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SIPS – Simone Intellectual Property Services

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Managing Partner: Dan Plane
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 17
Languages: Cantonese, English, Mandarin, Shanghainese and other Chinese dialects

FIRM OVERVIEW:
SIPS is a market-leading IP firm servicing the needs of multinationals and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Greater China. The firm has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.

SIPS helps clients in managing their IP portfolios, including registration, enforcement and licensing of trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets.

It also assists with investigations management, advice on supply chain integrity, data privacy, retail and wholesale distribution, e-commerce, distribution and sourcing agreements, and regulatory matters relating to information technology and other high-tech sectors.

SIPS also has its own fully licensed trademark agency in China, SIPS (Shanghai) Ltd. This enables the firm to represent clients directly before the Chinese authorities. The agency operates from its Beijing and Shanghai offices.

The firm has approximately 70 professional and support staff with around half based in Mainland China.

Clients include household brands across a broad range of industries, including information technology and consumer electronics, food and beverages, fashion, media and entertainment.

It also assists SMEs in protecting their intellectual property through both the sourcing and distribution of their products in China.

For Asia-based clients, SIPS also provide support on regional and global IP matters, including trademark prosecution and enforcement.

SIPS is now recognized as one of the top-tier service providers in the region, being ranked in Tiers 1 or 2 in industry surveys by IP Stars, WTR 1000, Legal 500, as well as Chambers.

Main contacts:
Dan Plane – [email protected]
Joe Simone – [email protected]
Helen Tang – [email protected]