AGIP Expands its Scope of Services in China towards Legal Consultancy Services

30-Jan-2022

BEIJING – In addition to its wide range of Intellectual Property services provided in China, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP) is ideally positioned to provide a full suite of legal consultation services to its clients where their IP rights are actively enforced and protected with the provision of tailored legal advice.

AGIP prides itself on providing high-quality legal services by its professional legal team in China made up of licensed lawyers and licensed patent attorneys. 

Mr. Webster Hou and Ms. Miya Tang are attorneys licensed to practice Chinese law, with expertise in Intellectual Property law pertaining to securing and protecting the inventors’ rights. 

AGIP is now fully positioned to provide the following legal services, in parallel with IP services:

1. Trademark litigation, including administrative litigation against trademark office as well as infringement litigation.
2. Patent prosecution including filing, recoding and invalidation.
3. Patent litigation, including administrative litigation against patent office as well as infringement litigation. 
4. Commercial or contract disputes. 
5. General legal consultation for companies.
6. Sending Cease and Desist letters.
7. Investigation company’s archives under government authority.
8. Drafting and amending all types of contract. 

It is noteworthy that the Chinese Lawyer Law and Regulations on Patent Agency allow only the licensed lawyer and patent attorney to represent clients in court for patent-related matters including legislative actions and judicial decisions. 

Highlights of China’s Lawyer Law and Regulations on Patent Agency:

According to Article 25 of the Chinese Lawyer Law, a lawyer may engage in the following business:
(1) To accept engagement by citizens, legal persons or other organizations to act as legal counsel;
(2) To accept authorization by a party in a civil or administrative cases to act as agent ad litem and participate in the proceedings;
(3) To accept engagement by a criminal suspect in a criminal case to provide him with legal advice and represent him in filing a petition or charge or obtaining a guarantor pending trial; to accept authorization by a criminal suspect or defendant or accept appointment by a People's Court to act for the defense; and to accept authorization by a private prosecutor in a case of private prosecution or by the victim or his close relatives in a case of public prosecution to act as agent ad litem and participate in the proceedings;
(4) To represent clients in filing petition in all types of litigation;
(5) To accept authorization by a party to participate in mediation and arbitration activities;
(6) To accept authorization by a party involved in non-litigation legal matters to provide legal services; and
(7) To answer inquiries regarding law and to represent clients in writing litigation documents and other documents regarding legal matters.

According to the Regulations on Patent Agency, a patent attorney may engage in the following business:
(1) Article 2: the term "patent agency" as mentioned in these Regulations refers to the act of a patent agency accepting entrustment and handling patent applications, invalidating patent rights and other patent affairs in the name of the principal within the scope of its authority.
(2) Article 11: a patent agent shall obtain the qualification certificate of patent agent, practice in a patent agency for at least one year, and work in a patent agency.
(3) Article 13: a patent agency may be entrusted to act as an agent in patent affairs such as patent application, invalidation of patent right, transfer of patent application right or patent right, and conclusion of patent licensing contract. It may also provide consultation on patent affairs at the request of the concerned party.






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