CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

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One of the very first licensed IP firms in China, CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office continues to be the definitive prosecution powerhouse and a trustworthy IP steward among multinational entities. With 322 patent and trademark attorneys, it boasts the largest outfit of its kind in Beijing and offers all-round trademark services, delivered with the utmost efficiency and accuracy. An exemplar of this is senior trademark attorney Gang Hu, who specialises in both litigation and the settlement of difficult and complex trademark cases. Working alongside him on the trademark front are Aimin Huo and Yuncheng Li. Huo’s practice spans trademark prosecution and litigation, anti-unfair competition and IP infringement investigation. Since joining CCPIT in 1994, Li primarily focuses on trademark prosecution and has become a dependable partner to international players when it comes to brand protection in China.

Firm Profile

CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office is the oldest and one of the largest full-service IP law firms in China. Our firm has 322 patent and trademark attorneys, of whom 93 are attorneys at law. We provide consultation, prosecution, mediation, administrative enforcement and litigation services relating to patents, trademarks, copyright, domain names, trade secrets, trade dress, unfair competition and other IP-related matters. With headquarters in Beijing, we also have branch offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Madrid, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai.

Our mission is to provide clients with high-quality, efficient, reliable and cost-effective tailored services. We continually strive to improve the reliability and flexibility of our portfolio management system and the effectiveness of our quality control mechanisms. We appoint teams of professionals with complementary expertise and organise brainstorming discussions when necessary. Our professionals are encouraged to be both proactive and creative, provide commentary and guidance and create value-added solutions for our clients.

Our clients represent every sector of industry and commerce, from start-up businesses to multinational giants. Through decades of practice, we have successfully obtained hundreds of thousands of patents and trademark registrations and enforced thousands of patents and trademarks for our clients. With extensive legal and technological expertise, we are in a position to satisfy the demands of our clients in all aspects of IP protection.

Our professionals are required to undertake continuous professional training and education to keep pace with the development of rapidly changing laws and technologies. We organise in-house academic and experience-sharing activities on a regular basis and send our professionals to attend training programmes or pursue further education in law. Some of our attorneys are active speakers and participants at IP-related conferences and seminars.

Our history goes back to January 1957, when a trademark agency was established within the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) – a non-governmental trade promotion organisation – to represent foreign companies before the Chinese authorities. The agency was the sole trademark agency in China until the mid-1980s. A patent agency was set up by CCPIT in the early 1980s, when China began to establish its patent system. The patent agency was authorised as the first Chinese IP law firm to have cross-border representation. In 1993 the two agencies merged to form the CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

Our reputation for professionalism is widely recognised among peers and clients, both domestically and internationally. Since 1999 we have been ranked among the top Chinese IP law firms in the annual surveys conducted by Managing Intellectual Property and have been nominated time and again as a leading Chinese IP firm by publications and organisations such as Asia Law & Practice, Asia Legal Business, IAM and Chambers and Partners.

Areas of practice

Patents

  • Pre-filing consultation
  • Patent prosecution and re-examination
  • Patent administrative litigation
  • Patent search and analysis
  • Patent invalidation
  • Patent infringement search and analysis
  • Administrative and judicial enforcement
  • Patent licensing and technology transfer
  • Annuities payment
  • Patent and non-patent document search and surveillance

Trademarks

  • Trademark registration consultation
  • Trademark application and review
  • Trademark administrative litigation
  • Disputes concerning trademark registration and use
  • Trademark opposition and invalidation
  • Trademark licensing, transfer and contract drafting
  • Trademark renewal
  • Due diligence investigation
  • Trademark search and surveillance
  • Administrative and judicial enforcement

Others

  • Copyright and computer software registration
  • Domain name registration and dispute resolution
  • Integrated circuit layout design registration
  • Recordation of intellectual property with Customs
  • Consultation and litigation on trade secrets and unfair competition
  • IP financing and transactions

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