Frank Liu

Senior Partner at Tiantai Law Firm

Frank Liu has extensive litigation experience; he designs comprehensive IP strategy and deals with related cases. He has handled over 100 civil lawsuits and is frequently praised for his excellent trial skills. Before entering private practice, he spent five years working as a court judge.

Many leading Chinese and international corporations trust Mr Liu to provide advice and counsel on their trademark, patent, domain name, copyright, unfair competition and licensing matters. Although obtaining substantial compensation for IP infringement is challenging in China, Mr Liu has helped secure over $1 million compensation in both trademark and patent infringement cases. During his career, Mr Liu has won numerous high-profile cases. For instance, the Supreme Court upheld his Fortune 500 client’s claims in a trademark infringement and unfair competition case, which was recognised by China Business Law Journal as IP deal of the year in 2013. A utility model infringement case was successfully settled when the defendants agreed to pay $1.5 million in compensation. Mr Liu has also helped secure well-known recognition status for his clients’ trademarks. Mr Liu has acted as local counsel for a US apparel brand to successfully secure a judgment by a Chinese court to confirm and enforce a $1.7 million arbitration award.

Mr Liu has been recognised as a leading lawyer in dispute resolution, litigation and intellectual property in China by Asialaw Leading Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018; listed by China Business Law Journal among China’s top 100 lawyers in 2016, 2017 and 2018; selected as one of the world’s leading trademark lawyers by Who’s Who Legal in 2017 and 2018; and shortlisted as a rising star for intellectual property in 2014 and and selected as a leading lawyer in the practice of intellectual property by China Law & Practice in 2014.

Professional associations

  • All China Lawyers Association

Firm details

Tiantai Law Firm
Unit 2901 T1 Office Building
Raffles City 1133 Changning Road
Shanghai 200051

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