The winners of our inaugural regional China IP Awards Firms of the Year are, in alphabetical order by city:
Borsam Intellectual Property is a veteran intellectual property firm based in Shenzhen, with additional offices in Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hong Kong. The firm is particularly noted for its work with rising small and medium enterprises across all of their IP needs. The firm has around 60 staff members, including patent attorneys, trademark attorney and professionals practicing particularly in the biological, electronic, mechanical, chemical, arts and telegraphic communication sectors, and works with both domestic and international clients. The firm’s core practice is in the protection of patents and prosecution of infringement across China, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. The firm’s founding members are litigators Ming Zhang and Zhizheng Lin and trademark expert Dong Lin.
Founded as the Jiangmen Patent Office in 1987, the firm was privatized in 2001 to become Jiaquan IP Law. The firm assists clients in developing, acquiring and enforcing intellectual property rights in China, with expertise in prosecution, litigation, and invalidation of trademarks, copyrights, and patents. Headquartered in Guangzhou, and with other offices in Shenzhen, Foshan, Shunde, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Dongguan, and Jiangmen, Jiaquan works with clients across a wide range of technologies, including biotechnology, chemistry, pharmacology, electronics, communications, computer software and hardware, microfabrication, optics, new energy, material science, automation, and industrial design. Xinxue Yu is recommended.
Rising Stars of the Year
The winners of our inaugural China IP Awards Rising Stars of the Year are, in alphabetical order:
IP March, formerly named Co-Talent Intellectual Property Firm, was established in March 2016. The firm is quickly rising through the ranks on the strength of its partners, each of whom has specialized in intellectual property work for more than a decade. Managing partner Stephen Yang has been a patent attorney since 1997 and has worked for some of the country’s top firms, including China Patent Agent (HK) and Peksung Intellectual Property, as well as spending more than five years as an in-house patent specialist in Toronto. The firm is noted for taking a client service-friendly approach and is expected to continuing its rise under Yang’s leadership.
Jadong IP Law Firm was founded in 2014 by Yunze Lian, who has nearly four decades of experience in intellectual property law in China. Lian, who also founded the patent and trademark group at Hylands Law Firm and IP investigation company ABIDA, believes that “the best services derive from an intense specialization of services. The more specialized we are, the better services we will provide to our clients. Quality is guaranteed by specialization.” Lian is recognized as an IP expert by the international brand owners he represents, numerous IP publishers and by the IP community in general. Other partners at the firm include Dong Wang, Rebecca Liu, Xiangjing Luo and Lin Jia.