Sughrue Mion has been serving clients for many years relative to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in China, as well as represent a wide range of Chinese companies expanding and enforcing their patent and trademark rights in the US. Our firm understands the challenges connected to one of the world’s largest, growing economies and how important it is to obtain experienced legal counseling and strategic advice relating to valuable intellectual property rights.
Our firm maintains strong ties to local Chinese law firms, universities and government agencies. Members of our China Regional Practice Group often travel to various major cities in China to visit clients and participate in lectures and other educational programs on US Patent and Trademark practice and procedure. Over the years the firm has sponsored and presented seminars, symposiums and mock trials on the subjects of patent litigation in the U.S. Federal courts and proceedings before the International Trade Commission. Additionally, Sughrue’s trademark attorneys have lectured on topics pertaining to brand expansion and U.S. trademark registration practice and procedure as well as opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Our attorneys are actively engaged and have taken leadership positions and served on committees of international organizations such as AIPLA, AIPPI, INTA as it relates to IP laws and practice in Asia, particularly China. The firm was the first US firm to become a member of the China Trademark Association (CTA) . Several of our attorneys have recently been recognized by Euromoney’s Expert Guide to Leading Practitioners: China.
AIA Rules Going Into Effect September 16, 2012
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the America Invents Act (AIA), Sughrue continues to monitor and report on the important Provisions that will take effect as of September 16, 2012.