About Us

Overview

Founded in 1957, we are the oldest and one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in China.

Our firm has 213 patent attorneys and 60 trademark attorneys, and more than 100 employees with lawyer's qualification. We provide consultation, prosecution, mediation, administrative enforcement and litigation services for domestic and foreign clients in the fields related to intellectual properties such as patent, trademark, copyright, domain name, trade secret and trade dress.

Headquartered in Beijing, we have branch offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Tokyo,  Madrid, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Shanghai. 

 

“CCPIT is broadly acknowledged as a market leader with respect to the prosecution, opposition and enforcement of IP rights. CCPIT offers extensive geographical coverage and versatile industry expertise.” ——Chambers

“This firm has a very good reputation. It has a competent team, not just a single competent attorney. The practitioners are proactive." ——MIP

“The firm has a sizeable intellectual property practice and offers clients a full-service approach. The firm advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to trademarks, patents, domain names and more. The firm has a strong international presence with office locations spread across Asia, USA, and Europe." —— Legal 500

Our Role in the Growth of the Chinese IP System

As the first IP firm in China, we have made a valuable contribution and played a significant role in the birth and growth of the Chinese IP system, becoming a leading IP firm with international fame.

Serving incoming trademark registrations as the sole Chinese agency, being a channel for China's foreign trade and economic cooperation

During the period from 1957 to mid-1980s, authorized by the State Council, we were the only agency serving foreign clients for incoming trademark registrations in China. Besides contributing much to the establishment and improvement of the trademark law system of China, we provided the necessary guarantee to the promotion of the trade and economic cooperation between China and the rest of the world, becoming an important channel of communication therebetween.

Dedicating to the formation of the Chinese patent system and actively serving the Reform and Opening for a better business environment

In the early 1970s, CCPIT filed written opinions with the State Council suggesting establishing a patent system. According to the instruction of the State Council, CCPIT contacted the WIPO, the relevant international associations and the IP Offices of the U.S., Japan, Germany etc., to inquire into the different IP systems, IP laws, practices and requirements for filing through agencies. CCPIT also provided the formal Chinese term “知识产权” for “intellectual property”.

Following the Reform and Opening of 1978, the patent department of CCPIT, one of the predecessors of our firm, worked together with the Patent Office (the predecessor of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)) to draft the Patent Law and to edify the public. As the first patent agency serving foreign clients in China, we had made efforts to push forward the introduction and innovation of technologies in China. In decades, we have served tens of thousands of domestic and foreign enterprises including fortune 500 enterprises, handled over a million patent and trademark cases, effectively protected the IP assets of both Chinese and foreign enterprises and also have played an important role in promoting a better business environment in China.

Effectively promoting the optimization of the IP law system and improving the protection of IP rights under the law

Over six decades, while actively engaging in the high-level design and the legislation of the IP laws in China, we have represented clients in a large amount of IP cases, which are so influential that they were named “Exemplary Cases of the Year” by authorities such as the Supreme People’s Court, the local courts and the CNIPA. We spare no efforts to promote the improvement of China's IP system and enhance the level of IP protection in China.

History

1957

The Notice of Approval issued by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China in January of 1957 on Opinions on the Full Implementation of Trademark Registration drafted by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce(left); the internal document of CCPIT relating to preparation for providing trademark services (right).

1958

In February 1958, CCPIT Legal Department received an order letter for trademark registration sent to No. 89, Xijiaominxiang, Beijing, our former location, from a UK-based client.

1966

In March 1966, CCPIT sent out a request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, the Supreme People’s Court, the People’s Bank of China, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, among other governmental departments for Soliciting Opinions on Measures on Representation of Chinese Companies for Trademark Registrations in Foreign Countries.

1984

In July 1984, CCPIT Patent Agency was officially established. On April 1, 1985, the first day that the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China came into effect, 3,455 patent applications, including 970 foreign-related ones, were received by the China Patent Office. As many as 400 foreign-related applications were filed by CCPIT Patent Agency.

1986

In December 1986, this group photo marked the 30th anniversary of providing trademark services by CCPIT.

1987

In May 1987, CCPIT Legal Department, in the name of CCPIT, submitted opinions on Draft Revisions of Implementing Regulations of the Trademark Law to the Legislative Bureau of the General Office of the State Council.

1990

Group photo of the employees of CCPIT Patent Agency in 1990.

1991

In February 1991, CCPIT Trademark Agency, in the name of CCPIT, submitted opinions on Draft Revisions of the Trademark Law to the China Trademark Office.

1993

In September 1993, CCPIT Patent Agency and CCPIT Trademark Agency merged to form CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

2007

A commemorative album was compiled in 2007 for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

2017

A commemorative album was compiled in 2017 for the 60th anniversary of the establishment of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

1957

The Notice of Approval issued by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China in January of 1957 on Opinions on the Full Implementation of Trademark Registration drafted by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce(left); the internal document of CCPIT relating to preparation for providing trademark services (right).

1958

In February 1958, CCPIT Legal Department received an order letter for trademark registration sent to No. 89, Xijiaominxiang, Beijing, our former location, from a UK-based client.

1966

In March 1966, CCPIT sent out a request to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, the Supreme People’s Court, the People’s Bank of China, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, among other governmental departments for Soliciting Opinions on Measures on Representation of Chinese Companies for Trademark Registrations in Foreign Countries.

1984

In July 1984, CCPIT Patent Agency was officially established. On April 1, 1985, the first day that the Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China came into effect, 3,455 patent applications, including 970 foreign-related ones, were received by the China Patent Office. As many as 400 foreign-related applications were filed by CCPIT Patent Agency.

1986

In December 1986, this group photo marked the 30th anniversary of providing trademark services by CCPIT.

1987

In May 1987, CCPIT Legal Department, in the name of CCPIT, submitted opinions on Draft Revisions of Implementing Regulations of the Trademark Law to the Legislative Bureau of the General Office of the State Council.

1990

Group photo of the employees of CCPIT Patent Agency in 1990.

1991

In February 1991, CCPIT Trademark Agency, in the name of CCPIT, submitted opinions on Draft Revisions of the Trademark Law to the China Trademark Office.

1993

In September 1993, CCPIT Patent Agency and CCPIT Trademark Agency merged to form CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

2007

A commemorative album was compiled in 2007 for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

2017

A commemorative album was compiled in 2017 for the 60th anniversary of the establishment of CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office.

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