Ling (Elisa) Li is an associate based in our Beijing office. She focuses her practice on intellectual property prosecution and general corporate matters. She has assisted clients in the sectors of manufacturing, technology, trading, consulting and entertainment, among others.

    Elisa passed the PRC Bar Examination in 2008.

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    • Represented a leading US-based auto additive manufacturer in managing its distribution relation with Chinese distributors, including preparing and reviewing distributor agreements and trademark license agreements, as well as managing and enforcing its intellectual property rights in China, including canceling and invalidating over 90 hostile trademarks registered by a Brunei company (a company owned and controlled by the client’s former distributor).
    • Represented a famous EU-based auto manufacturer in enforcing its intellectual property rights in China, including preparing cease and desist letters to the infringers, lodging trademark/patent infringement claims and lawsuits against the infringers, preparing settlement agreement with the infringers, etc.
    • Reviewed and drafted trademark/patent license agreements, trademark/patent assignment agreements, confidential agreements, cease and desist letters, and distributor agreements in connection with a business operation in the People’s Republic of China.
    • Advised on intellectual property-related clauses in distributor agreements and other agreements related to a client’s business operation in the People’s Republic of China.
    • Represented a leading UK-based shoe manufacturer in trademark prosecution matters in China, including successfully opposing and invalidating many hostile marks registered by trademark hoarders and potential infringers, successfully obtaining the relatively high reputation status for the client’s main mark in China through trademark prosecution.
    • Successfully represented a US-based lighter manufacturer in several domain name arbitrations
    • Successfully represented a famous cell phone screen manufacturer in Hong Kong in trademark prosecution matters in China, including preparation of filing proposals for the client to register its key trademarks in China and successfully opposing and canceling the hostile marks that blocked the client’s trademark registration. Successfully opposed the eight hostile marks filed by hostile trademark owners based on the results of desk investigations that confirmed the real relation between the owner and the client. Additionally, through advising and filing a breach of contract lawsuit against the actual owner of the hostile mark, successfully assisted the client in obtaining reasonable compensation.
    • Successful represented a Hong Kong entertainment company in registering its copyrights in China.
    • Advised on intellectual property profiles for various clients, including selecting proper filing proposals for intellectual property rights in the People’s Republic of China, giving legal advice in response to office actions, enforcing clients’ intellectual property rights in China, e.g. customs enforcements.

    Education

    • China University of Political Science and Law, Master of Law, 2012
    • East China University of Political Science and Law, LL.B., 2009

    Admissions

    • People's Republic of China, 2008

    Languages

    • Chinese
    • English
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