China is the world's fastest growing marketplace for IP filing and protection. Our Chinese patent professionals assist international clients doing business inside China as well as Chinese businesses pursuing investment opportunities outside of China (e.g. Canada, the UK, Europe, Africa, Singapore, Latin America).
Members of our team are fluent in English, German, French, Mandarin and Cantonese. We have experience in all aspects of IP matters across diverse sectors spanning manufacturing, technology, engineering, aviation, automotive, fast-moving consumer goods and more.
With many years of experience working with China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) our IP team will support you throughout the lifecycle of your IP portfolio, from evaluating the right protection strategy (patents vs. utility models vs. trade secret and others), search reports and freedom to operate opinions, to IP filing and prosecution.
We are at the forefront of high-tech and life sciences matters. We serve global clients in these sectors, advising on patent filing and prosecution. Familiar with the business aspect of IP exploitation, we also regularly conduct IP transactional work including licensing, assignment, and pledges. We have experience working with local counsel and investigative agents in China, both on the prosecution and enforcement of IP rights.
Patents and utility model filing
Counsel to a market leader in milling technology on all their China IP prosecution. Work included utility model filing and enforcement strategies, as well as trademark filing strategies.
Advising a US manufacturer of robotic systems on its patent litigation strategy, including advocacy.
Advising a world leader in machinery and equipment for advanced semiconductor lithography on developing its China IP strategy, as well as advising on the restructuring of its China patent and trade secret protection strategies.
Awards and recognition
The whole Gowling WLG team feels like an 'extension of our in-house team'.
IAM Patent 1000 2022
We are proud to be recognised by a number of global IP awards including MIP Stars, IAM and World Trademark Review.
Contact our team
To find out more about how we can support you with your cross-border patent strategy, contact us.
Head of IP Prosecution (China)
Head of IP Strategy (China)