Practice Areas
   
   

 

Patent Services


  • Patent search and monitoring;
  • Patent portfolio strategy planning and analysis;
  • Advice on patentability;
  • Prosecution of patent applications for invention, utility models and industrial design before the Chinese Patent Office in the fields of electricity, electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, telecommunication, networking, computer science, chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, optical engineering, acoustics, mechanics and mechanical engineering;
  • Preparation and prosecution of PCT international patent applications filed with the Chinese Patent Office (as the receiving office) or PCT international patent applications entering the Chinese national phase (Chapter I or II);
  • Application/registration for standard patents, short-term patents and industrial design in Hong Kong;
  • Patent annuity management;
  • Patent assignment and patent licensing, recordal of patent assignments and patent licensing contracts with the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO);
  • Representation for parties in re-examination and invalidation proceedings before the Re-examination Committee of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO);
  • Representation for parties in court proceedings against decisions of re-examination or invalidation by the Re-examination Committee of the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO);
  • Opinions on patent infringement; and
  • Representation for parties in patent disputes/infringement cases via administrative proceedings and/or court proceedings.

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Trademark Services


  • Trademark search and monitoring;
  • Trademark strategy planning and analysis;
  • Trademark application for registration with the Chinese Trademark Office under the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC);
  • Registration of trademarks in Hong Kong and Taiwan;
  • Renewal, alternation, assignment and licensing of registered trademarks;
  • Representation for parties in re-examination, opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) of the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC);
  • Representation for parties in court proceedings against decisions of re-examination, opposition and cancellation by the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB) of the State Administration of Industry and Commerce (SAIC); and
  • Representation for parties in trademark disputes/infringement cases via administrative proceedings and/or court proceedings.


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Copyright Services


  • Copyright strategy planning and analysis;
  • Copyright and software registration;
  • Copyright licensing and assignment;
  • Advice on internet-related copyright issues; and
  • Representation for parties in copyright disputes/infringement cases via administrative proceedings and/or court proceedings.

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Other Intellectual Property Services


  • Domain name registration;
  • Prosecution for Registration of IC layout design before the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO);
  • Licensing and assignment of IC layout design;
  • Representation for parties in court proceeding against decisions of re-examination or revocation by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) regarding IC layout design registration;
  • Application for Customs recordal for the protection of patents, trademarks and copyright;
  • Petitions to Customs for protective measures guarding intellectual property rights against suspected infringing goods;
  • Advice on technology import and export transactions;
  • Advice on intellectual property strategy;
  • Advice on intellectual property management;
  • Advice on intellectual property Audits;
  • Representation for parties in unfair competition and trade secret cases via administrative proceedings and/or court proceedings;
  • Representation for parties in other intellectual property related tort actions; and
  • Representation for parties in complex intellectual property litigation.


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Corporate Services


  • Drafting and review of commercial contracts;
  • Negotiation of the commercial contracts;
  • Advice on disputes of commercial contracts;
  • Representation for parties in the lawsuit or arbitration regarding commercial contracts;
  • Drafting and review of employment contracts;
  • Drafting and review of confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements;
  • Advice on dispute of employment contracts;
  • Representation for parties in the lawsuit or arbitration regarding employment contracts.

    Our general corporate practice is led by Dr. Singer John Huang who has represented corporate clients such as HP, Microsoft, Cisco, TI, Sony, Starbucks, Yahoo!, etc. at Baker & McKenzie and O'Melveny & Myers ("OMM") in China. In fact, Dr. Huang was one of the founding attorneys of Baker & McKenzie in Beijing in 1993 and the head of OMM's Beijing office before joining East IP.

    We currently have more than 10 Chinese attorney-at-law specializing our general corporate practice team assisting clients such as Yahoo!, Business Objects, Thomson Reuters, Actuate, McDonalds, Skype, etc. in drafting and reviewing contracts, negotiating with customers/partners, handling employment issues, advising compliance with Chinese laws, solving legal disputes, etc..

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