China and SARs - China: Domestic Chang Tsi & Partners

Since 2002, Chang Tsi & Partners has been guiding multinational companies with its expertise in Chinese law and business. Headquartered in Beijing, with branches in finance capital Shanghai, trade capital Guangzhou, Hong Kong and two liaison partners in the United States, the firm has over 260 employees, with 160 lawyers based at its Beijing office.

The guiding principle of Chang Tsi & Partners is to secure clients’ rights in a changing China. The firm is proud to deliver tailored, relevant, creative and value-added solutions. It has received numerous accolades from Chinese and foreign clients, including Fortune 500 companies. Clients have described Chang Tsi & Partners as “[operating] at the highest level of sophistication, creativity, and resourcefulness” and “efficient, thorough and practical”. A client notes: “They are the most consistent firm I’ve worked with in terms of accuracy in legal advice, turnaround time, practicality and partnership.”

Chang Tsi & Partners has been:

  • ranked as a leading firm by Chambers Asia Pacific (consecutive years);
  • named as a top trademark and patent firm by Managing Intellectual Property (consecutive years);
  • awarded the Silver Award for trademark prosecution and enforcement by the WTR 1000;
  • named a recommended patent law firm in China by the IAM Patent 1000;
  • awarded the Best China IP Firm Silver Award by Leader’s League (consecutive years);
  • awarded the Best Intellectual Property Firm in China by China Business Law Journal;
  • named a Top 10 Trademark Firm in China by Asia IP; and
  • nominated one of the best IP firms in China by Asian Legal Business.

Founding partner Spring Chang was recognised by Chambers Asia Pacific as a Band 1 IP lawyer in China and by Who’s Who Legal and the American Bar Association Section of International Law as a world-leading trademark lawyer. Simon Tsi has been ranked as one of the top 15 litigators and top 15 IP lawyers by Asian Legal Business. Kenneth Ng and Emma Ma are listed as outstanding trademark lawyers by Who’s Who Legal and the American Bar Association Section of International Law. Founding partners Ms Chang and Mr Tsi, along with partners Kenneth Ng and David Lee, are recognised by Asialaw Profiles as leading lawyers in Asia.

Areas of practice

Chang Tsi & Partners is a full-service law firm with a strong reputation in intellectual property and litigation. Its core service covers the enforcement and protection of every type of intellectual property, including trademarks, trade names, domain names, copyrights, patents and trade secrets. It also has a growing department which handles M&A, litigation and arbitration, foreign investment, construction and real estate, financing and banking, labour law, anti-dumping and commercial investigation.

Seasoned IP and corporate lawyer Mr Tsi vigorously fights the corner of big-name brands. Recent successes include a crucial win for Johnson & Johnson in defence of its ONETOUCH mark and a Supreme People’s Court victory for Mondelez International. As a “go-to lawyer for prominent transnational companies”, the “exceptionally good” Ms Chang is a wise strategist who adeptly handles registrations and oppositions for Tiffany & Co, Deckers and Johnson & Johnson, among others.

Languages

English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese

Membership

The firm is a member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the International Trademark Association, the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals, MARQUES, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the European Communities Trademark Association.

Contact details

Chang Tsi & Partners
6-8th Floor Tower A Hundred Island Park
Bei Zhan Bei Jie Street Xicheng District
Beijing 100044
China

E: info@changtsi.com
T: +86 10 8836 9999
F: +86 10 8836 9996
W: www.changtsi.com

Professional contacts

Louisa Cheng, Marketing manager
E: marketing@changtsi.com

Other offices

Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen

Sample client list

  • 3M
  • Adecco
  • Agriculture Bank of China
  • Air China
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • China Grand Enterprises
  • China Railway
  • Citibank
  • Coach
  • Formula One
  • Guiness World Records
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • LinkedIn
  • Michael Kors
  • Midea Group
  • Mondelez
  • Netflix
  • Newell Brands
  • Professional Golfers’ Association of America
  • Tiffany & Co
  • Twitter

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