Advance China IP Law Office, also known as “ACIP”, is an award-winning full-service IP law office founded by some of the first IP-law practitioners of China. When started in 1999, the co-founders decided to build a law firm that was honest, efficient, professional, and aggressive. In 2018, ACIP has become one of the largest IP law firms in China consisting of about 900 IP professionals,helping clients from all over the globe to obtain and protect their intellectual property rights including Patent, Trademark, Copyright, and Domain Name in China and other countries.

ACIP has four main branch offices located in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, which handle domestic and internationalpatent applications. A few more branches are also stationed in smaller but highly innovative and thriving cities such as Suzhou, Hangzhou, Changsha, Dongguan, and Xi’an. A U.S. representative office was set up in San Francisco in 2012 and moved to Silicon Valley in 2018 for the purpose of communication and coordination with international partners and clients.

We obtain IP and build IP portfolio for clients from various industrial sectors with insights, quality and efficiency. Among all her IP practices, ACIP has been especially proud of and received multiple awards for prosecution and litigation of patent and trademark. Our patent attorneys and patent engineers possess advanced science degrees cover technical fields of Electrical & Electronic engineering, Software, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, and Life Sciences. They are trusted by our clients foraccurate understanding of technology, thanks to their, comprehensive knowledge of patents-related and general laws and regulations, and commercial-goal-oriented strategy planning. Our patent attorneys and trademark attorneys also possess fluent language skills, ensuring responsive and smooth communication regarding technical discussion and legal consultation in multiple languages in addition to Chinese, such as English, German, French, Japanese,and Korean.

ACIP has also built a litigation team, attorneys in which have years of experience with the local practice of infringement litigation and administrative litigation from local authorities, district courts, IP Courts, to the Supreme Court, and closely follow new trends of IP laws and regulations in various industrial sectors. The litigation team is assisted by our highly-experienced patent invalidation team in Beijing office close to China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), consisting of a group offormer patent/trademark Re-Examination Board Examiners and technical experts, for quick action of attack or defence of patent in dispute. Each year, ACIP helps clients from Fortune 500 brands to small-to-medium companies in hundreds of patent litigation, administrative actions, custom actions, and infringement monitoring.

In 2012 through 2014, ACIP has been awarded National Outstanding IP Service Agency by China Intellectual Property Society, All-China Patent Agents Association, ChinaTrademark Association, and China IP Magazine. In 2014 through 2017, Managing Intellectual Property has ranked ACIP in Tier 1 Patent Prosecution and Contentious in China Southern Region. In 2016, ACIP has been awarded Outstanding IP Service Team in China by China Intellectual Property Magazine and China Four-Star Patent Agency by China Intellectual Property News. In 2017, IPR Daily has awarded ACIP as China Top10 Best Chinese IP Firms for Patent Prosecution.

ACIP is also active in local IP associations and international conferences, such as: Vice President of All-China Patent Attorney Association (ACPAA); Member of China Intellectual Property Society (CIPS); International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI); International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI); Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO); and American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).