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ZY Partners

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Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 33
Languages: Chinese, English

Firm Overview:
ZY Partners is a boutique law firm in China with 20 years of expertise in intellectual property and related areas, such as licensing, anti-trust, employment and arbitration. The key partners of the firm have excellent credentials and are well-recognised for delivering top quality service to clients. The firm now has a team of over 50 experienced lawyers, patent attorneys and other legal professionals representing multinational clients in cross border transactional and contentious matters.

ZY Partners and its key partners have been nominated as PRC Leading IP Firm and Leading IP Individuals by Managing IP, Chambers Asia Pacific, IAM Patent 1000 and WTR 1000 since 2009.

Main Areas of Practice:
IP Litigation & Enforcement
IP Prosecution
Antitrust
Employment

IP Litigation & Enforcement:
10 partners; 45 fee earners based in China
ZY Partners has a prominent IP litigation practice as a result of the remarkable track record of lawyers over the past decades. Lawyers are committed to serving the best interests of clients through consistently workable solutions and out-of-box ideas and strategies.

The firm has recognised experiences in conducting IP trials and appellate work in the areas of patents, copyright, trademark, unfair competition and trade secrets. All partners of the firm are experienced IP litigators.

Partners have been in the China IP circle for around 20 years, and still vigorously litigating in Chinese courts nationwide to protect clients’ interests in some very complicated situations Quite a few partners, lawyers and paralegals had working experiences in courts or the SIPO. The practice’s familiarity with court procedures and judges’ way of thinking has greatly helped case strategising and preparation in the right direction and ensured the efficiency of their advocacy at court hearings.

The litigation team has unparalleled experience and unique abilities in handling complex IP litigations and technology-related matters in China. Quite a few of their cases have been published as guiding precedents by the Supreme People’s Court, the Beijing High Court and courts in other parts of China. The firm has notable trademark litigation practice.

Each year, the trademark team handles more than 100 cases before courts of Beijing, Shanghai and around the country. The team has successes in obtaining from the Supreme People’s Court and courts in Beijing favorable recognitions or clarifications on some critical issues in trademark practice.

The firm has handled a number of high profile copyright lawsuits including representing international music companies to sue the major Chinese search engines Baidu, Sohu and Thunders.

The firm successfully defended a client against copyright infringement allegation by Founder, a Chinese technology company, involving the font of Chinese characters. The firm also helped a client in complex copyright infringement cases concerning software embedded in hardware devices.
Contact: ZHANG Hui
Tel: +86 10 5879 0066
Email: [email protected]

IP Prosecution: 9 partners; 48 fee earners based in China ZY Partners manages trademark portfolios for multinational clients in a wide range of industries including apparel, fashion, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, industrial products, telecommunications, electronics, machinery, education, automobile, food and beverage. ZY Partners regularly represents clients in trademark oppositions and appeals at the Trademark Office, the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board as well as related judicial reviews in courts. ZY Partners has a strong patent prosecution team with experienced lawyers and patent attorneys specialised in electronics, telecom, semiconductor, IT, mechanical engineering, solar/nuclear energies, bio-tech, pharmaceuticals and chemical engineering.
Contact: ZHANG Hui
Tel: +86 10 5879 0066
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Richard (Xiaolin) Huang
Tel: +86 10 5879 0066
Email: [email protected]

Antitrust:
5 partners; 19 fee earners based in China
ZY Partners works with multinational companies and law firms in US and Europe on antitrust filings with the PRC Ministry of Commerce. The firm has advised on antitrust issues in connection with patent pool, industrial standards and distribution arrangements in multinational business concentration transactions. ZY Partners advises on cross-border licensing in the areas of telecommunication and electronics. The firm has special expertise in advising on how to resolve technical and commercial complexities in the China business context.
Contact: AI Hong
Tel: +86 10 5879 0066
Email: [email protected]
Contact: ZHANG Hui
Tel: +86 10 5879 0066
Email: [email protected]

Employment:
7 partners; 18 fee earners based in China
ZY Partners’ team includes very experienced lawyers in the area of employment/labour disputes. Attorneys with regulatory administrative background in government authorities provide valuable insight in forming strategic plans to protect clients’ interests in China.
Contact: AI Hong
Tel: +86 10 5879 0066
Email: [email protected]