Location: Expertise / Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property

Our IP Practice covers contentious and non-contentious legal service across a broad spectrum of IP types, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, domain name, e-commerce, plant variety protection, unfair competition, and IP related anti-trust, etc. Our IP practice areas include IP due diligence, strategic consultancy and planning for IP protection, IP early warning, IP litigation, IP arbitration, IP transactions, IP financing and pledge, brand protection & anti-counterfeiting strategy, IP protection concerning technology import and export, etc.

IP Contentious

We have a specialised intellectual property (IP) legal service team in the field, formed by a number of outstanding domestic lawyers with leading competitive advantages. We can provide our clients with comprehensive and cross-jurisdictional domestic and international IP comprehensive legal services, and effectively protect their transnational IP interests to the maximum. Our clients throughout the world rely on us to effectively and efficiently establish, enforce and challenge IP rights in China. We represented them as plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits involving patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, domain name disputes, plant variety protection and IP-related antitrust violations. Our IP litigation and arbitration lawyers litigate various kinds of IP claims in different levels of courts and arbitration centers throughout the country. Our well recognized IP lawyers with international backgrounds have tried some of the most complicated IP cases, and a couple of our representative cases, and a couple of our representative cases were recognized by Chinese courts as top 10 exemplary cases. In lawsuits involving the top three highest sought award of damages in all IP litigation cases in China, our team is currently representing two of them.

 

We also provide U.S. IP legal related services to Chinese companies. Our professional lawyers are qualified to practice law in China and the United States at the same time. With rich practical experience, we deal with complex cross-border legal disputes of Chinese enterprises and responding to US intellectual property lawsuits and 337 investigations.
 

In the IP litigation and arbitration business filed, our services cover:

  • copyright infringement
  • patent infringement
  • trademark infringement
  • trade secret misappropriation
  • cybersquatting
  • unfair competition
  • anti-counterfeiting and administrative rights protection
  • IP-related anti-trust
  • invalid patent (and relevant administrative lawsuits)
  • trademark objection, invalidation cancellation (and related administrative lawsuits)
  • IP license and assignment disputes
  • IP-related international and domestic arbitration

Awards & Ranking

  • 2022, Recommended firm in Intellectual Property: Litigation, Chambers and Partners Greater China Region
  • 2018-2021, Recommended firm in Intellectual Property: Litigation, Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific
  • 2017-2022, Recommended firm in Intellectual Property, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • 2011-2014, Recommended firm in Intellectual Property, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • 2004-2010, nominated in Recommended firm in IP, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • 2016-2022 Recommended firm in Intellectual property, Asialaw Profiles
  • 2020, Deal of the Year for T.C. Pharmaceutical Industries and Rouy Chai International Group trademarket disputes, China Business Law Journal
  • 2021, nominated in Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year: The Coastal Areas - Non-local, Asian Legal Business
  • 2014-2016, 2018-2020, nominated for several times in IP Law Firm of the Year – China, Asian Legal Business
  • 2016-2022, Recommended firm in Intellectual Property: Litigation, LEGALBAND
  • 2021-2022, Beijing - China Leading Firm: Intellectual property (Benchmark Litigation China List), Benchmark Litigation
  • 2020-2022, China Leading Firm: Intellectual property (Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution List), Benchmark Litigation
  • 2021, Top 25 China IP Domestic Law Firm, China Intellectual Property Forum
  • 2019, Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year TOP10, China Intellectual Property Forum
  • 2020-2021,  Top10 IP Agency – Overall Ranking, Top10 IP Agency - Civil Trademark
  • 2019-2020, Top10 Litigation Agency – Trademark Administration – Administrative dispute over the trademark invalidation between Reckitt Benckiser Health Care International Ltd., and CNIPA, Revocation of first instance administrative disputes between Beijing Junce Jiuzhou Technology Co., Ltd., and CNIPA, IPHOUSE, Zhichanli & IPRdaily
  • 2018-2019, Top10 IP Litigation Team, IPHOUSE, Zhichanli & IPRdaily
  • 2018-2019, Top10 IP Litigation Team – Patent, IPHOUSE, Zhichanli & IPRdaily
  • 2018-2019, Top10 IP Litigation Team – Copyright, IPHOUSE, Zhichanli & IPRdaily

Media's Evaluation

Global Law Office delivers a recognised practice handling a broad range of IP matters. Offers notable expertise in contentious work, covering patents, trade marks, copyrights and trade secrets. Also equipped to advise on IP transactions and licensing matters. Attracts clients from public and private sector industries including TMT, finance and retail.
——Chambers-Greater China Region 2022

 

Recognitions

One client says: "During Global Law Office’s representation, it has provided us with comprehensive legal opinions and litigation strategies in the judicial process in a very professional and effective manner, so has to protect our rights and interests to the greatest extent." Another client adds: "When providing legal service, they can provide real solutions that are commercially feasible for our company and our business. There are several US-China dual-qualified lawyers, and they can be very helpful in counselling cross-border legal matters."
——Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2021

 

According to clients, the team "provides comprehensive legal opinions and litigation strategies in the judicial process in a very professional and effective manner."
——Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2021

 

IP Non-contentious

In addition to our contentious IP experience, we also have significant experience in non-contentious IP matters, in which our clients turn to us for guidance through complex commercial transactions. We quickly and thoroughly understand why and how IP strategies can help our client serve their business objectives, and work closely with each of our client to shape an IP strategy that supports our clients' research, development, exploitation and marketing objectives. Thanks to our in-depth understanding of our clients' IP needs as well as our extensive IP experience in commercial deals, we have successfully represented both buyers and sellers on IP aspects of merger and acquisitions, and provided our clients with helpful assistance in other IP transactions. Our transactional IP Service includes planning, advising, negotiating and executing IP acquisition transactions for purchasers and sellers. In addition to the Transactional IP service, we also provide effective Strategic IP Planning Service that will prompt our clients' development, acquisition, maintenance and exploitation of their IP assets. Our clients are satisfied with our IP lawyers’ regular advice for clients on the commercialization of their IP assets through commercial deals, and believe that we are able to leverage our clients’ intellectual assets effectively.

 

In non-contentious IP, our IP team regularly provides our clients with legal service in the following areas in China:

  • general IP-related consultation
  • freedom to operate
  • IP due diligence and infringement assessment
  • anti-infringement and anti-counterfeiting strategies
  • strategic IP planning and mapping
  • IP portfolio management
  • IP licensing and assignment
  • IP service in M&A deals
  • trademark and patent customs recordable prosecution
  • trademark and patent customs protection;
  • copyright and computer software registration.

Recognitions

Awards & Rankings

  • 2021, Shortlisted to MIP Asia-Pacific Awards 2021 - Copyright & Design, Managing Intellectual Property
  • 2017, nominated in the MIP Awards 2017 for the China IP Transactional & Advisory Award, Managing Intellectual Property
  • 2016, nominated for 2016 China IP Transactional Work Award, Managing Intellectual Property
  • 2021, nominated in Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year: The Coastal Areas - Non-local, Asian Legal Business
  • 2017-2022, Recommended firm in Intellectual Property, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • 2011-2014, Recommended firm in Intellectual Property, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • 2004-2010, nominated in Recommended firm in IP, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • 2016-2022, Recommended firm in Intellectual property, Asialaw Profiles
  • 2014-2016, 2018-2020, nominated for several times in IP Law Firm of the Year – China, Asian Legal Business
  • 2022, China IP Law Firms: Trademarks and Copyrights (Tier 1), Asian Legal Business
  • 2016-2021, China IP Law Firms: Trademarks and Copyrights (Tier 2), Asian Legal Business
  • 2020-2022, China IP Law Firms: Patent (Tier 2), Asian Legal Business
  • 2017-2019, China IP Law Firms: Patent (Tier 3), Asian Legal Business
  • 2020-2022, Copyright - domestic firms, IP STARS
  • 2021-2022, IP transactions - domestic firms, IP STARS
  • 2017, 2019-2020, China Law Firm in Copyright, Managing Intellectual Property
  • 2016-2022, Recommended firm in Intellectual Property: Non-litigation, LEGALBAND
  • 2021-2022, Beijing - China Leading Firm: Intellectual property (Benchmark Litigation China List), Benchmark Litigation
  • 2020-2022, China Leading Firm: Intellectual property (Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution List), Benchmark Litigation
  • 2021, Top 25 China IP Domestic Law Firm, China Intellectual Property Forum
  • 2019, Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year TOP10, China Intellectual Property Forum