Xiaohong Li

Partner at ZY Partners

Xiaohong Li joined ZY Partners in 2006 after practising commercial law at Beijing B & D Law Firm for two years. She obtained her LLB from Peking University Law School in 2004.

Ms Li is an experienced litigator in the field of IP law. She represents multinational clients in IP enforcement and litigation actions in relation to trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, domain names and designs. She has expertise in advising on IP enforcement strategy and has in-depth knowledge of court procedures. She also leads a team providing trademark portfolios services to multinational clients in China, including trademark prosecution, opposition, cancellation, enforcement, opinion work, licensing and other work.

Ms Li has helped numerous clients to obtain well-known mark recognitions for their brands before the Trademark Office/Trademark Review and Adjudication Board and the courts. Some of the litigation cases that Ms Li has handled have been selected as the Supreme Court’s guiding cases and/or typical cases for the lower courts. She was recognised as one of IP House’s Top 50 China Excellent IP Lawyers in 2019.

Her recent successes include:

  • representing a worldwide leading sportswear brand in a trademark prosecution case before the Supreme Court to overcome lower courts’ decisions and obtain the registration for the client’s athlete brand;
  • defending a famous US animation company in trademark litigations before the Beijing Higher Court relying on the client’s prior merchandising rights in movie titles; 
  • representing a famous US cosmetic company in a trademark cancellation case before the Supreme Court to obtain well-known mark protection against a bad-faith mark registered for over five years;
  • representing a famous US fashion brand in a domain name dispute against a domain name squatter before the Beijing Chaoyang District Court; and
  • representing before the Beijing Chaoyang District Court a famous UK automaker in an unfair competition case against a local rival whose cars copied some distinctive features of the client’s vehicles.

Professional associations

  • ACLA
  • INTA

Firm details

ZY Partners
Suite 2606 Kuntai International Plaza
12 Chaowai Street
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100020

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