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Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Catherine Zheng

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Work +852 2825 9617
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Deacons

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Partner

Career

Catherine specialises in China intellectual property protection strategy and contentious matters. A native Chinese speaker from Shanghai, Catherine studied law at Fudan University and then Chemistry and Law in Canada, qualified in Canada, New York and Hong Kong. She is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese as well as English. After spending 9 years in North America studying and practising in an IP firm in Ottawa, she joined Deacons in 2000. 

As head of the patents & designs group, she has extensive experience in all aspects of complex intellectual property litigation and enforcement work in China with a particular focus on patent validity and infringement issues. For the past 14 years, she has successfully represented a large number of local and international companies in litigation at all levels of the PRC courts and actions before the different levels of administrative bodies.  In particular, Catherine advises on complex patent litigation matters and has won high profile patent litigation cases in the Higher People’s Court of Guangdong Province and the Supreme Court of China.

Catherine is also deeply experienced in the protection of trade marks, copyright, trade secrets and confidential information and domain names, as well as IP portfolio management and IP-related commercial transactions, including the exploitation of IP rights, technology transfer issues, conducting due diligence and drafting documentation.   

Catherine’s expertise with both the Chinese and Western worlds of commerce and business lend her a singular advantage in cross-border matters. 

Languages

English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghainese

Member

Committee Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)

Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)  

Member of the Pharmaceutical Trade Marks Group (PTMG) 

Education

LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada (1998)

BSc (Hons in Chemistry), Dalhousie University, Canada (1995)

Law School of Fudan University, China (1991)


China: Intellectual property

Intellectual property: foreign firms

Within: Intellectual property: foreign firms

Deacons is singled out for its 'carefully tailor-made advice'. Its client roster features well-known brands in the consumer products, TMT, manufacturers, healthcare and life sciences, and food and beverages industries. Annie Tsoi heads the China IP practice from its Hong Kong office which includes Catherine Zheng who specialises in IP protection and patent litigation, and senior associate Ian Liu who has notable experience in handling patent litigation in the semiconductor and telecoms sectors. Recent instructions include advising on patent and trade mark licensing transactions and domain name disputes.

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