Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Intellectual Property Disputes

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) offers a leading global full-service intellectual property (IP) dispute resolution and enforcement practice.  

We provide clients with seamless IP services covering everything from the judicial review of administrative decisions for the conferring of patents and trademarks to civil litigation concerning disputes over patents, trademarks, copyrights (including computer software), domain names, and unfair competition (including trade secrets). We are dedicated to working closely with clients to develop, protect, and maximise their IP and other relevant legitimate rights and interests

We have extensive experience in IP dispute resolution. We have represented clients in many cutting-edge actions in recent years and achieved enormous success. To maximize benefits for our clients, we always encourage early and quick resolution of disputes by adopting diversified strategies to achieve their business objectives. However, where resolution is not possible, we have the experience needed to pursue claims through to their conclusion – whether at administrative review organs, arbitration bodies, courts of first instance, appellate courts, or courts of re-trial.

Our IP litigation and patent lawyers have successfully represented domestic and overseas clients in numerous administrative review cases, trials, and arbitration proceedings. Many of the cases have been selected as top 10 IP litigation cases of the year and typical cases by the Supreme People’s Court.

Our clients include Global 500 companies, large central enterprises, state-owned enterprises, and leading private businesses. Our team has experience covering almost all sectors such as electronics and electrical, communications, Internet, e-commerce, media and entertainment, insurance, banking and investment banking, automobile and mobile phone manufacturing, real estate, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, agriculture, energy, cosmetics, consumer goods, and retail services.

We provide the following legal services:

  • Civil litigation and arbitration for IP disputes (patents, trademarks, copyrights including computer software, unfair-competition including trade secrets, antitrust, technological contracts)
  • Pursuing reviews of administrative decisions in relation to patents and trademarks and relevant administrative litigations
  • Patent search and analysis for FTO
  • Well-known trademarks nurturing
  • Trade secret protection measures
  • Pharmaceutical patent linkage system
  • Domain name disputes
  • Anti-piracy
  • Customs protection of intellectual property rights
  • IP due diligence


"Their expertise and advocacy in court are not in doubt. They are efficient and responsive when we need their advice at short notice."


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