On May 19, 2017, ALB published the 2017 China IP Law Firm Ranking List, which is broken down into two sub-categories, "patent" and “trademark/copyright". The intellectual property team of Tian Yuan, in virtue of years of experiences accumulated and outstanding performance, has ranked in both of the Lists.
Tian Yuan’s IP team is one of those possessing the strongest capability to provide IP-related comprehensive consultancy in China. Tian Yuan provides comprehensive consultancy such as trademark application and litigation, patent invalidation and infringement litigation, copyright infringement litigation, IP licensing and enforcement, trade secret infringement litigation, consultation regarding strategic IP management and IP due diligence. Major partners of the unit include lawyer Wang Lihua, Sun Yan, Li Qi, Luo Yi, Xu Mei, Yu Mingxu and Wang Qi, cases handled by them being rated by the Supreme People's Court as annual Top 10 cases.
ALB 2017 IP Rankings is mainly rated based on the comprehensive evaluation on multiple factors, inter alia, a law firm's overall workload in respect of IPR issues over the previous year; the case complexity and monetary volume; the trend of growth of the unit and clients; the year-over-year comparison of business development and momentum.