Professional Divisions at Leaven
Leaven, as an all-around IP agency, has two special departments: the Patent & Technology Department and the Trademark & Copyright Department. The former consists mainly of a group of technicians holding Masters or Doctorate Degrees from renowned domestic or foreign colleges or universities. All have a sound knowledge of their respective fields, are well-versed in patent services, have the ability to speak or write well in English or Japanese, and can easily communicate with foreign customers. Most have obtained patent practice qualifications in China, and some have also passed the Chinese and/or US bar examinations. Since its formation on October, 2003, Leaven’s patent team has succeeded in applying for patents in the Greater China area for a number of enterprises famous both at home and abroad. Services rendered by the team also include invention digging, patent writing, litigation for invalid patents, patent licensing, patent searches, patent analysis, patent infringement litigation, patent contract counseling & filing, and consultation for global patent layout strategy.
The Trademark & Copyright Department of Leaven is mainly made up of professional legal talents with an MA in law from renowned colleges or universities in China and abroad, most of whom have passed the Chinese bar examination. They are not only proficient in trademark law, copyright law and other related IP laws and practice, but can also communicate fluently in English with foreign customers. Since its establishment, Leaven’s trademark team has successfully assisted many famous enterprises at home and abroad in dealing with affairs in Greater China relating to trademark, copyright, domain names and unfair competition. Services rendered include: trademark application, trademark searches, trademark dispute settlement, cancellation of improperly registered trademarks, trademark right licensing or alteration, trademark infringement litigation, copyright registration and dispute settlement, copyright infringement litigation, registration and transfer of domain names, settlement of domain name disputes, IP customs filing, requests to administrative organs for investigation of IP infringement products and mediation of IP disputes.