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Jones Day

Intellectual Property

Band 1Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Jones Day has top-performing practitioners across China, Japan and Taiwan, with a growing presence in Australia. Maintains a strong track record on IP litigation, particularly involving patents and trade secrets, and also handles portfolio management including trade mark prosecutions and transactional IP matters. Has increased the strength of its life sciences sector expertise, and is also active in TMT industries. Clients benefit from the firm's ability to leverage the support of colleagues from its extensive network of offices across the USA.

Strengths

One client says that Jones Day's strength lies in its "strong China IP practice and litigation expertise, as well as coordination across offices."

One impressed interviewee enthuses: "They understand our business model, understand the client's business, provide us with accurate advice and support us. They are also capable of covering jurisdictions worldwide and their outcome quality is high."

Work highlights

Jones Day successfully acted for Moody's Corporation on a trade mark and domain name squatting case against Hangzhou Ai'ming Network and Zhejiang Erer Network before Hangzhou Internet Court. The firm identified and filed a claim under Unfair Competition Law, and obtained a favourable ruling for the client whereby the court ordered the defendants to transfer the disputed domain to Moody's.

Jones Day represented Ricoh USA in the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Midwest Athletics and Sports Alliance before the US District Court, which related to 19 patents covering hardware and software technologies.

Notable practitioners

The co-heads for the China practice are Tony Chen and Huang Haifeng. Michiru Takahashi and Maxwell Fox are the key contacts for the Tokyo office. The key contacts for the Taiwan IP practice are co-heads Jason Chen, Chen Po-Chien and Simon Yu.

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Intellectual Property

Jones Day

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Location

31st Floor, Edinburgh Tower

The Landmark

15 Queen's Road Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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