Intellectual Property

JunHe is one of the earliest law firms in China to provide legal services in respect to intellectual property (IP).  With its all-around and one-stop professional IP-related legal services, JunHe can provide strong support for its clients to maximize the commercial value of their brands, works and patented technologies.  Our IP team not only provides high-quality professional IP-related legal services to domestic and foreign companies independently , but it can also provide support for legal matters in IP and related fields encountered by other teams at JunHe.


Our Team


Based in our Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Silicon Valley offices, JunHe's IP team has more than 80 partners, counsels, IP lawyers and patent agents, all of whom have graduated from well-known domestic and foreign law schools. They are familiar with IP legal practice in China, the United States, Japan, South Korea, Europe and other countries, and are proficient in Chinese, English, Japanese, German, Korean and other languages.  Many of our lawyers have worked in the China National Intellectual Property Administration as well as the People's courts and IP courts at various levels.  Our IP team has great expertise and abundant practical experience in the field of IP law and can provide clients with first-class IP-related legal services and strategic planning.


Due to their outstanding performance and good reputation among their clients, JunHe's IP team and partners have been consistently and widely recognized by world-renowned commercial lawyer rating agencies and have been listed by Chambers Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Asian Legal Business (ALB), World Trademark Review, Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), Benchmark Litigation China and Asialaw Profiles as a “Leading Firm” and as “Recommended” IP lawyers.


Core Areas of Practice


JunHe provides a full spectrum of IP-related legal services, covering trademarks, patents, copyright, unfair competition, domain names, customs protection, and other IP-related legal matters. We serve clients in fields such as the Internet, computers,  biotechnology, medical and pharmaceuticals, energy, automobiles, food, cosmetics and luxury goods. We also have experience in industries such as apparel, material science, chemistry, clean technology, nanotechnology, communications, electronics, semiconductors, automation, e-commerce, media and entertainment, hospitality and education.


Domestic and foreign IP applications and administrative proceedings: JunHe provides domestic and foreign clients with legal services in connection with the confirmation of rights, such as trademarks, copyright and patent applications, and the related administrative proceedings in China, as well as legal services in connection with overseas IP inquiries, monitoring and registration.


IP-related dispute resolution and rights protection: We help clients resolve disputes in trademark infringement, copyright infringement, patent infringement, unfair competition, reputation infringement, portrait rights infringement and other IP-related issues and various IP-related criminal cases. We advise clients on domain name registration and dispute resolution, customs protection and other IP-related disputes, and assist clients in investigation and evidence collection, the submission of complaints to and investigations by the market regulation administration, and the submission of complaints on various online and offline platforms. We also assist clients in resolving overseas IP-related disputes.


IP strategic planning and training research: Based on the needs of the client and the characteristics of the relevant sector, we provide professional IP training and research services in connection with IP layout, application and management systems, the protection of rights and litigation procedures.


IP consulting services: We assist clients in their IP strategic planning as well as the establishment of IP management systems. We conduct in-depth IP due diligence and draft IP management systems and equity specifications and assist clients in drafting various IP-related commercial contracts and other documents. We participate in the negotiation of IP-related contracts and conduct IP-related risk assessment.  We also provide strong legal support for clients in the IP-related issues involved in M&As, IPOs, restructuring, investments, financing and insolvency proceedings.


The Outstanding Features of Our Team


JunHe's IP team has accumulated rich professional experience in a  vast range of non-litigation and litigation legal services relating to IP and has a solid reputation among clients at home and abroad.  JunHe’s IP team maintains a smooth and harmonious long-term relationship with the China National Intellectual Property Administration, local market regulation administrations, customs and other administrative departments, and the IP divisions of the People's courts and the IP courts in major cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. JunHe’s professional and dedicated IP team works closely with the legal community to enhance the quality and the legal environment for IP protection, and to better provide information and advice to our valued clients.  With a diversified and comprehensive background, our IP team consists of former senior judges with many years of experience in hearing IP cases, legal scholars focused on academic research, dispute resolution lawyers with vast experience in IP-related legal proceedings, and trade lawyers with solid knowledge of IP laws and operations. We can provide comprehensive, professional, innovative and practical solutions for complex and difficult IP-related disputes, winning high recognition among our Chinese and foreign clients.  JunHe's IP team keeps pace with the times and possesses deep insights into the domestic and foreign legislative and judicial developments relating to IP protection. This ensures a timely and efficient conversion of the best market practices and cutting-edge expertise to provide high-value legal services to solve clients’ problems.