IP Litigation & Prosecution, Licensing
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Ms. Li joined ZY Partners in 2006 after her two years practice in commercial law in Beijing B & D Law Firm. She got her B.L. Degree in Law School of Peking University in 2004.
Ms. Li is an experienced litigator in the field of IP law and was recognized as one of TOP 50 Excellent IP Lawyers for 2019 in China. She presents multi-national clients in IP enforcement and litigation actions in the field of trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, domain names and designs. She has expertise in advising IP enforcement strategy for clients and is quite familiar with court procedures. She also leads a team providing trademark portfolios services for multinational clients, including trademark prosecution, opposition, cancellation, enforcement, opinion work, licensing and other work in China.
Ms. Li has helped quite a few clients successfully in obtaining well-known mark recognitions for their brands at the TMO/TRAB and courts. Some of litigation cases handled by Ms. Li have been selected as the Supreme Court’s guiding cases and/or typical cases for lower courts. Her recent highlights include:
Successfully represented a worldwide leading sportswear brand in a trademark prosecution case at the Supreme Court to overcome lower courts’ decisions and obtain registration for its athlete brand;
Successfully defended a famous US animation company in trademark litigations at Beijing Higher Court relying on its prior merchandising rights in movie titles;
Successfully represented a famous US cosmetic company in a trademark cancellation case at the Supreme Court to obtain a well-known mark protection against a bad faith mark registered for over 5 years;
Successfully represented a famous US fashion brand in a domain name dispute case against a domain name squatter at Beijing Chaoyang District Court to protect the client’s brand; and
Successfully represented a famous UK automaker in an unfair competition litigation case against a local rival for making cars that copy features of Range Rover Evoque at Beijing Chaoyang District Court.