Name: Zhongsheng Li
Law firm: King & Wood Mallesons
Zhongsheng Li obtained his LLB and LLM degrees
from Jilin University in 1983 and 1989; he was
admitted to the Republic of China Bar in 1986. Li joined
King & Wood Mallesons in 2005 and since then has focused his
practice on patent and trademark infringement, software, unfair
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competition, as well as disputes concerning
inter partes reviews. He has represented companies such as Sony,
Kenwood, Cartier, Dunhill, Nike and Louis Vuitton.
Name: Yunze Lian
Law firm: Hylands Law Firm
Yunze Lian began his legal practice in 1982 and
joined Hao Tian Law Office (now called Hylands
Law Firm) in 2001, where he focuses his practice on trademark,
unfair competition, domain names and intellectual property
litigation. He has been working as a lawyer for 25 years and has
set up a successful anti-counterfeiting team at the firm. Lian is a
frequent speaker at conferences at INTA, AIPPI and Marques. He
is fluent in English.
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law and trademark attorney in the Intellectual Property Group of the Beijing Office.
Name: Fei Liao
Law firm: King & Wood Mallesons
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Fei Liao is a partner at King & Wood Mallesons and is based in the
firm’s Beijing office. He specialises his practice on domain name
protection, copyright, licensing, enforcement and trademark
law. Before joining the firm in 2006, Liao worked as a trademark
attorney at CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office from 1997.
Further, he achieved his BA degree from Peking University and
his LLM in commercial and corporate law from University College
he worked with China Global Law Office. From 1985 to 1996, he worked with
specializing in trademark, during which period he worked for four years (1989-
2001 he joined Hao Tian Law Office (now named as Hylands Law Firm) as a
Before he joined the firm, he was a co-founder of C&M Law Office, specializing in
foreign law firm of strong IP practice.
in the field of intellectual property law for 25 years, specializing in trademark,
names and IP litigation. He has extensive experience in trademark prosecution and
counterfeiting, he set up an Ant-counterfeiting Team, which has successfully carried out
Name: Ai-Leen Lim
Law firm: AWA Asia
Position: CEO and principal
Ai-Leen Lim is CEO of AWA Asia, managing
its headquarters in Hong Kong and its Chinese
IP consultancy in Beijing. She is admitted as an advocate and
solicitor in Singapore, and is also qualified to practise in Hong Kong
and the UK. She focuses on IP protection and asset management
issues, as well as commercial transactions involving IP assets.
against counterfeiters of many international well-known trademarks.
international conferences, like INTA, AIPPI, MARQUES. He writes extensively in national
intellectual property. His articles in international IP publications:
SAIC and the AAIC – Trademark World, Issue No.13, 1988
Nouvelles, Issue No.25, 1990
Agreement - Trademark World, Issue No.35, 1991
by the European publishers:
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Committee of INTA (International Trademark Association)
Trademark Owners Association)
Name: Bonan Lin
Law firm: Zhongzi Law Office
Position: Patent attorney
Bonan Lin studied US patent law and practice
in New York City in 1985 and has practised
intellectual property law in Beijing since 1982. Lin focuses
on patent prosecution, counselling, litigation, reexamination,
appeals, and invalidation proceedings. He often represents clients
in the polymer science, organic chemistry, crop science, and
pharmaceutical industries. Lin is a member of the Chinese group
at AIPPI, and LES. Before joining the firm he worked at CCPIT
Patent and Trademark Law Office from 1982 to 2001.
Name: Geoffrey Lin
Law firm: Ropes & Gray
Geoffrey Lin, managing partner of the firm’s
Shanghai office, works with global companies to
monetise, risk assess, and protect IP central to their businesses. He
focuses on structuring technology transfers as well as enforcing
clients’ IP rights in the life science and high technology industries.
Lin has advised clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology,
healthcare, technology, electronics and telecommunications
industries, and has represented clients such as Johnson &
Johnson, Innovent Biologics, and CASI Pharmaceuticals. Lin has
practised in China since 2005.
Name: Chiang Ling Li
Law firm: Jones Day
P T C
Chiang Ling Li has been practising Chinese
intellectual property law since 1994 and has
experience in all areas of the field. Her main focus is on patent
litigation and invalidation. She also focuses on three-dimensional
trademarks, colour marks, copyright and trade dress litigation
as well as unfair competition, trade name litigation, and trade
secrets. She is a member of The Law Society of Upper Canada,
The Law Society of England and Wales, The Law Society of Hong
Kong, and INTA.
Name: Guizeng Liu
Law firm: Yuanhe United Intellectual
Position: Senior partner
Guizeng Liu is a senior partner at Yuanhe.
He has experience in all areas of trademark law including
identification, prosecution, opposition, review, cancellation,
licensing, recognition, and other trademark-related matters. Liu
is a member of INTA, AIPPI, and LES in China. He graduated with
an LLM in intellectual property law from the Benjamin N Cardozo
School of Law in New York in 2002.