement and licensing of trademarks and patents. With regard to non- contentious work, the firm is known for assisting listing companies with the IP elements of their IPOs on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Jessica Xu and Zoe Wang   lead the team from Beijing; the former assists global brands with trademark prosecution and litigation, while the latter focuses on patent issues in the life sciences, electronics and material sciences sectors. Litigation specialist Donnie Wang  joined in December 2020 from Lusheng Law Firm .

    Practice head(s):

    Jessica Xu; Zoe Wang

    Other key lawyers:

    Donnie Wang

    Testimonials

    ‘Good patent subject matter expertise for litigation; decent English ability for foreign companies.’

    ‘I appreciate the directness and honesty and understanding of technology and the patent troll business.’

    Responsive, solution oriented and provide good advice. The team is business centric and client focused. We are happy working with them.’

    Key clients

    Sd biotechnologies co., ltd-

    Beijing Sogou Technology Development Co., Ltd.

    Amazon

    Zhong Yuan Component Group Anhui Co., Ltd.

    BMW AG

    Donaldson (Wuxi) Filters Company Limited

    Hilite Germany GmbH

    Hilite Automotive Systems (Changshu) Co., Ltd.

    Nike International Ltd.

    Michael Jordan

    Zai Laboratories

    RemeGen Biopharmaceutical (Yantai) Co., Ltd.

    JW (Cayman) Therapeutics Co. Ltd.

     

    Work highlights

    • Represented Michael Jordan an Nike in a trademark dispute.
    • Advised SD biotechnologies Co., Ltd on an application filed in China requesting a Chinese court to recognize and enforce the final judgment made by the Korean court on intellectual property rights.
    • Advised RemeGen on the IP aspects of its IPO

    Kangxin Partners, p.c.

    Kangxin Partners, p.c.'s key area is patent filing and prosecution work, with three specialised divisions focussing on electronics, chemistry and life sciences and mechanics. Shirley Dong  and James Chen  respectively lead the domestic and foreign patent departments and and deal with a large volume of patent applications. Aside from patents, the firm also has a sizeable trademarks offering; Gloria Wu  assists international brands with developing protection strategies in China. Managing partner Samson Yu  is another name to note and advises on a range of contentious and prosecution issues.

    Other key lawyers:

    Gloria Wu; Gary Wu

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    Key clients

    Hallys Corporation

    Work highlights

    • Advised Hallys Corporation on patent infringement.
    • Advised Riello on issues relating to counterfeit goods.
    • Represented Robert Burkle GmbH in an invalidation action.

    King & Wood Mallesons

    Among China’s largest full service firms, IP is one of King & Wood Mallesons‘ core practices. The firm has an extensive offering, spanning copyright, patent and trademark issues, and assist with all elements of filing, prosecution, commercial transactions and litigation. The department’s greatest strength is its ability to built relationships with multinational companies; tech companies such as Nokia and Microsoft, as well as pharmaceutical giant Bayer, all entrust the firm with protecting their IP assets in China. The Beijing team is led by Wang Maohua, Xiaoli Yang, Wei He and Tina Tai, while Mia Qu is the name to note in the Shanghai office.

    Other key lawyers:

    Qin Yugong

    Testimonials

    ‘The Team of King & Wood Mallesons is able to handle various cases such as litigations, invalidation trials, negotiations with strategies in depth; for example, they can propose how to obtain competitor’s embodiment, how to attack competitors and a best way based on detailed analysis using their extensive contacts/connections, especially more important in China.

    Before working with King & Wood Mallesons, to be honest, we often lost in contentions against competitors; however, I’ve been substantially winning since we started working with them. I’ve worked with many attorney’s offices in China and as a result, I think King & Wood Mallesons is the best one.’

    ‘In King & Wood Mallesons, Qin Yugong is especially great and a reliable person. He has strategic planning ability based on various experiences and can handle complicated cases which understanding of Japanese culture should be needed. Also he is proficient on Japanese and English so we can avoid misunderstanding in communication. Qin Yugong is the best in China, I think.’

    Local savvy, international communication.

    I think King & Wood Mallesons is one of the most reliable law firms in the field of trademark matters. I appreciate their work with high quality.’

    Mr. Qin Yugong has a lot of experience in prosecution, technology transfer, IP strategy etc, also has a rich background in technology especially for electronics. And his language and communication skill is so high. He can communicate in Chinese, English and Japanese very fluently. So we can collaborate together very well.

    Key clients

    Qualcomm

    Philips

    ABB

    IBM

    ByteDance

    Microsoft

    BVLGARI

    Nokia

    BMW

    Roche

    Novartis

    Daimler AG

    Sina Weibo

    Work highlights

    • Assisted Nokia with patent applications.
    • Represented Baidu in invalidation proceedings.
    • Represented Shell Brands International AG in infringement and unfair competition proceedings.

    Lifang & Partners

    Lifang & Partners is one of China’s strongest firms in the field of patent litigation, having represented numerous international leaders in the tech space in disputes relating to infringement and licensing, in addition to assisting a range of Chinese clients. Standard essential patents (SEP) have been a particular area of recent focus; in a recent highlight, the firm is currently representing Samsung in a dispute with Ericsson regarding an SEP cross licensing agreement. On the contentious side, the department undertakes considerable patent and trademark prosecution work, as well as assisting with the negotiation of commercial agreements. Guanbin Xie  and Bin Zhang  lead the team.

    Practice head(s):

    Guanbin Xie; Zhang Bin

    Other key lawyers:

    Du Shaohui; Yu Haidong; Li Boya; Sun Kena

    Testimonials

    ‘He has a deep understanding of client needs, is highly skilled at balancing commercial and legal requirements, and is both reasonable and flexible in terms of fees.’

    ‘Yu Haidong is always able to provide a legal opinion in a timely manner.’

    ‘It is an experienced litigation team. The lawyers are able to understand clients’ demands and solve disputes based on clients’ business rather than rigid legal provisions.’

    ‘In the process of working with Zhang Bin, Li Boya and Sun Kena, they were able to provide timely feedback and try to understand their clients’ business so as to develop better dispute resolution strategies.’

    Key clients

    Samsung

    Xiaomi

    Microsoft

    Dyson

    Sony

    Adobe

    American Superconductor

    BSA

    DJI

    Autodesk

    Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd

    BeijingYuanxinScience and Technology Ltd.

    China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation Industry sector: Publication import and export

    Baidu

    Headington Cambridge School Co., Ltd.

    Shanghai CanXing Culture & Media Co., Ltd.

    Wm-imotor technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

    Work highlights

    • Represented Samsung in a licence dispute with Ericsson.
    • Represented Sony in patent litigation.
    • Represented Xiaomi in a patent infringement dispute.

    Llinks Law Offices

    Llinks Law Offices provides sound advice to clients from a number of industry sectors, including telecoms, software, pharmaceuticals and media, with expertise spanning patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. On the disputes side, Peiming Yang  advises on IP disputes as part of a broad practice that also incudes assisting with M&A and international trade issues. The team's non-contentious offering focuses on assisting on commercial agreements and corporate transactions. Charles Qin and Xun Yang  lead the contentious and non-contentious practices respectively.

    Practice head(s):

    Charles Qin; Xun Yang

    Other key lawyers:

    Peiming Yang

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    Key clients

    SEC Transportation System Limited Company (SEC-TST)

    Wuxi CRRC-hofer Powertrain System Co. Ltd

    Shanghai Automobile Industrial Group

    Shanghai Rixin BioTech Co. Ltd.

    Hella Venture (Shanghai Hella Vehicle Technology Co. Ltd.)

    Gain Capital Group LLP

    Citic-Prudential Fund Management Co. Ltd.

    Carestream Dental LLC

    Boke Communication Technology Co. Ltd

    Work highlights

    • Advised Fitch Learning on entering a license with an education institution to enter into financial training business.
    • Advised Elevoc on preparing a technology license agreement and advising on technology export.
    • Advised Allist on the negotiation to introduce a certain pharmaceutical technology.

    Lusheng Law Firm

    Lusheng Law Firm , which is spread across Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou offices, is a boutique practice focusing on IP and dispute resolution, making it an ideal candidate to handle litigation proceedings relating to patent and trademark infringements in addition to unfair competition. The group is often commissioned to protect brands on behalf of internationally-recognised companies; in a recent highlight, Carol Wang  assisted New Balance with trademark infringement proceedings. Sharon Qiao  leads the litigation department.

    Practice head(s):

    Sharon Qiao

    Other key lawyers:

    August Zhang; Ling Jin; Carol Wang

    Key clients

    New Balance

    Brita GmbH

    Burberry Limited

    NBCUniversal Media, LLC

    Hamsard 3145 Limited

    Fumex Aktiebolag

    McGraw-Hill Education

    Panerai & IWC

    Kernzee

    Laboratoires la prairie SA

    Work highlights

    • Represented New Balance in a civil litigation against one of its biggest repeated infringers New Barlun.
    • Represented Brita GMBH in a trademark infringement and unfair competition case.
    • Advised Burberry Limited on interim injunction against using the registered trademark “Baneberry” in China.

    Tahota Law Firm

    Tahota Law Firm has a solid IP practice, primarily representing companies in patent and trademark disputes. Li Jingchuan, who leads the team alongside Zeng Xiangkun and Wang Xiao, is the key practitioner; his focus is contentious work, and involves representing universities, state owned enterprises and pharmaceutical groups in various disputes.

    Key clients

    Shiseido Company, Limited

    Changyou.com Limited

    China Metallurgical Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Company

    Yanlord Land Co., Ltd.

    Tencent

    Zhongnan Bridge Installation Engineering Co., Ltd

    Union Development Co., Ltd.

    Sichuan CF Technology Co., Ltd

    Sunder Machinery (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

    Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Beijing Civil Aircraft Technology Research Center

    Shandong University

    Turnitin

    Beijing Institute of Technology

    Beijing China Post International Financial Development Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen Huatianqi Technology Co., Ltd.

    Beijing Zhumengyuan Technology Co., Ltd.

    Falibuy (Zhejiang) Information Technology Co., Ltd.

    Beijing Alojian Technology Co.

    Work highlights

    • Represented Shiseido Co., Ltd. in a trademark invalidation case.
    • Represented Beijing Changyou Tianxia Network Technology Co., Ltd. in a copyright infringement dispute worth CNY11m.
    • Represented Yanlord Land Co., Ltd. in a trademark infringement dispute.

    Tian Yuan Law Firm

    Tian Yuan Law Firm focuses on contentious IP issues, and assists clients with civil and administrative litigation before the IP courts as well as general courts. Yan Sun, head of the team, uses his background in tech to advise on patent invalidation and infringement proceedings, in addition to software copyright issues. The group has experience of non-contentious work, handling filings and licensing matters.

    Practice head(s):

    Yan Sun

    Other key lawyers:

    Qi Li; Qi Wang

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    Key clients

    China Telecom Corporation Limited

    Qingdao Baheal Pharmaceutical Group

    361 Degree (China) Co., Ltd.

    Love Fruit (Beijing) Education Technology Co., Ltd.

    Wuhan Fazhengtong Information Technology Co., Ltd.

    Harbour BioMed (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen Appotronics Corporation Ltd.

    Shenzhen Fortune Capital Co., Ltd.

    Jilin Joinature Polymer Co., Ltd.

    ESSE

    Zhejiang La Figure Parker Pharmaceutical Technology Co., Ltd.

    Work highlights

    • Advised China Telecom Corporation Limited on a dispute over the patent license contract against Beijing Shikong Technology Co., Ltd.
    • Advised Qingdao Baheal Pharmaceutical Group on a dispute over the trademark infringement against Anhui Shenda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    • Advised Joinature on a dispute of infringement of an invention patent right.

    Wanhuida Intellectual Property

    Wanhuida Intellectual Property, which is comprised Wanhuida IP Agency and Wanhuida Law Firm, is best-known for its work in trademarks, though its patent practice has developed over recent years. The contentious side of the practice is where the group really shines; in 2021 the firm represented world-renowned names such as Bayer AG, Michelin and New Balance in both criminal and civil litigation proceedings relating to counterfeit goods, figurative trademarks and pharmaceutical patents. Gang Bai leads the team and is one of the market’s most experienced practitioners, while Haiyan Ren  specialises in trademark and design patent applications as well as litigation. At the junior end, associate Yuming Wang regularly assists international companies in liaising with the Beijing IP office.

    Practice head(s):

    Gang Bai 

    Other key lawyers:

    Hui Huang; Haiyan Ren; S. Sam Li; Jason Yao; Yuming Wang

    Key clients

    Bayer

    CHAPTER 4 CORP. (Supreme)

    Decathlon

    Lacoste

    L’Oreal

    LVMH

    Michelin

    New Balance

    SEB

    Tommy Hilfiger

    Work highlights

    • Advising MICHELIN in a trade mark infringement suit against a Chinese infringer, which exhibited and promoted toys using the “Tire man device”, obtained favorable retrial decision, cessation and damages of RMB 100,000.
    • Advising ABB in bringing a private criminal prosecution against a counterfeit seller before the Wuhu Economic and Technological Development Area People’s Court, which found exporter Wuhu Teaton Electric Ltd. (Teaton) and its owner Zhang guilty of selling goods bearing counterfeit registered trademarks.
    • Advising Guangzhou Procter & Gamble Co., Ltd. in fending off the patent infringement suit initiated by the patentee, which claimed whopping damages as high as RMB 100 million before the Shanghai IP Court by having the patentee’s invention invalidated.

    Watson & Band

    Watson & Band's team, which includes both lawyers and agents, is equally strong in contentious and non-contentious work, and advises a number of well-known multinational companies from the tech and fashion sectors. The firm, which has an extensive office network covering most of China's major cities, is experienced in both trade mark and patent issues, assisting with licensing, filing and prosecution. Managing partner Jean Yang is one of the key team members, while Jianguo Huang focuses on patent litigation.

    Other key lawyers:

    Jean Yang; Jianguo Huang; Joe Liu; Xiaobo He; Cathy Wu; Hua Xiao; Yingcong Xu; Liming Zhang; Guohua Tang

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    Key clients

    Giorgio Armani

    World Center Association

    Epoch Company Limited

    General Electric Company

    Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

    Google LLC

    Baosteel Group, China Baowu Group

    Continental Automotive GmbH

    Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

    Shanghai Tobacco Group Co., Ltd.

    Work highlights

    • Advised Shanghai East Radio Co., Ltd. on the review of a trademark rejection.
    • Advised World Trade Center Association Inc. on the cross-class trademark enforcement action,
    • Advised YITU Tech on its patent navigation project concerning computer vision industry patents.

    Zhong Lun Law Firm

    Zhong Lun Law Firm is one of China's stand out firms in the field of intellectual property, housing a deep bench of experienced and specialised partners collectively capable of advising on all contentious and non contentious matters relating to all types of IP. As part of one of the regions largest corporate firms, the IP frequently assists with the IP elements of corporate and capital markets transactions; Helen Cheng recently assisted Ocumension Therapeutics with the licensing and IP protection elements of  its IPO in Hong Kong, Jimmy Huang, having founded the trademark practice in 2012, continues to assist domestic and international brands with a variety of issues. On the patents side, junior partner Jia Yuanyuan uses her background in science and engineering to represent clients in infringement proceedings.

    Other key lawyers:

    Jia Yuanyuan

    Testimonials

    ‘They deliver very high quality in their legal services. They truly understand the need to deliver their service in time and because of their expertise within the IPR field they are able to come up with suggestions for solutions that bring added value to the clients. ’

    ‘They are very competent within their field of expertise and we can always rely on getting advise in time. I highly recommend partner Jimmy Huang and his team of employees for IP litigation and Joyce Yan and her team for trademark prosecution work. ’

    ‘The team have a good proactive approach to solving problems.’

    ‘Jimmy Huang leads the trade mark team that we deal with. The team is well organised, and responds quickly, with good advice.’

    Key clients

    Roxtec AB

    Microsoft Mobile Alliance Internet Services Co., Ltd.

    Evernote Corporation

    Tsinghua University

    Yulong Computer Communication Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

    Ocumension Therapeutics

    A high-tech domestic company in the IC industry

    Shenzhen Quanran Clothing Ltd.

    Eli Lilly & ICOS

    Shanghai Railway Bureau

    Jiangsu Favored Nanotechnology Co., Ltd.

    O2Micro International Limited

    Schunk Sonosystems GmbH

    Anhui Xinhua Technology Development Co., Ltd.

    Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH

    Sogou Technology Development Co., Ltd.

    Beijing Sogou Information Service Co., Ltd.

    Netgear (Beijing) Net Technology Co., LTD

    Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen Xinhao Photoelectric Technology Co., LTD.

    Dongguan Jingbo Optoelectronic Co., LTD

    Ningbo Mizhihe I&E Co., Ltd.

    Ameziel, Inc.

    Shuangma Plastic Co Ltd

    Organic Waste System

    WeiChai Lovol Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.

    WISDRI Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited

    Beijing Ruihuaying Technology Development Co., Ltd

    Huazhong University of Science and Technology

    Beijing Shengshi Huicai Education Technology Co., Ltd.

    WISDRI CCTEC Engineering Co., Ltd.

    M (China) Co., Ltd.

    Daimler AG

    Live Nation Worldwide, Inc./ Insomniac Holdings, LLC

    JIM BEAM BRANDS CO./ BEAM SUNTORY UK LIMITED

    Firmenich SA

    SUPER BOCK GROUP, SGPS, S.A.

    AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

    ASOS PLC

    SLOAN VALVE COMPANY

    Amazon Connect Technology Services (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

    Treasury Wine Estates Limited/Treasury Wine Estates (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

    VINCE, LLC

    Ping An Health Cloud Company Limited

    Chongqing Jingxiaobai Liquor Co., Ltd

    Materialise N.V.

    PTW Radiation Measurement Instrument (Beijing) Co. Ltd.

    Pearson China

    Sean John Hong Kong Co., Limited

    Pfizer Investment Co., Ltd.

    William Grant & Sons Limited

    Moose International Inc.

    SHOPIFY INC.

    Danaher Corporation

    Tencent Holdings Ltd.

    DELVAUX DESIGN COORDINATION & FINANCE

    Margarete Steiff GmbH

    HANDI-CRAFT COMPANY

    CLUB MED

    GREEN SPROUTS, INC.

    LES PUBLICATIONS CONDE NAST S.A.

    RAIN BIRD CORPORATION

    Viz Branz Pte Ltd

    WILTON INDUSTRIES, INC.

    GRIFFITH FOODS INTERNATIONAL INC.

    Tagetik Software S.r.l.

    Pipe China

    Rosneft Oil Company

    THOM BROWNE JAPAN, INC.

    The a2 Milk Company Limited

    PizzaExpress Limited

    Align Technology, Inc.

    BISSELL Homecare, Inc.

    Qiaodan Sports Co., Ltd

    TRATON GROUP

    Jiangsu Like Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd

    China Resources Double-Crane Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd

    Beijing Zhongke Wenge Technology Co., Ltd

    Lepu Biological Technology Co., Ltd

    Bing Creation Co., Ltd

    Beijing Calorie Technology Co., Ltd

    Shandong Institute of Industrial Technology

    Hefei Lexin Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd

    Chengdu Guotie Refined Equipment Co., Ltd.

    Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd

    Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

    China Tobacco Jiangsu Industrial Co., Ltd

    China Tobacco Hubei Industrial Corporation Limited

    Ao Rui Jin Packaging Co., Ltd (Org Technology)

    Leador Spatial Information Technology Corporation

    Intel (China) Co., Ltd.

    Ankon Technologies (Wuhan) Co., Ltd.

    Beijing XiaoJu Technology Co., Ltd.

    Shaoxing Baisheng Cultural and Educational Products Co., Ltd.

    Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co KG Viessmann Heating Technology Beijing Co., Ltd.

    China National Offshore Oil Corporation

    China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Limited

    State Development & Investment Corporation

    The People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China Limited

    China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

    Ping An Group

    Zhongrong International Trust Co. Ltd.

    Beijing Qiyi Century Science and Technology Co., Ltd.

    Beijing SOHU New Era Information Technology Co., Ltd.

    Beijing Sogou Technology Development Co., Ltd.

    Beijing Mewe Media Co., Ltd.

    Cainiao Network Technology Co., Ltd

    Renrendai Business Consultant (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

    Shenzhen Meixixi Catering Management Co., Ltd.

    VIPKID

    Power Dekor Group Co., Ltd.

    Chongqing Jingxiaobai Liquor Co., Ltd.

    Toyota Motor China Investment Co., Ltd.

    RedBull China

    Sichuan Airlines Group Co., Ltd.

    Bloomage Biotechnology Corporation Limited

    Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd.

    Bank of China

    China National Aviation Fuel Group Limited

    CCB Wealth Management Co., Ltd.

    Chinaso.com

    Motorola Solutions Inc.

    C3Nano Inc.

    Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

    SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing

    China General Technology (Group) Holding Co Ltd

    AMOSENSE Co. Ltd

    AC Propulsion Inc.

    Beijing General Research Institute of Mining &Metallurgy

    China Minmetals Corporation

    Cortina N.V.

    Grace Laser Technology Co., Ltd.

    Loeb & Loeb LLP

    Deli Group Co., Ltd.

     

    Work highlights

    • Represented Roxtec AB in a trademark infringement case.
    • Represented Ocumension Therapeutics in its IPO in Hong Kong, including conducting legal due diligence and providing legal advice on matters such as in-license of drug R&D projects, IP protection of self-developed products, drug registration routes.
    • Advised Sogou on a series of patent litigations against Baidu.