IP protection is the number one priority when doing business in China. China believes in the rule of law, but this falls apart quickly when faced with the massive implementation infrastructure needed to complete this promise. At IPO Pang, we assist clients with registration of IP rights, oppositions, cancellation, appeals, appearance before TRAB, administrative litigation, and related civil suits.
All aspects of IP law are practiced and handled at IPO Pang: trademarks, copyrights, patents and industrial designs. We arrange, manage and oversee investigations, raids and seizures of factories and distribution centers along with the local MSA (including AIC) and PSB. We assist clients with registration at Customs, both at the central and local levels, and engage Customs Inspectors on educational programs to facilitate them in achieving their goal (and our client’s goal) of stopping export of infringing or counterfeit products. We design and administer bounty programs, education programs and maintenance programs for intellectual property rights in China. We also specialize in trademark buybacks, directly or through intermediary companies and we do so at local prices.
Protecting intellectual property has become increasingly complex for global companies, especially when China is the manufacturing and counterfeiting capital of the world. IP laws and levels of enforcement in China have become increasingly friendlier to brand owners, but still, they inconsistently applied. Rapid technological advancements have empowered infringers to become much more bold, more stealth and more egregious in their infringement activities and it is this sophistication that needs a seasoned team to counteract and eliminate. It has been our goal to assist clients to develop strategies to protect their most valuable assets in China.
Our team of seasoned IP lawyers, counsel, agents, investigators and former AIC and CTO consultants bring to the practice an unparalleled level of service and performance. We monitor infringement activities at local markets and online. Additionally, we work with China’s largest internet commerce companies, Alibaba, JD, and others in ensuring our client’s trademarks and copyrights are respected and not violated. At IPO Pang, our motto is: INVESTIGATE, LITIGATE AND ELIMINATE.
Our practice areas include:
- All facets of IP registration, maintenance and protection
- Copyright registration and defense
- Domain name disputes
- False advertising
- IP audits and due diligence, in connection with acquisitions and divestures
- IP litigation and arbitration
- License, franchise, distribution and related commercial agreements
- Anti-squatter programs, infringements and parallel imports
- Packaging and labeling problems, design and approvals
- Technology transfer
- Trade secrets
- Trademarks, designs and branding