By King & Wood Mallesons

The Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), one of the most authoritative media in the world’s intellectual property (IP) sector, recently announced its 2017 patent and trademark firm rankings, in which, King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) was consecutively recognized as a Tier 1 firm in patent prosecution, patent contentious, trade mark prosecution and trade mark contentious in China based on the firm’s comprehensive leading strength in such areas. This result makes KWM again the only Chinese firm ranked as Tier 1 in the four categories since 2016.

For more than 20 years, the MIP has kept doing extensive research regarding thousands of enterprises and IP firms worldwide and provided regional firm rankings each year. In its assessment, the MIP not only regards the clients’ feedback as a crucial factor, but also the firm’s work load, quality of work and the IP team’s overall ability. With its outstanding performance in the full service of intellectual property practice, including patent, trademark, copyright, dispute resolution and a wide range of client appraisals, KWM has been ranked as a Tier 1 firm in the Chinese market for many years.

Nongfan Zhu, global coordinator of Intellectual Property practice at King & Wood Mallesons, and head partner of the China IP group, said, “We’re proud to be ranked once again as a Tier 1 firm in the four categories with the high praise from the MIP. As a leading intellectual property team in China, with KWM’s comprehensive legal practice and its platform with a global vision, we have not only been recognized by numerous clients for our solid professional strength and years of experience in the market, but also been able to provide our prospects and innovative solutions in the area to clients to help them achieving amazing commercial successes by using their advantages in the IP sector.”