NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys

NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys, established in 1987 under the name NTD Patent and Trademark Agency Limited, was one of the first four Chinese law firms to provide legal services in the area of intellectual property for both international and domestic clients. Over years of development, NTD has grown into one of the leading IP law firms in China, with its offices in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and liaison offices in Princeton (New Jersey), Mountain View (Silicon Valley), Tokyo and Munich.

Our services

We are a full-service IP law firm that can meet all of our clients’ diverse needs in the field of intellectual property. Our services include patent prosecution and invalidation; trademark registration, oppositions and cancellations; copyright and domain name registration; anti-counterfeiting investigations; administrative raid actions; IP litigation; customs protection; IP searches and analysis; watch services; IP consultation; IP licensing and assignment; and contract dispute arbitration.

Besides English, we also provide services in Japanese, German and French. In order to meet the increasing needs of our clients, we have set up specialist teams for Japan and Germany. Both teams accommodate people with various technical backgrounds, most of whom have had an educational background or professional experience in Japan or Germany.

Our people

We have over 500 staff members, including 54 lawyers, 158 patent attorneys and 38 trademark attorneys.

Our patent attorneys have technical backgrounds covering a broad range of fields, including computer science, networks, telecommunications, electrical engineering, semiconductors, optics, mechanical engineering, automotive technology, machinery, material science, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals and chemistry. Our attorneys at law – many of whom have strong technical backgrounds and experience in patent or trademark prosecution – can help our clients to formulate their IP strategies. Our trademark attorneys, who have years of accumulated expertise and experience, are competent in services ranging from trademark registration to resolution of trademark disputes.

We rely on our people as the cornerstone of our development. With high concern for the continued education and wellbeing of our staff, we keep pace with the latest developments in law and technology and devote ourselves to our daily work wholeheartedly and energetically.

Our philosophy

Our goal is to be a reliable service provider in the area of IP law, enabling clients to handle their IP affairs in China efficiently and simply, while at the same time maximising their legal interests at reasonable prices.

Commitment to the public

NTD is committed to public services and members are actively involved in various public service activities. We have made donations to help people affected by serious disasters internationally. Legal services are provided free of charge to some institutes, the disabled, students and certain other individuals.


NTD provides services to leading companies in a variety of industries worldwide and has received wide recognition among clients.

NTD’s lawyers include a council member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property China Group, a standing council member of the All-China Patent Attorneys Association, the vice chair of the China Trademark Association and the vice chair of the Licensing Executives Society China.

Awards and honours

  • Gold tier firm in Trademark Prosecution and Strategy by WTR 1000 2019
  • Gold tier firm in Trademark Prosecution and Strategy by WTR 1000 2018
  • Highly recommended firm for Chinese patent prosecution by IAM Patent 1000 2018
  • Tier 2 in trademark prosecution and patent prosecution by Managing Intellectual Property in 2018
  • Band 2 in non-litigation area in China by Chambers & Partners Asia-Pacific in 2018
  • Tier 2 IP law firm by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018

Contact details

NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys
10th Floor
Tower C
Beijing Global Trade Center
36 North Third Ring Road East
Dongcheng District
Beijing 100013

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Hong Kong
  • Mountain View
  • Munich
  • Princeton
  • Shanghai
  • Tokyo

Sample client list

  • Bayer
  • DuPont
  • InterContinental
  • Swatch
  • Wrigley

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