Ferrante Intellectual Property
Ferrante IP provides high-quality legal services to corporations and individuals in China. Ferrante IP is an award-winning boutique firm that has been recognised as a leading Chinese IP firm by various publications in the field. The firm provides comprehensive legal services on all aspects of IP rights, consumer protection, anti-counterfeiting, and e-commerce throughout Greater China and Southeast Asia.
Ferrante IP is strategically located in China with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong with over 40 attorneys. Its partners, associates and IP specialists are from many different nationalities and have graduated from prestigious Chinese and foreign universities with master’s degrees in law, science and technology. Most of the attorneys received IP law practice training in China and other jurisdictions such as Europe, the United States and Latin America. At Ferrante IP, we communicate in your language; Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese are fluently spoken. Ferrante IP’s multicultural environment and its vast array of skills blended with a vanguard knowledge of intellectual property make the firm a captivating option for foreign companies.
Ferrante IP’s services are unique, thanks to the firm’s philosophy to provide clients with unsurpassed legal advice through a thorough understanding of clients’ expectations, needs, and budgets. The firm offers first-class IP strategic programmes to ensure a safe place in the market for its clients while the legal team delivers brilliant creative thinking and devises tailored solutions. Furthermore, Ferrante IP holds strong connections with high-level foreign and Chinese authorities; at times, these connections play a key role in supporting some of its positions before various authorities.
The firm has established a premier reputation in the legal market and thus gained significant credibility. As a result, in the past year Ferrante partnered with a company listed in the Fortune magazine Banco Santander to provide legal assistance and protection of IP assets to Banco Santander’s clients. According to founding partner Michele Ferrante, founding partner of Ferrante IP, doing business in China can be challenging for small and medium-sized enterprises, and Ferrante IP is present to help them every step of the way.
Ferrante IP has also turned its attention to diffusing its knowledge of IP law in China through new channels such as Il Sole 24 ORE – the most influential economic newspaper in Italy. Through Il Sole 24 ORE Business School postgraduate programmes, Mr Ferrante has become a lecturer; for two years in a row he has lectured on the Chinese legal landscape to provide a broader picture of this emerging market.
Areas of expertise
Ferrante IP’s key areas of expertise include:
- registration and enforcement of trademarks, patents, and copyrights;
- e-commerce law compliance and legal actions;
- licensing and franchising;
- civil, criminal, and administrative lawsuits;
- anti-counterfeiting programmes and tailor-made strategies;
- market monitoring programmes;
- investigation and raid actions;
- People’s Republic of China customs recordation of IP rights, customs seizures, and customs training for officials;
- online enforcement actions;
- registration and recovery of domain names;
- product liability and consumer protection;
- advertising law, compliance, and legal actions; and
- commercial arbitration.
Awards and recognitions
Ferrante IP has been recognised as the “Best Chinese IP Firm” for two years in a row by the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards; the WTR 1000 also recognised the firm as a leading IP law firm in China in addition to recognising Mr Ferrante as a top-notch trademark practitioner in its 2018 edition. Lastly, the Worldwide Business Review honoured the firm with the award of “IP Law Firm of the Year – China” in 2018. These significant achievements are the results of many years of commitment, hard work, determination, and high-quality services to our clients.
Ferrante IP offers personalised, proactive and preventive legal strategies to exceed its clients’ expectations. The firm and its partners comprise the most innovative and unique business to lead the way in the IP field in China.
Ferrante Intellectual Property
Tian Yuan Gang Centre
Dongsanhuan North Road
- Hong Kong