Christopher Shen

Vice President at NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys

Christopher Shen joined NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys after graduating from Renmin University of China in 1998, also earning an LLM in IP law from George Washington University in 2004. Mr Shen was admitted to the Chinese Bar in 2000 and the New York State Bar in 2005.

Mr Shen’s practice focuses on IP strategy, litigation and administrative enforcement. For over 22 years, he has represented many famous companies in lawsuits and arbitrations relating to patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition disputes.

Mr Shen has been invited to speak at many international seminars on China’s IP protection, and has established extensive connections with foreign IP authorities and attorneys. In 2018 he was named by the China Trademark Association among the Top 30 Trademark Practitioners in China. In 2019 he was jointly named by IP House and China IPR Daily among the Top 50 IP litigators in China.

Mr Shen has received the following awards and honours:

  • From 2009 to 2020 he was recognised as one of the best trademark lawyers in China by Who’s Who Legal, a legal journal affiliated with the International Bar Association;
  • In 2015 he was named one of the most notable IP attorneys in China by Managing Intellectual Property; and
  • In 2014 and 2015 he was named as one of the Top 40 IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property, particularly in the fields of trademarks and copyright.

Notable cases

  • Mr Shen successfully represented Wrigley in a trademark infringement and unfair competition suit against a company in Tianjin. The case was selected as one of the Top 10 IP Cases in Tianjin.
  • He also successfully represented the Iris Ohyama Group in a trademark infringement suit against a Chinese enterprise. The decision was upheld by the Supreme Court.

Representative cases

  • Representing Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), Mr Chen won a trademark infringement case against a local enterprise of Costa Rica and successfully cancelled that company’s trademark registration.
  • Representing Robert Bosch, Mr Chen initiated a patent infringement lawsuit against a Chinese enterprise, and won the case.

Professional associations

  • China Trademark Association
  • FICPI China
  • INTA

Sample client list

  • Bayer
  • Dior
  • DuPont
  • Huawei
  • IHG
  • Wrigley

Firm details

NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys
10th Floor
Tower C
Beijing Global Trade Center
36 North Third Ring Road East
Dongcheng District
Beijing 100013

Contact details

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