Clyde & Co

Clyde & Co is a leading international law firm with more than 400 partners and 2,500 legal professionals. We operate from over 50 offices and associated offices across six continents. Clyde & Co regularly advises clients on business opportunities offered by evolving markets of the New Silk Road from China to the Middle East, as well as in Europe and North America.

In China, Clyde & Co offers fully licensed Chinese law capabilities via our Clyde & Co Westlink JLV, a joint venture between Clyde & Co and local Chinese firm Westlink Partnership. The establishment of our Shanghai office in 2006, and the Beijing and Chongqing offices in 2013, significantly reinforced the Clyde & Co’s capability and presence in the region and aligns with our strategy to be present in all major trading centres of the world.

We are well known for our advice on high-profile and complex cross-border matters and for our work in emerging markets. We advise businesses that are at the heart of global trade and commerce. Clyde & Co is recognised as a leader in the insurance, transportation, energy, infrastructure, trade and commodities sectors. In China and the Middle East, we are also renowned for our full-service IP capabilities.

Leading China IP team

Clyde & Co’s China IP team provides a full range of strategic IP services covering greater China. Featuring a team of experienced and enthusiastic IP lawyers permanently based in China, the range of IP services provided covers the full IP lifecycle – from advising on, building and prosecuting strategic IP portfolios, assessing, managing and extracting value from intellectual property in commercial and licensing transactions through to enforcement of intellectual property by way of actions against trademark, design, copyright, patent and utility model infringement, as well as actions against acts of unfair competition and trade secret theft, and any and all other types of IP dispute. Through longstanding dialogue with international IP advocacy groups and governments in China and overseas, the China IP team is also able to provide unparalleled IP insights and advocacy services for international businesses with an interest in China and the greater China region.

With over 15 years’ experience in China, the IP team has accumulated extensive expertise in trademark and brand protection and enforcement, patent and trade secret protection, as well as technology transfer. The patent and trademark prosecution teams operate out of both Beijing (essential for optimum access to the China’s National IP Administration) and Shanghai. Our prosecution teams are highly regarded for providing consistently high-quality services to our clients all over the world. In summary, our strength is that we are able to offer clients on-the-ground knowledge and experience of China, and the countries en route to Europe, the Middle East and Africa, coupled with international best-practice legal services.

Awarded UAE IP practice

The Clyde & Co Middle East IP team is one the leading regional practices with operations in each of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. The majority of the team is based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where we coordinate the regional offering, providing a full range of services from initial advice on the filing and prosecution of IP rights, enforcement and litigation support, and commercial IP advisory services. We understand the value that intellectual property brings to our client’s businesses and support market entry in a fast-growing region where intellectual property is becoming ever more important, not least owing to the increased investment from China and elsewhere.

While the Middle East is already very brand aware, the region is only waking up to the value of patents. We are providing strategic advice to a number of companies taking first steps in identifying and securing patent rights with a view to commercialising these assets to generate new income streams.

With a group of experienced lawyers, trademark attorneys and patent agents, we are perfectly placed to provide high-quality advice to our clients and assist in adding value to their businesses.

Contact details

Clyde & Co
Level 23 Shanghai Two
IFC 8 Century Avenue
Shanghai 200120

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  • Mexico City
  • Miami
  • Paris
  • Riyadh
  • Sao Paulo
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Toronto
  • Washington DC

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