Fangda Partners, JunHe LLP and King & Wood Mallesons become leading Chinese law firms in patent application in Asia, according to Asian Legal Business (ALB) Intellectual Property (IP) Rankings 2017 released by Thomson Reuters.
ALB identified the top firms for IP in Asia by drawing information from firm submissions, interviews, editorial resources and market suggestions and the research included both ongoing work and matters that were closed from January 2016 to February 2017.
These law firms have been evaluated in diversified metrics such as the volume, complexity and size of work, presence across Asia and in individual jurisdictions, key personnel hires and growth of the practice group, and key clients and new client wins, according to ALB report.
Five companies are listed as the strongest law firms in patent application and four in trademark and copyright as tier one IP firms. Except JunHe LLP, the one only in patent application category, all the other four firms are listed in both categories.
China maintained its fast-paced growth in IP filings and cases in 2016 and drove the overall growth in global demand in terms of the number of Patent Cooperation Treaty applications filed last year, ALB reported citing United Nations agency World Intellectual Property Organization’s statistics.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 first-tier Chinese law firms for patent application in Asia.
A screenshot of Fangda Partners’ official website.[Photo/www.fangdalaw.com]