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Zhongqi Zhou

Beijing Office
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Patent Attorney since 1986

Attorney-at-Law since 1992

Technical Field:

Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, and Agrochemicals


Chinese and English

Education and Training:

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University in 1984

Diploma in English Language from Beijing Teacher's College in 1985

Master of Law from University of International Business and Economics in 1993

Trained in a law firm in Washington D.C., USA in 1989

Trained in a law firm in Washington D.C., USA in 1999

Professional Experience:

Joined CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office in 1984

Director of Chemical Division of the firm from 1992 to 1998

Director of New York Office of the firm from 1998 to 2001

Assistant President of the firm from 2002 to 2004

Vice President of the firm since 2004

Practice Area:

Mr. Zhou's practice focuses primarily on prosecution, enforcement, and licensing of patent, trademark, and other intellectual property related matters. He has successfully represented many major corporations, especially foreign and domestic chemical companies and pharmaceutical companies, in patent prosecution and litigation.

When he worked in New York Office of the firm, he provided extensive and intensive consultation on the Chinese intellectual property laws to US companies and law firms. He acquired knowledge of US intellectual property laws and practice.

In addition to be a practitioner, Mr. Zhou dedicated a lot of his time and energy to the operation of the firm. As a vice president, his responsibility, among others, is to coordinate trademark related business of the firm.

Publication and Presentation:

Co-Author: Chinese Patent Course, Patent Documentation Publishing House, 1994; 

Author: Basic Features of Temporary Protection of Patent Rights and Its Enforcement, China Patent Agency, Vol. 2, 1995; 

Author: Infringement Established With Invalid Consent, China Trade Review, March 27, 1995; 

Author: Study on Statutory Time Limit for Patent Infringement Litigation,China Patent Agency, Vol. 1, 1996;

Author: Application of the Procedure of Advance Execution in Patent Infringement Litigation, Intellectual Property, Vol. 1, 1996;

Author: General Principles for Assuming Civil Liability of Patent Infringement,China Patent Agency, Vol. 4, 1996; 

Author: Principle of First to Invent of the United States and the World Trade Organization, China Patent Agency, Vol. 3, 2000; 

Author: Conflicts of Domain Name Registration and Trademark Rights, China Intellectual Property News, April 5, 2000; 

Author: A Latest Decision on Patent Dispute Made by the Supreme Court of the United States, Intellectual Property, Vol. 1, 2003; 

Author: Trademark Dilution: Real Injury Rather Than Merely Possibility,China Trademark, Vol. 7, 2003; 

Author: Judicial Protection of Patent Rights, Managing Intellectual Property, China IP Focus 2004;

Author: Conflicts of Registered Trademarks and Resolution Thereof,Electronics Intellectual Property, Vol.4, 2005;

Author: China chapter, World Trademark Yearbook 2006, Globe Business Publishing Ltd, 2005;

Co-author: Protection of Intellectual Property Rights at Trade Fairs in China–Analysis of the Current Legal Framework and Comparison with Other Approaches, UC Davis Business Law Journal, Volume 10, Edition 2, Spring 2010;

Author: Chinese walls: tackling infringement in China, World Intellectual Property Review-BRIC Report 2011;

Author: Importance of Developing Self-owned Brands: From the Perspective of Transformation of Economic Development Pattern, China Trademark, Vol. 7, 2011; 

Author: Overcoming Trademark Obstacles in China: Understanding and Following Local Rules, The American Lawyers, October 2011;

Author: Assuming Liability of Trademark Infringement in Search Engine Keyword Advertising, China Trademark, Vol. 11, 2011;

Author: Key Amendments To The Chinese Trademark Law, Les Nouvelles, June 2014;

Presentation: Patent Protection in China, Trends and Means of Obtaining Complex IP Protection, Budapest, Hungary, September 2003;

Presentation: Patent and Trademark Protection in China, Intellectual Property Rights in China, Utrecht, the Netherlands, October 2004; 

Presentation: Patent Protection in China, International Conference on Intellectual Property & Commercialization, Seoul, Korea, November 2004;

Moderator: Three-Dimensional and Color Mark Registration in the PRC, Table Topics of INTA's 128th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 2006;

Presentation: Protection of Trademarks in Keyword Advertising, Online Shopping and Domain Name Grabbing, Joint Meeting LES Switzerland/University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, November 2009;

Presentation: Key Issues in Trademark Protection in China, BIPF 2010, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 2010;

Presentation: Patent and Trademark Enforcement in China, BIPF 2011, Moscow, Russia, September 2011.

Professional Affiliation:

President of LES China

Vice Chairman of China Intellectual Property Society

Arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

Panelist of Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Certre

Mediator of Mediation Center of China Chamber of International Commerce

Member of AIPPI China

Member of All-China Patent Attorneys Association