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Intellectual Property Lawyers

In today’s knowledge economy, a large part of the value of your business is based on intangible assets and goodwill. Your intellectual property plays a key role in obtaining a competitive advantage. A cohesive IP strategy, including both commercialisation and enforcement, will ensure you get maximum value from your portfolio. With 150 specialist lawyers in 34 countries, we understand your business needs and have worked with some of the best-known brands, from banks to tech companies, pharmaceuticals and FMCG companies. This industry-specific approach can help you realise your commercial goals.

The right brands will win the hearts and minds of your customers. The right patents will prevent others exploiting your ideas or provide a substantial barrier to market access. Copyright, confidentiality and rights to designs also play a vital role. We focus on key sectors relevant to you such as lifesciences, automotive, manufacturing, consumer products, financial services and TMC. This means you get in-depth industry knowledge as well as legal expertise. If you are involved in a dispute, we can guide you through the litigation process, ensuring the best outcome in both domestic and international courts.

In China, we also have strategic collaborations with China Pharmaceutical University (CPU) and other leading academic institutions, enabling high quality technical analysis in a broad range of scientific disciplines and support from leading research professors.

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Nick Beckett
Man­aging Part­ner
Managing Director of Lau, Horton & Wise LLP in Association with CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP and Co-Head of the CMS Life Sciences & Healthcare Group
Hong Kong
China, Beijing
United Kingdom, London
Nick Beckett is Co-Head of the CMS Life Sciences & Healthcare Group. In this position, he jointly leads an international team of more than 150 specialist lawyers.Nick Beckett is also the Managing Partner...
Nicolas Zhu
Nicolas Zhu
Part­ner
Head of Lifesciences and Healthcare Sector Group, CMS China
China, Shanghai
Nicolas Zhu’s practice covers all aspects of corporate, intellectual property and other matters affecting Lifesciences and Healthcare clients. He has been advising clients on issues in relation to corporate...
Austin Chang
As­so­ci­ate
China, Shanghai
Austin is an Associate at CMS, China Shanghai Office.Austin is Associate at CMS, China Shanghai Office. He has been advising on intellectual property law in China since 2012. Austin regularly assists...
Panpan Tang
Panpan Tang
Ju­ni­or As­so­ci­ate
China, Shanghai
Panpan is Junior Associate at CMS, China Shanghai Office. She has more than 3 years experience in advising on IP issues, especially on trademark and patent infringements, trademark portfolio management...
Fan Wu
Associate and Patent Attorney
China, Beijing
Fan is an associate, a qualified Chinese patent attorney and U.S. attorney in the Beijing team. Fan is admitted to practice in the U.S. in Massachusetts and NY. Fan’s major practice focus is on patent...