Zhongzi Law Office

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Zhongzi Law Office provides a reassuringly holistic patent offering, encompassing everything from counselling and prosecution to enforcement and litigation. On the prosecution side, in particular, it is replete with talented practitioners who have experience to spare getting applications across the finish line at the CNIPA. Revered managing partner Bonan Lin has been in practice since 1982, meaning he has been on the scene for as long as China’s patent law has been in force. A microbiologist by trade, Gesheng Huang has practised for nearly as long as Lin and is still diving deep on matters involving biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and crop science.

Firm Profile

Zhongzi Law Office (Zhongzi) was founded in 1994 and has developed into one of China’s leading legal service firms, with over 100 attorneys and 300 staff in our Beijing office and locations in other Chinese cities.

Zhongzi is arguably best known for its strong intellectual property practice. The firm’s intellectual property practice group provides full-range services in all aspects of intellectual property law, including counselling, prosecution, enforcement and litigation. The group’s practice encompasses patents, trademarks, copyright, unfair competition, trade secrets, trade dress, franchising and licensing, intellectual property management and transactions. Our service extends to other intellectual property and technology-related matters, such as technical document research and translation.

The group’s patent team consists of highly experienced and specialised attorneys from the country’s leading universities and institutes in practically all fields of science and technology, including pharmaceuticals, biotech, chemistry, chemical engineering, telecommunications, computer science, electronics, material science, physics, machinery and mechanical engineering. While actively representing clients in traditional industries, we place emphasis on high-tech areas, namely life science and healthcare, telecommunication and computer science.

The group’s trademark team consists of attorneys-at-law and trademark attorneys who received education and training in China and abroad, and have experience representing clients in various industries, including automobile, computer and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, luxury goods, catering and other industrial and service sectors. They serve and meet clients’ needs regarding trademark clearance, registration, maintenance, transfer, licensing and enforcement.

The group’s litigation team provides proactive representation for clients who wish to enforce their rights through administrative and court proceedings. What is particularly notable is the team’s combined knowledge of legal procedure and technical expertise. They are technical and legal experts who know and master litigation tactics and strategies and understand key technical issues. The team’s attorneys have successfully assisted many of our clients in enforcing and defending their rights. Over the years, they have accumulated experience, knowledge, expertise and skills to successfully guide our clients in an uncertain enforcement environment.

Though we emphasise the experience, expertise and knowledge of our attorneys, we do not underestimate how modern technology can assist us in perfecting our service to clients. We have a customised and reliably structured computer system in place that greatly facilitates our service to attend to annuity payments and intellectual property portfolio management.

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