ZY Partners has a prominent IP litigation practice as a result of the remarkable track record of our lawyers over the past decades. We are committed to serving the best interests of our clients through consistently workable solutions and out-of-box ideas and strategies. We perceive ourselves as reliable partners to our clients in solving the problems they deal with inChina.
Our firm has recognized experiences in conducting IP trials and appellate work in the areas of patents, copyright, trademark, unfair competition and trade secrets. All partners of the firm are experienced IP litigators. They have been in the China IP circle for around 20 years, and still vigorously litigating in Chinese courts nationwide to protect our clients’ interests in some very complicated situations. Quite a few of our partners, lawyers and paralegals had working experiences in courts or the SIPO. Their familiarity with court procedures and judges’ way of thinking has greatly helped case strategizing and preparation in the right direction and ensured the efficiency of our advocacy at court hearings.
With the support of technical background in various technical areas of our litigators, our litigation team has unparalleled experience and unique abilities in handling complex IP litigations and technology-related matters inChina. Quite a few of our cases have been published as guiding precedents by the Supreme People’s Court, the Beijing High Court and courts in other parts of China.
We have notable trademark litigation practice. Each year, our trademark team handles more than 100 cases in courts of Beijing, Shanghai and around the country. We have successes in obtaining from the Supreme People’s Court and courts in Beijing favorable recognitions or clarifications on some critical issues in trademark practice. Such issues include the similarity of goods/services, the likelihood of confusion, the recognition of well-known mark status, the protection of merchandising right and the right of name.
We have handled a number of high profile copyright lawsuits including representing international music companies to sue the major Chinese search engines Baidu, Sohu and Thunders. We successfully defended our client against copyright infringement allegation by Founder, a Chinese technology company, involving the font of Chinese characters. We have helped our client in complex copyright infringement cases concerning software embedded in hardware devices.
We have rich experience in assisting our clients protect their trade secrets against former employees’ unfair competition acts. We also help our clients on anti-counterfeiting enforcement through customs border protection, criminal prosecution, administrative actions and civil actions.