Liu, Shen & Associates

Address: Hanhai Plaza (1+1 Plaza), 10th Floor 10 Caihefang Road Haidian District Beijing 100080
Telephone: 86-10-6268 0066/1616
86-10-6268 1818
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TerraLex Representatives:

Jianyang Yu
Phone: (86 10) 6268 0066
Fax: (86 10) 6268 1818

Xiaonan Wu
Phone: (86 10) 6268 0066
Fax: (86 10) 6268 1818

Areas of Practice

Patent Prosecution and Invalidation • Trademark Registration and Cancellation • Copyright Registration, Software Registration • Customs Trademark registration, protection and enforcement against infringement • IP-related Litigation, Counseling, and Licensing • IP-enforcement administration Specialized in intellectual property and technology related law and practices: Patent Prosecution and Invalidation; Trademark Registration, Opposition and Cancellation; Copyright and Computer Software Registrations; Customs IP Protection Recordal and Enforcement; Unfair Competition; Trade Secrets; Licensing; Counseling on IP and Technology Related Issues; Anti-Piracy Action; Administrative IP Enforcement and IP litigation.

Firm History

Established in March 1993, Liu, Shen & Associates is a private law firm handling mostly transnational legal matters, specializing in intellectual property and related laws and practices. The firm has a unique position in China as it is the first law firm in China that has been designated by Chinese government agencies to represent foreign applicants in filing and prosecuting patent applications and in registering trademarks in China. The firm thus has the capability to serve its clients in all phases of intellectual property: acquisition/disposition of the rights, management/transfer/licensing of the rights, investment with the rights, enforcement and protection of the rights, and related litigation and administrative proceedings.

The firm has over 120 professionals. Among them, 13 have Ph.D. degrees and 70 have master degrees; and 25 are attorneys at law, 48 patent attorneys, and 7 trademark agents (many practice concurrently as attorneys at law and patent attorneys/trademark agents).

The practice of the firm mainly focuses on intellectual property and related laws and practices, including: patents; trademarks; copyright; unfair competition; trade secrets; licensing and transfer of technology; joint ventures, e-commerce; and related trial and appellate litigation as well as dispute resolutions before administrative authorities. The firm's clients range from individual inventors and start-up companies to some of the world's largest multinational corporations, covering chemical engineering, chemistry, pharmaceutics and biology, electronics, computer technology, information technology, electrical and mechanical engineering, physics and e-commerce.

The strength of Liu, Shen & Associates is built on the quality and expertise of its people in the area of intellectual property and related laws and practices. Most partners have been leading practitioners in the area for more than two decades, and the majority of the professionals have advanced degrees in various majors. All the professionals are at least bilingual. The firm's foreign language capabilities include English, German and Japanese, with most of the supporting staff having a good command of English.

A number of partners are actively involved in the legislative processes concerning drafting and amending intellectual property and other laws and regulations. One partner is currently a member of the drafting committee of the Trade Secrets Law of China. Another partner has been appointed by the Beijing High Court as the court's intellectual property consultant. Many are active in professional organizations: one partner is former board director of the All-China Lawyers Association, another is Vice President of the All-China Patent Agents Association, still another is Vice President of the China Intellectual Property Society, and still another is Vice President of AIPPI Chinese Group.