IP Disputes & Enforcement

IP Disputes & Enforcement - China

We bring local knowledge and practical experience to IP disputes and enforcement

Our law firm offers a global, market-leading, full service intellectual property (IP) disputes and enforcement practice. Our integrated capabilities have seen us named one of the "Outstanding IP Litigation Teams in China" at the 4th China IP Annual Forum and the 2014 Annual Conference of In-house IP Managers.

This means we provide you with a seamless intellectual property protection service. Our lawyers cover everything from the judicial review of administrative decisions for the conferring of patents and trademarks to civil litigation concerning disputes over patents, trademarks, copyrights (including software), domain names, and trade secrets. Our approach enables us to work with you to develop, protect and maximise your intellectual property portfolio.

At the cutting edge of IP disputes

We have extensive IP disputes experience, acting in many of the cutting-edge actions of recent years (and enjoying considerable success in the process). Despite these successes, we always encourage early and quick resolution. But where resolution is not possible, we have the experience needed to pursue claims through to their conclusion – whether at first instance or in appeal courts.

Our intellectual property litigation lawyers have successfully represented international clients in numerous trials and arbitration cases. The Supreme People’s Court of China has selected many of our IP litigation cases as “Annual Representative IP Cases”.

Most of our clients in IP disputes are confidential, but some we are able to list include: Wang Laoji, Hitachi NGK Ltd, Trussardi, TOD’S, Alexander McQueen, Ferragamo, Gucci, Tonino Lamborghini, Bose, Kenwood, Ernest Borel, John Deere, Microsoft, Bulgari, Alstom, BP, Soufun, RFMD, SINOSURE, Mingfai, MSN, Dabeinong, and Hongdou.

Our experience includes:

  • Anti-piracy
  • Civil litigation for intellectual property disputes (trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, and unfair competition)
  • Pursuing reviews of administrative decisions (patent and trademark)
  • Domain name disputes
  • Customs protection of intellectual property rights.

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We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

Final trial of the first-ever civil case involving the infringement against well-known trademark by registered trademark on identical or similar goods

20 December 2017

In severe infringement cases, an action may even be brought by the IP owner in the criminal court.

11 August 2017

This case is exemplary in terms of how the Court calculated damages.

26 April 2017

In China, the judicial protection of well-known trademarks is now approaching the real legislative intention.

26 April 2017