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Intellectual Property Rights

C&F provides comprehensive legal services for the application and maintenance of trademarks, patents, copyrights and other intellectual property rights, and has a particularly strong and well established practice in dispute resolution relating to intellectual property rights.

The intellectual property team of C&F is devoted to providing high-quality legal services for clients. Thanks to clients’ good remarks in post-service evaluations of the Firm’s services, C&F has been ranked by Chambers and other professional organizations as one of the most respected and leading law firms in the field of intellectual property rights in China.


C&F's principal legal services in the area of intellectual property include:

Tort actions related to intellectual property rights;

Administrative appeals with respect to applications for/enforcement of intellectual property rights;

Administrative proceedings for disputes arising from intellectual property rights;

Unfair competition litigation;

Antitrust in the area of intellectual property rights;

Due diligence investigations with respect of intellectual property rights;

Intellectual property licensing agreements;

Anti-counterfeiting investigations and litigations;

Administrative proceedings with Customs;

Consultation on intellectual property related management and corporate strategies.


The following are some examples of the Firm's legal services:

C&F represented a leading multi-national telecommunications company in a series of lawsuits throughout the nation arising from a patent dispute with two other multi-national companies. C&F provided the client with both consultation services and litigation representation. The result of such lawsuits were satisfactory to the client.

C&F successfully represented an Internet company in an unfair competition litigation against another Internet company. The case has been dubbed as the “First Robots Case” in the nation.

C&F represented an Internet company in an unfair competition case against another Internet company and successfully obtained pre-trial injunction and pre-judgment attachment on behalf of the client. The case was elected as one of the ten model cases in the Beijing First Inter-median Court for 2014.

C&F represented an Internet company in an unfair competition appeal case against another Internet company. The case was selected by the Beijing Municipal Supreme Court as one of ten model intellectual property cases.

C&F represented a well-known foreign automatic parking facility manufacturer in an administrative reconsideration proceeding before the Patent Review Board of the State Intellectual Property Office and administrative review proceedings against a Chinese machinery manufacturer for invalidity of three invention patents. The case was selected by the Supreme Court of the PRC as one of the most innovative intellectual property cases and was included in the Supreme Court Guidance for Intellectual Property Cases.

C&F represented an auction company in a lawsuit initiated by a well-known scholar for violation of his copyright and privacy and obtained a satisfactory result for the client in a subsequent appeal proceeding. This case was listed as the number one case in the 2013 Top Ten Intellectual Property Cases in Beijing and also included in the Beijing Supreme Court Guidance for Intellectual Property-Related Judicial Practice.

C&F represented a well-known flash memory technology company in a patent infringement case against one company on the verge of being listed on the stock exchange and won RMB 40 million in damages for the client. This case was widely reported in the financial industry.

C&F represented a well-known flash memory technology company in a patent infringement dispute with an international entertainment and media company and obtained a result satisfactory to its client. This case was also elected by the Beijing Intellectual Property Court as one of model intellectual property cases.