China Patent Agent Ltd

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The WTR 1000 focuses exclusively on trademark practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal trademark expertise.

Silver - Firms: prosecution and strategy

Established in 1984 as one of the three pioneering Chinese IP agencies, its Beijing-Hong Kong twin engines provide some of the most comprehensive IP offerings in Greater China. Supported by its offshore offices in New York, Tokyo and Munich, which act as an integrated platform for international mandates, the outfit easily wins tenders from brand owners across the globe. For the past 37 years, the trademark squad has developed a highly efficient in-house management system and crunched through an enormous amount of prosecution work – last year alone, CPA filed more than 9,700 national trademark applications. Being a part of this achievement, Beijing-based senior trademark attorney Yue Li is beloved among multinationals and takes good care of their trademark portfolios in China. IP veteran Justin Jiang has a superb command of trademark litigation and recently acted for Unifrax in an invalidation dispute with great success. With 15 years of experience as a trademark specialist, Nicole Yu covers the whole IP life cycle with dexterity. A foreign counsel gives her an effusive praise: “Nicole provides clear-cut and practical advice and has assisted in many successful decisions on behalf of the clients over the years. I have close dialogue with her, and I truly appreciate her great knowledge of Chinese trademark practice and the ease of sparring with her when assessing matters in China. Working with Nicole is like working with a close colleague, despite being in opposite parts of the world.”

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