Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun is a leader and trendsetter in China’s burgeoning IP legal space. With nearly 100 seasoned IP lawyers across offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Han Kun provides full-service IP offerings for both contentious and non-contentious matters across China. Han Kun represents the world’s leading names in the tech industry, helping them navigate through their most complex IP issues in China across various venues, including the Supreme People’s Court, all key local courts and the China National Intellectual Property Administration.

Practice areas

Han Kun has a full-service IP offering for both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including prosecution, litigation and enforcement strategies concerning patents, trademarks, and industrial designs. Han Kun also works closely with clients on IP antitrust actions, trade secret matters, unfair competition disputes, data protection and transactional IP matters, including IP due diligence for high-profile international and domestic transactions.

Professional team

Han Kun’s IP team is diverse, multi-dimensional, collaborative and complementary. Team members include holders of PhDs in engineering and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, holders of JDs from the United States, a former IP judge and former patent examiners. Many team members have worked outside of China in legal and technical capacities, and all team members are fluent in English. Technical backgrounds cover a diverse array of disciplines, including electrical engineering, telecommunications, computer science, machinery, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Together, they combine their collective knowledge to solve complex legal and technical problems and provide practical advice.

IP litigation

Han Kun represents the world’s leading names in their most important litigation cases in China. Han Kun’s pioneer legal approaches have achieved favourable outcomes for clients. Their IP litigation practice encompasses the entire IP field, from patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, through to IP antitrust actions and unfair competition disputes. They represent plaintiffs and defendants in every step of the litigation process.

Han Kun focuses on handling the most complex and challenging disputes, including adverse court decisions, cross-border and international litigation and antitrust-related preliminary injunctions. Han Kun also provides proactive solutions regarding repeat infringement and evidence collection, which are considered the most difficult issues in the current IP litigation space in China.

IP prosecution

Han Kun represents the world’s leading names in their IP prosecution matters in China. Han Kun works closely with clients to understand their business objectives (both immediate and long term) and provide tailored prosecution strategies to achieve those objectives.

Han Kun assists clients with every step of the prosecution process, including maintaining constant communications with the patent, copyright and trademark offices. Their careful and tailored drafting results in favourable outcomes and maximises protection for their clients.

Han Kun’s prosecution services do not end at grant of a patent, copyright or trademark right. Rather, Han Kun keenly focuses on the stability and enforceability of the IP right. They follow the lives of IP rights and track the changing judicial and regulatory terrain as it relates to intellectual property in order to ensure the security of clients’ intellectual property moving forward.

Han Kun’s patent prosecution coverage covers the entire spectrum of patentable technology, including computer-related patents, especially those involving artificial intelligence and business models. They also have patent attorneys who are fluent in German.

Han Kun’s trademark prosecution coverage includes traditional brand names, distinctive sounds or shapes, and everything in between.

Transactional IP matters

Han Kun’s IP team complements the firm’s well-established transactional practice, in particular in the technology, media and telecommunication space. Han Kun’s IP team works hand-in-hand with Han Kun’s transactional team, assisting international and Chinese clients on matters such as IP due diligence, the preparation and negotiation of IP agreements including licensing and technology agreements, transaction structuring and data protection. Their IP diligence encompasses the full spectrum of needs, including patent suitability analysis and freedom-to-operate analysis.

Contact details

Han Kun Law Offices
9th Floor Office Tower C1
Oriental Plaza 1 East Chang An Avenue
Beijing 100738

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai
  • Shenzhen

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