NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys, established in 1987 under the name NTD Patent and Trademark Agency Limited, was one of the first four Chinese law firms to provide legal services in the area of intellectual property for both international and domestic clients. Over years of development, NTD has grown into one of the leading IP law firms in China, with its main office in Beijing, offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai and liaison offices in New Jersey, Paris and Tokyo.
We are a full-service IP law firm that can meet all of our clients’ diverse needs in the field of intellectual property. Our services include patent prosecution and invalidation; trademark registration, opposition and cancellation; copyright and domain name registration; anti-counterfeiting investigation; administrative raid action; IP litigation; customs protection; IP searches and analysis; watch services; IP consultation; IP licensing and assignment; and contract dispute arbitration.
Besides English, we also provide services in languages such as Japanese, German and French. In order to meet the increasing needs of our clients, we have set up specialist teams for Japan and Germany. Both teams accommodate people of various technical backgrounds, most of whom have an educational background or professional experience in Japan or Germany.
We have more than 500 staff members, including 51 lawyers, 148 patent attorneys and 38 trademark attorneys.
Our patent attorneys have technical backgrounds in a broad range of fields, including computer science, networks, telecommunications, electrical engineering, semiconductors, optics, mechanical engineering, automotive technics, machinery, material science, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemistry. Our attorneys at law – many with a strong technical background and experience in patent or trademark prosecution – can help clients to formulate their IP strategies. Our trademark attorneys, with years of accumulated expertise and experience, are competent in services ranging from trademark registration to settlement of trademark disputes.
We rely on our people as the cornerstone of our development, and this human focus has run through our years of practice. With a high concern for the continued education and well-being of our staff, we can keep pace with the latest progress in law and technology and devote ourselves to our daily work wholeheartedly and energetically.
Our goal is to be a reliable service provider in the area of IP law, enabling clients to handle their IP affairs in China efficiently and simply, while simultaneously maximising clients’ legal interests and minimising their costs.
Commitment to the public
NTD is also committed to public services and members are actively involved in various public service activities. We have made donations to help those affected by serious disasters – not only in China, but also in other countries. Legal services are provided free of charge to some institutes, the disabled, students and certain other individuals.
Awards and honours
NTD now provides services to leading companies in a variety of industries worldwide and has received wide recognition among clients.
NTD’s lawyers include a council member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property China Group, a standing council member of the All-China Patent Attorneys Association, the vice chair of the China Trademark Association (CTA) and the vice chair of the Licensing Executives Society International.
NTD has been selected as a Star Patent Agency by China IP News and an Outstanding IP Agency by the CTA. NTD also received the Silver Award for the Best Chinese IP Firm 2014 at the International Legal Alliance Summit and Awards in New York and was recommended by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2015-2016). NTD was selected as a Four Star Patent Agency by China Intellectual Property News and awarded Outstanding IP Service Team 2016 by China IP Magazine. Further, NTD was named Most Innovative Law Firm 2017 at the Acquisition International Legal Awards, selected as an IP Star 2017 by Managing Intellectual Property and was recommended by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018.
Beijing Global Trade Centre
36 North Third Ring Road East
Heather Lin, Senior partner
Christopher Shaowei, Senior partner
June Wang, Senior partner
Hong Kong, Munich, New Jersey, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo
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