01 October 2012

Global Law Firm Jones Day launches IP Agency in China

Washington, DC - October 2012 - The global law firm Jones Day announces the establishment of the Jones Day Intellectual Property Agency (Beijing) Co., Ltd., a fully licensed domestic intellectual property agency in China. The IP Agency has been formed to meet growing demand for intellectual property consulting services, including trademark and copyright agency services, in China.

Jones Day Beijing partner Horace Lam said, "The Jones Day IP Agency in China is a significant addition to our worldwide services portfolio. We are committed to enhancing our local knowledge, understanding, and capabilities, and the development of our own IP Agency is a critical element of our practice here in China. The IP Agency allows us to support our clients more completely by enabling us to directly protect and enforce their intellectual property rights while also helping to advance the rule-of-law in China." 

The IP Agency is licensed to handle a wide range of trademark and other non-patent intellectual property matters in China. Specifically, the IP Agency is able to provide a wide array of services including: devising and implementing anti-counterfeiting strategies; conducting administrative raid and market sweep actions; handling trademark matters before the China Trademark Office, the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board, and the People's Courts in China; and attending to Chinese Customs seizures. 

The IP Agency officially commenced operation on October 1, 2012. 

Jones Day is a global law firm practicing in the major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Ranked among the world's best and most integrated law firms, and perennially ranked among the best in client service, Jones Day acts as principal outside counsel to, or provides significant legal representation for, approximately half of the Fortune500, the Fortune Global 500, and the FT Global 500. 

Source: Jones Day