In an increasingly complex international political, economic, and legal environment, Chinese innovative companies are facing increasing difficulties in choosing IP and legal services overseas. More and more Chinese companies tend to choose highly localized agencies with cross-cultural communication abilities.
A survey launched by China IP Magazine based on a four-month professional and systematic evaluation generates a list of " Recommended International IP Agencies", which finally came out by comprehensively analyzing indicators of the participating organizations, including their years of establishment, staff size, Chinese client service capability, client evaluation, and their recommendation index.
The award of the “2022 Recommended International IP Agencies” was presented to the winners at the awarding ceremony of the 12th CIPIAF. The winners are as below: (ranked in alphabetical order)
Am Badar & Am Badar
Founded in 1965, Am Badar & Am Badar is one of the oldest and most prestigious law firms in the IP field of Indonesia. Since its establishment, the firm has been striving to narrow the gap between Indonesian law enforcement capabilities and overseas customers needs and currently has hundreds of foreign attorneys with rich experience to serve thousands of IP applicants around the world.
Bandpay & Greuter
Bandpay & Greuter is a Paris-based patent firm specializing in European patent application, objection, invalidation, and rights protection. It has participated in more than 200 oral trials in the past six years, including infringement disputes under the jurisdiction of the European Patent Office, France, and other countries. When assisting Chinese enterprises to apply for European patents, Bandpay & Greuter can provide various types of services such as patent infringement analysis and due diligence.
Beijing DHH Law Firm
Beijing DHH Law Firm is committed to building a global brand law firm, giving full play to its local advantages to provide professional, high-quality, efficient and a full range of business and legal services with elite lawyers and international visions. DHH currently has more than 2,000 practicing lawyers to assist clients to cope with the increasingly complex business challenges with multi backgrounds and qualifications.
Beijing Gaowo Law Firm
Beijing Gaowo Law Firm takes "wholeheartedly creating value for customers" as its mission to provide one-stop service for domestic and foreign applications. Up to now, the firm has established stable one-on-one cooperation with thousands of IP law firms in approximately 200 countries or regions around the world to enable the smooth implementation of the international IP protection strategy of its customers.
GLP Intellectual Property Office（GLP）
Founded in 1967, GLP is an Italian IP boutique firm. It has been a member of the “Big Customer Program” of the European Patent Office for many years. From 2003 to 2007, GLP led the number of EU design cases submitted in the world. Its "EU IP Codes", launched in 2012, is the first App for users to query all European and Italian IP regulations.
Haseltine Lake Kempner
Dated in the 1860s, Haseltine Lake Kempner is one of the top IP firms in Europe. The firm has set up a team of Asian experts with rich experience in the European patent industry, and to provide IP support to Chinese and other Asian companies. The team has an in-depth understanding of the patent system in Asia, especially in China, and can work closely with Asian customers to provide European IP protection advice.
KIM & CHANG
KIM & CHANG is one of the largest comprehensive law firms in Asia. Its IP department can provide comprehensive and professional IP services based on its high-level IP business capabilities, top law firm resources, as well as the most outstanding and experienced IP talents in South Korea. It was rated as "the Best Korean Patent Application Law Firm of the Year".
Set up in 1991, Metida is one of the leading IP firms in Europe. It has cooperated with more than 250 Chinese law firms to handle patent, design, and trademark registration and rights protection affairs in the European Union, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belarus, and Russia. The firm is one of the three institutions with the largest number of trademark and design applications filed in the EU.
Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and Partners（MSP）
Headquartered in Russia, MSP has 29 years of practicing experience and more than 250 IP professionals, with offices in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia, Lithuania, and China. MSP has served about 8,700 customers worldwide and its winning rate of cases of patent and trademark application objection has exceeded 80%.
Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello（MMV）
MMV is a leading IP law firm in Brazil dated in 1929. The firm is good at dealing with business including strategic and complex IP litigation, trademark and patent application, as well as infringement opinion consulting. It has a high success rate in both federal and state courts in Brazil and has been recognized by a large number of well-known brand customers.
OMC Abogados & Consultores（OMC）
OMC is a Peruvian law firm that specializes in offering comprehensive legal advice and consulting services, including IP protection, in Peru and throughout Latin America. The firm has a large number of well-known customers from the fields of technology, medical supplies, and rural commercial businesses, and is often entrusted by Asian customers to handle IP affairs.
Spoor & Fisher
Founded in 1920, Spoor & Fisher, as the largest professional IP law firm in Africa, is best known for developing and implementing strong IP protection strategies across the African continent. The firm takes up a significant share in the trademark and patent application service market, and has obvious advantages in biotechnology, medicine, and electronics industry.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP is a foreign law firm officially registered with the Chinese government. Its Beijing Office is responsible for leading the business in the Asia-Pacific region and providing a series of unique services to customers in China and the United States. The firm has decades of experience in American litigation on behalf of Chinese companies, participating in patent infringement, trade secret theft, and other lawsuits.
Tilleke & Gibbins
Established in 1890 in Bangkok, Thailand, Tilleke & Gibbins is Thailand's largest independent law firm and a leading international law firm in Southeast Asia. The firm has more than 190 lawyers and consultants practicing in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, providing a full range of legal solutions for top investors and high-growth companies that are driving the Asian economy.
Congratulations again to the winners!