Intellectual Property Service

Pragmatic, practical IP legal assistance from recognised, expert, specialist lawyers at hand in the UK with a partner network worldwide, deep China expertise and a global mind-set.
Intellectual Property (IP) rights are often among your most valuable assets. Fortunately the IP environment in China has improved significantly over the past decade. However, this is a complex area. Preparation and the right approach is critical. Most UK law firms lack specialised China IP protection expertise or charge fees beyond the means of many SMEs, while China-based law offices are hard to deal with due to time and cultural differences, and tend to be China-myopic. Chopstick Club’s ‘Intellectual Property’ service offers a solution. Put simply, we work with a UK-based partner, registered with the UK Law Society and recognised as a leader in their field, exclusively specialized in international IP with deep experience of acting for clients in China. They are able to help you address your needs from the UK while having strong capabilities in place to then execute on-the-ground in China as well as other jurisdictions around the world.

Our Service:

  • IP Strategy: recommendations covering trade-marks, copyright, designs, domain names, etc.
  • Registration: advising on and registering IP rights.
  • Contracts: drafting of licence agreements, distribution agreements, terms and conditions of business, ecommerce terms and website terms and conditions, etc.
  • Monitoring: conducting on and offline market and supply chain IP infringement audits.
  • Enforcement: taking action against on and offline activities either in China or overseas. Includes taking legal action working with authorities in China (e.g.: Customs, Administration for Industry and Commerce, Public Security Bureau, the Courts) and other jurisdictions.

Benefits include:

  • Experience: our partner has 20+ years of experience in non-contentious and contentious international IP law. Qualified in UK and Hong Kong law with a network of partners qualified to practise across geographies worldwide including China. Rated as ‘excellent’ in Legal 500.
  • Pragmatic: assistance tailored to the size of your business, actionable commercial advice.
  • On the Ground: talk to or meet an international IP lawyer with strong relevant experience based in the UK with the ability to then act on the ground in China and worldwide.
  • Fast , Hassle-free and Cost-effective: quick turn-around, wherever possible cutting out the legal jargon, with solutions which take into account your budget.
This service is provided by Chopsticks Club in partnership with a law firm with 20+ years’ experience of representing clients’ IP rights worldwide including in Mainland China and Hong Kong. The firm specialises exclusively in international Intellectual Property rights while appreciating the client's needs for advice to be flexible, reliable and up-to-date.


A fee structure tailored to your needs: please contact us for a quotation, outlining your needs. Our quotation will depend on the nature and depth of research required

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