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Despite having been dealt a severe blow by the departures of Jerry Xia, Jing He and Steve Zhao, Anjie Law Firm maintains its IP offering through a compact team of IP professionals. Former judge Qinghui (Nick) Liu is a name for the address book.
AnJie Law Firm is a leading Chinese law firm providing full services to both international and domestic clients, including Fortune 500 companies, large state-owned enterprises, financial institutions, as well as leading private companies. Since its establishment, AnJie has been growing rapidly and currently has more than 300 professionals.
The firm’s lawyers are well-regarded experts in their professional fields. Their deep understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape and practical experience means that they can handle high-stakes cases in the Chinese courts. AnJie’s lawyers are often consulted by regulators on leading legal and policy issues, and have built strong relationships with government agencies; the firm’s partners have worked in leading international and domestic law firms, and many are qualified to practise both in China and abroad.
AnJie’s lawyers frequently speak at major international legal and business conferences and actively contribute to well-known legal and academic journals. They also regularly lecture at prominent educational institutions and are retained as adjunct professors, graduate supervisors and fellow researchers.
Intellectual property is one of the firm’s leading practices. AnJie’s IP partners hold law degrees (LLMs and JDs) from universities in China, Europe and the United States, and have a background in engineering and science. They have rich experience in the various fields of intellectual property, including trademarks, copyright, patents, technical secrets, domain names and designations of origin. In addition, they enjoy a good relationship with the Chinese courts, the Copyright Protection Centre, the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board and the State Intellectual Property Office.
AnJie has an impressive track record in resolving IP disputes. Representing both claimants and defendants, it protects the rights and interests of its customers through litigation, arbitration and negotiation. AnJie guides and helps clients establish and improve their intangible assets by providing copyright, trademark and patent application services. The firm also provides technology transactions, including cross-border IP trade (transfer, licensing, package buy-out), cross-licensing, joint ventures, cooperative institutions, project cooperation and so on to help customers first establish and then expand their market share through their IP rights. AnJie also provides clients with a variety of counselling services, including policy advice, IP acquisition and protection strategy consulting – continually expanding its IP practice to support its clients.
The patent team increasingly becomes the top choice for high-stakes patent litigation, for both international and domestic companies. The team’s members boast an exceptional track record, including securing preliminary injunctions for international pharmaceutical and chemical industry clients, and obtaining successful settlement for complex cross-border litigations. The firm’s attorneys have advanced technical degrees in fields such as wireless communication, engineering, chemistry, physics and computers. They have prosecuted numerous patent applications in various technology fields in China and the United States.
The team members have years of experience representing leading international and domestic companies in handling clearance searches, trademark applications and commercial brand agreements. They also assist clients in enforcing and defending their rights through cease-and-desist activities, trademark oppositions and cancellation proceedings, anti-counterfeiting actions, customs claims, and civil and criminal litigation.
AnJie’s attorneys have handled some of the highest-profile cases relating to copyright recordation, licensing, enforcement and dispute resolution. The firm’s experience spans a wide range of industries, including computer software, entertainment and media.
China has made steady improvement in trade secret protection, even though this remains at the centre of numerous trade disputes. The firm has developed best practice in enforcing trade secrets and has valuable, first-hand experience in criminal and civil enforcement in this area.