CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

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One of the first IP firms established in China, CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office also lays claim to being among the largest, with 294 patent and trademark attorneys who provide comprehensive trademark services delivered through high-quality work at reasonable and competitive rates. Chinese clients cannot help but sing their praises. “Professional and responsible, the trademark team actively supports our business, with careful analysis of difficult cases to provide a detailed solution.” “They communicate clearly and professionally, writing in a way that is easy to understand and accurate. The firm is not just an IP agency that does its best to handle IP cases but it acts as a trustworthy IP steward, making clients feel at ease by considering problems from their perspective.” Gang Hu is a senior trademark practitioner, who specialises in both litigation and the settlement of difficult and complex trademark cases. He has successfully represented many internationally well-known companies in protecting their trademark interests and obtaining well-known trademark recognition. Aimin Huo and Yuncheng Li provide top-notch support for Hu on the trademark prosecution front.

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 294 patent and trademark attorneys, of whom 87 are attorneys at law. We provide consultation, prosecution, mediation, administrative enforcement and litigation services relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, 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, Munich, Madrid, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Our mission is to provide clients with high-quality, efficient, reliable and cost-effective tailored services. We strive continually 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, providing commentary and guidance and creating 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 organised 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 peer professionals 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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