Partner - Chang Tsi & Partners
Spring Chang is a founder and partner of Chang Tsi & Partners. Based in the Beijing office, she has helped the firm to grow into a leading Chinese IP and full-service law firm, with offices in Shanghai and Guangzhou. Ms Chang has earned an international reputation for creativity and efficiency during more than two decades of experience as an attorney assisting international clients in China, as well as Chinese clients abroad. She focuses on all aspects of IP rights, including applications and protection of trademarks, patents, copyrights and domain names.
Ms Chang has advised and represented leading multinational corporations from various sectors in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Clients include major electronics, consumer products, financial, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, apparel and jewellery companies. Her successful representation of Air China was recognised as one of the "Ten Most Influential Trademark Events of 2009-2010" at the 2011 China Annual Trademark Meeting. For years, she has received high ratings from, among others, Who's Who Legal, Managing Intellectual Property, Chambers and Partners and Asia Law & Practice.
Ms Chang has been active for years in many local and international IP organisations, including the Intellectual Property Committee of the Beijing Lawyers Association, the International Trademark Association and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property. She is regularly invited to chair international roundtables and deliver professional speeches introducing China's IP laws and practice. She has also authored many articles in both Chinese and international journals.
Prior to founding Chang Tsi & Partners, Ms Chang was a visiting attorney at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu in the United States and an attorney for the patent and trademark firm of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and served as counsel at the General Office of the State Planning Committee in Beijing. She received an LLM from the China University of Political Science and Law, and an LLB from Liaoning University. Ms Chang has been qualified to practise law in China since 1992.