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SIPS – Simone Intellectual Property Services

Intellectual Property (International Firms)

3 ranked lawyersBand 2ChinaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded specialist IP service with an emphasis on trade mark portfolio management and enforcement, as well as anti-counterfeiting and trade secrets protection. Experienced in handling a range of civil, criminal and administrative enforcement mandates. Maintains a presence in both Hong Kong and Mainland China, with offices in Shanghai and Beijing. Acts for various well-known international brands in the electronics, beverage, banking, consumer goods and fashion industries. Also assists clients with filing UDRP and C-DRP complaints.

Strengths

"They are my preferred firm," confirms a source, who goes on to explain: "They always have one eye on current matters and also think about the bigger-picture issue, so their advice is very commercial."

"The have done a stellar job," reports an appreciative client, going on to praise the "engaged and passionate" lawyers and noting: "Their level of case is something I haven't seen in the past."

Notable practitioners

New entry to the rankings Dan Plane is considered among sources to be "a strong lawyer, especially on the enforcement side." He offers notable expertise representing international entities in trade mark enforcement and anti-counterfeiting cases. One pleased source describes him as an "extremely knowledgeable, very approachable and understanding" partner who "cares about the client and their outcome."

An impressed commentator notes that Helen Tang "does a great job" and is "a really safe pair of hands" when it comes to trade mark matters. She has experience advising on prosecution and protection strategy, in addition to enforcement actions. Further sources find her to be a "very solid practitioner" who is "easy to work with, responsive and thorough."

"IP guru" Joseph Simone wins a lot of praise in the market, with one client highlighting him as a "very practical and no-nonsense" adviser who "gives legal advice that conveys the commercial reality." He remains a counsel of choice on a wide range of IP mandates, including trade mark prosecution and portfolio management work, in addition to oppositions, enforcement and anti-counterfeiting matters.

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Intellectual Property (International Firms)


Dan Plane
Band 4
Helen Tang
Band 4
Joseph Simone
Band 1