Established in March 1993, Liu, Shen & Associates is a patent and trademark agency designated by the Chinese government to deal with patent and trademark affairs involving overseas parties, and also a law firm registered at the Ministry of Justice. As a three-in-one firm, Liu, Shen & Associates has the capability to serve its clients in all phases of intellectual property: acquisition of the rights, transfer and/or licensing of the rights, investment with the rights, enforcement and protection of the rights, and related litigation and administrative proceedings.
The practice of the firm mainly focuses on filing and prosecution patent applications and registration of trademarks on behalf of foreign clients. The firm also handles intellectual property laws related litigations, licensing and transfer of technology, joint ventures, e-commerce; related trial and appellate litigation as well as dispute resolutions before administrative authorities. The strength of Liu, Shen & Associates is built on the quality and expertise of its people in the area of intellectual property and related laws and practices. Most partners have been leading practitioners in the area for more than two decades, and the majority of the professionals have advanced degrees in various majors. All the professionals are at least bilingual. The high-quality service has won the firm with trust from many well-known corporations in the world who therefore become the firm’s long-lasting clients and business partners.
The firm currently has 41 partners, 180 patent attorneys, 79 attorneys at law (most of whom are also qualified as patent attorneys), and 11 trademark agents. Our excellent professionals and highly qualified services are ranked by MIP (Managing Intellectual Property) as the top tier IP firm in China for seven straight years from 2006 to 2012; ALB (Asia Law Business) awarded “The Best IP Law Firm of the Year” to Liu Shen in 2007 and 2008; in 2013, China Law & Practice ranked Liu Shen as the “PRC Law Firm of the Year (IP Field)” and in 2014, the firm won the “Business Law Journal’s 2014 China Business Law Awards”.
Most partners of the firm are active in professional organizations, such as ACPAA, AIPPI, and FICPI. The general managing partner Mr. Perry W Yang is the President of All China Patent Attorneys Association.