CCPIT PATENT & TRADEMARK LAW OFFICE is the largest full-service intellectual property law firm in China with the longest history. We have over 330 staff including more than150 patent and trademark attorneys, among whom near 40 have lawyer's qualification. With our main office in Beijing, we also have offices in New York, Munich, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Guangzhou. We provide prosecution, litigation, transaction and consultation services relating to patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, trade dress, domain name, unfair competition and other intellectual property related matters.
WE REPRESENT CLIENTS in every sector of industry and commerce. Our clients include individuals, domestic and foreign companies, ranging from start-up business to Fortune's Global 500 companies. For decades, we have successfully provided assistance to our clients in the protection of their intellectual property rights in China.
OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF is required to receive continuous professional training and education, including in-house academic activities, home and overseas training programs. One third of our attorneys have received training in either foreign law firms or law schools. In addition, our attorneys are active participants and speakers in various domestic and international intellectual property related conferences.
TO RENDER high quality services in a cost-efficient manner, we have developed a sophisticated computer-aided management system. As a leading intellectual property firm in China, we will honor our commitments to the interests of the clients, with our extensive legal and technological expertise, meeting the needs of our clients in all aspects of prosecution and litigation.
THE HISTORY of our firm dates back to January 1957 when China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), which is a non-governmental trade promotion organization, was authorized by the Central Government to organize a trademark agency to handle exclusively foreign-related trademark matters. Until the mid-1980's the agency had been the sole trademark agency in China. A patent agency was organized within CCPIT in the early 1980's when China began to establish a patent system. Attorneys of the agency were appointed members of the survey teams observing and studying major foreign patent systems abroad, entrusted by the government to organize training courses for patent attorney candidates, and participated in the drafting of the first Chinese Patent Law and other related laws and regulations. The agency was authorized by the government as the first Chinese intellectual property law firm to handle foreign-related patent matters. By merging the two agencies in 1993, we have acquired a team of the most experienced professionals in China.
THE FIRM has witnessed the marvelous changes of the past five decades in China, and has been highly regarded for its role in the promotion of, the participation in and, the establishment and development of the intellectual property system in China. Through several decades of practice, the firm has gained abundant experiences and cultivated a team of professionals with ample expertise in every respect of intellectual property field.