Firm Profile > AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office > Beijing, China

AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office
Golden Towers, Tower B, 21st Fl.
38 Xueqing Road
Haidian District
Beijing 100083

Intellectual property: PRC firms

AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office has a strong non-contentious offering that handle various issues relating to patents, trade marks and copyrights. Key areas of work include filling, prosecutions and registrations. Founding partner Xia Zheng heads the practice. Hong Long is very experienced in patent prosecution and Jingjing Wu is a key contact in the firm's trade mark team.

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AFD is a solid and reliable partner for patent prosecution. I trust their judgment and appreciate their guidance on each particular case.’

Consistent standard. Specialist attorneys. Efficient and responsive. Good uniformity of standards and service compared to other firms. Able to think laterally and meet client needs.’

Key clients


Coca Cola

Archer Daniels Midland


Intellectual Ventures


Subaru Corporation

Beijing New Building Material (Group)

Raisecom Technology

BOE Technology Group

AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office offers a comprehensive range of intellectual property services in China to individuals and to corporate clients all over the world, which include but not limited to patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names, new plant varieties, trade secrets, anti-unfair competitions, and other IP-related legal matters.

The firm works on a board spectrum of technical areas, and have a lot experience towards cutting-edge technologies such as big data and block-chain, the Internet of Things, machine learning, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, and many others, as well as on serving big clients in the industry of fast consumption products, life sciences, mechanics and energies.

AFD China is one of the biggest filers in China in terms of numbers of domestic and overseas patent filings. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) revealed in its 2018 PCT annual review that we are the external representative appointed in the largest number of PCT applications in the world. It works with 200 foreign associate firms and help clients file and prosecute IP applications in over 40 countries/regions. Its experience of working on cases of various jurisdictions provides better understanding of the subtle nuances among different legal systems and leads to sophisticated approaches to deal with various situations. Because of the outstanding performance, it has been recognized by the Capital Intellectual Property Service Association as a patent firm with strong international IP service abilities.

The firm has over 150 IP practitioners and over 50 supporting staff in the firm, including a team of patent litigation attorneys and lawyers of our litigation arm BHTD Law. Our professional team consists of senior R&D people, former examiners, former in-house counsels, PhDs, and foreign-country returnees. Its counsel team includes former heads and senior examiners, law experts, technology experts, and mediation professionals.

The firm also has a good tracking record of client satisfaction. Some comments collected from its clients are “the team’s working philosophy is praiseworthy; it really operates in the best spirit of the law, rather than advising clients to sidestep regulations based on technicalities.” “[d]elivering a premium service promptly and for a reasonable cost, the firm’s strong suit lies in its creativity.” and “[s]hrewd arguments in administrative contentious proceedings give the firm an edge.”

AFD China is a standing director firm of the Beijing Patent Attorneys Association and a director firm of the Capital Intellectual Property Service Association. It has been accredited an AAAAA-level (top tier) patent firm by the Beijing Patent Attorneys Association. Its good performance helped it won the title of Outstanding Patent Agency several times and assisted its clients won many prizes of the China Patent Awards. One of its patent litigation cases was selected as exemplary case by Beijing Higher People’s Court. On trademark practice, it is a Council Member firm of the China Trademark Association and assists clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Xia Zheng
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Xia Zheng  photo Mrs Xia Zheng President
Number of attorneys : 95
Number of engineers : 41
Number of case coordinators : 60

CLIENT: John Bostrom, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: H.O. Bostrom Company
TESTIMONIAL: Over the past years, AFD China has provided excellent services, providing the IP legal filings during our growth of markets in China. Their legal team has continued to support our applications with the timely filing notices to continue every action for successful completion. We have a high respect for the legal opinions their team provide that allow us to make informed decisions.

CLIENT: Dr. César García Plumed, Patent Liaison
TESTIMONIAL: I only have positive comments about AFD China’s services for Lipotec. Particularly, I am very pleased for the feedback provided to me to response Office Actions in China and for the adaptability with all our requirements and changes.

CLIENT: Nicole Czienskowski, Patent Administrator
COMPANY/FIRM:  Schindler Group
TESTIMONIAL: Working with AFD China is great and I do not find any point for criticizing or where I could recommend to do it better. The reason why their clients are satisfied with AFD China and the work that AFD China does is to be seen every day in their letters: clear, quick, understandable.

CLIENT: Mark Hickey, Director of Trade Marks
COMPANY/FIRM: Murgitroyd & Company
TESTIMONIAL: We have had the pleasure of working with Xia Zheng and AFD China for in excess of ten years. We have always found their advice to be of the highest standard. Our enquiries are dealt with very promptly and the team at AFD China always appreciate both the legal and commercial priorities underlining our client’s objectives for the Chinese market. We have no hesitation in recommending their services.

CLIENT: Ed Andrews, President
COMPANY/FIRM: New Era Research
TESTIMONIAL: I wanted to compliment Xia Zheng and AFD China on the excellent handling of my Chinese Patent Application. The thorough responses and detailed explanations throughout the prosecution process were very informative and helpful. The knowledge of the Chinese Process and the understanding and recommendations on this case certainly were instrumental in it’s final approval. I would be pleased to have AFD China handle any matters or further dealings on my behalf in China.

CLIENT: Intellectual Property Department
COMPANY/FIRM: Beijing New Building Material (Group) Co., Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: People at AFD China work with conscientious and responsible attitude and provide most suitable solutions to our IP needs and requirements. The works they provide are always handled in a rigorous manner; the outcomes are of high quality and efficiency. The IP attorneys are highly professional and very knowledgeable legal- and technical-wise. They showcase strong ability in IP digging, planning, prosecuting, analysing, and guiding our inventors in divergent and creative thinking. The staffs are nice and polite, never ignore us or prevaricate.  In addition, we are particularly impressed by what they can achieve in those urgent and stressed situations.

AFD China Continued Receiving Positive Feedbacks in the 2020 Client Satisfaction Survey

In June 2020, AFD China Intellectual Property launched this year’s client satisfaction survey and got 94 out of 100 points for the overall satisfaction.

AFD China Selected into the Directory of Beijing IP Firms with Strong International IP Service Abili

At the China International Services Trade Fair held in September 2020, the Capital Intellectual Property Service Association released a directory of Beijing IP firms with strong international IP service abilities, into which AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office was selected.

AFD China Moved to a New Address

On September 27, 2020, AFD China has moved its business location to a new address: Golden Towers, Tower B, 21st Floor, 38 Xueqing Road, Haidian Disctrict, Beijing.