- Chinese Bar Association
Partner at JunHe LLP
Qiang Ma is a partner and the co-head of the IP practice of the prestigious firm JunHe LLP. He has a profound knowledge of trademark law, a wealth of experience in brand protection, and is well-reputed for effectively handling complex trademark matters. He is not only a resourceful practitioner and strategic thinker, but also a veteran litigator who is thoroughly familiar with Chinese courts at all levels.
Cases handled by Dr Ma have been specially ranked as annual Top 10 Cases and Typical and Guiding Cases by the Supreme Court, the Beijing Higher Court and the Shanghai Higher Court in 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2017, as well as being recognised for the 10 Best Practices by the Quality Brand Protection Committee in 2010, 2013 and 2016. A notable trademark-related case recently handled by Dr Ma involves Tencent. The court overruled the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board’s decision, finding that the weak descriptive modifying word shared in the marks in comparison cannot sustain a similarity finding. Dr Ma has also assisted BMW with trademark infringement and unfair competition cases in China for more than 10 years.
Besides Dr Ma’s active law practice, he is also a scholar in the field of trademark law and has published numerous articles in professional law reviews and periodicals. He is one of the main authors of the China Intellectual Property Protection Manual and is also the main translator of Trademark Law: A Practical Anatomy. He is often invited to speak at events and present on Chinese IP law and practice by IP organisations, including the USPTO, INTA, AIPPI and IPO.
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Dr Ma became qualified to practise law in China in 1999 and is a member of the Chinese Bar Association. Currently, Dr Ma is also a member of the Publicity Rights Committee of INTA, as well as a member of the Trademark Law Committee of AIPPI China.