Ding Xianjie


Areas of practice

Mr. Ding Xianjie is a patent attorney and trademark attorney as well as a senior engineer in information science, specializes in intellectual property matters, including national and international patent and trademark searches, applications and prosecutions, due diligence, IP audit, licensing and IPR assignment, IP management, as well as alternative dispute resolutions, consulting on IP strategies, and IP portfolio management.  Throughout over 20 years of engaging in China IP consultation, Mr. Ding has accumulated extensive experience in IP theory and practice, particularly the trademark matters.

Work experience

Mr. Ding joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2010. Prior to his joining King & Wood Mallesons, he practiced in other two IP firms in Shanghai since 1990. Mr. Ding was admitted as a patent attorney in 1991 and as a trademark attorney in 2000. He received his master degree in Library and Information Science with major of patent information from East China Normal University in 1990.

In addition, Mr. Ding is a member of All China Patent Agent Association, member of International Trademark Association and its multiple professional committees, and the chair of the Editorial Board of the INTA China Bulletin.  He is also counsel of Shanghai Pudong Intellectual Property Protection Association.

Mr. Ding is proficient in Chinese and English.


Legal insights

On 2016 World Intellectual Property Day, we present this series of articles aiming to explore the distance digital technology transcends and the challenges it embodies.

26 April 2016

Regarding the use of trademarks in OEM, this article concludes that the current controversy shall be over the substance of trademark right protection.

22 April 2015

This article examines main points in guidelines for granting and determination of trademark rights which was stipulated by Beijing Higher Court.

04 April 2014

 As domain names and trademarks integrate, brand owners should expect that trademark law will become directly applicable to the domain names. 

02 November 2013

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