Kangxin Partners PC

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At 460-strong, Kangxin Partners PC has intellectual property fully covered. As well as outposts in Japan, Europe and the United States, the firm has experts fluent in German, Japanese and Korean on hand to serve its largely foreign clientele. Managing partner Samson Gang Yu is a revered figure in the IP space. Heading the trademark department is Gloria Wu, a gold-rated trademark strategist who excels in assisting foreign brand owners protect their IP rights in China. She recently assisted Lamborghini and the Luxottica Group in trademark opposition matters.

Firm Profile

Kangxin Partners PC is a leading IP firm licensed by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (formerly the State Intellectual Property Office of China or SIPO) and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce.

Since its establishment in 1994, Kangxin has grown into a leader among IP law firms in China, with offices in Beijing, Xi’an, Germany, the United States and Japan. Kangxin’s client base includes domestic Chinese enterprises and international companies from around the world. Kangxin represents many different businesses, including start-ups, well-known domestic entities and Fortune 500 multinationals. Each year, Kangxin grows exponentially while remaining dedicated to providing exceptional IP services.

Kangxin’s professionals focus on the best interests of their clients – a business practice which sets the firm apart from other IP firms in China. The IP experts’ efforts have earned the firm numerous accolades, including the top honours from Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) and the World Trademark Review. According to MIP, Kangxin filed the most Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in China and the fourth highest number worldwide in 2016 with 1,182 PCT applications.

With dedicated teams specialising in IP litigation, enforcement, and patent and trademark prosecution, Kangxin remains a driving force for IP protection in China and throughout the world.


Since the firm opened in 1994, patent applications filed by Kangxin have had a success rate of over 90% – one of the highest percentages in China. Kangxin’s patent practice is routinely recognised by leading industry publications.

The patent team is divided into the electronics, chemistry and life sciences and mechanics groups. Each division is composed of experts in the fields of chemistry, electronics, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotech, communications, computer technology, mechanics and many others. With a strong team of experienced professionals, Kangxin provides specific IP insight and practical advice to clients across a wide range of industries.

Trademarks, copyright and domain names

With attorneys experienced in both Chinese and international law and practice, Kangxin is recognised as having one of the strongest trademark practice groups in China.

Kangxin understands that trademark and copyright protection is the essence of a client’s business. The firm’s professionals are ready to help clients determine the optimum strategy for complete protection of their IP rights across the entire lifecycle of a product or brand, and will work with them to enforce these rights in the event of third-party conflicts and counterfeiting.

Kangxin’s expert services would not be complete without domain name protection professionals. Domain name issues can be common, and protecting this intellectual property is essential to brand protection, especially in the fast-paced world of the Internet. Kangxin has extensive experience in domain name registration and dispute resolution, and is ready to represent clients in negotiations with third parties and other domain name-related disputes.

IP enforcement

Kangxin’s legal practice covers a wide variety of IP disputes, including those relating to patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition and technology transfer disputes.

Kangxin’s senior patent attorneys have over 20 years of practical field experience, while its professional litigation attorneys are IP specialists with backgrounds particularly suited for IP litigation.

Several of Kangxin’s litigation professionals previously worked at SIPO, while others have served in the provincial high courts, the Beijing IP Court and the Supreme People’s Court.

Kangxin attorneys’ extensive legal knowledge coupled with their rich experience provides clients with the sharp edge that they need for IP litigation and related matters.

IP strategy and design

Kangxin’s IP strategy and design practice includes preliminary, invalidation and infringement searches. The division also provides complete IP strategic consulting services and creates patent maps for clients. Every year, Kangxin completes a number of successful strategy projects for clients including those at the government level, as well as corporate entities.


Catering to a wide range of global clients, Kangxin experts speak your language – be it Chinese, English, German, Japanese or Korean.

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