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    NTD Recognized as WTR1000 Gold Firm, Several Partners Honored on Recommended Individuals List


    Recently, WTR(World Trademark Review), an authoritative media in the field of intellectual property, released the WTR1000 list of leading law firms in the field of global trademarks. NTD earned gold recommendation in “prosecution and strategy” and silver recommendation in “enforcement and litigation”. At the same time, five NTD’s partners, as recommended individuals, also received high recognition.


    China Trademark Gold Firm


    In the WTR1000 list, NTD was recognized as a Gold Firm in the area of “prosecution and strategy” and a Silver Firm in the area of “enforcement and litigation”.


    WTR gave NTD high praises in its comments: Setting the standard for a one-stop IP service provider, NTD Intellectual Property Attorneys hasplayed host to both iP attorneys and lawyers since the 1980s. A close-knit regiment of ipprofessionals are dedicated to taking good care of every stage of the brand cycle. The outfit hasconsistently crunched through a dizzying number of registrations over the past year. 

    Recommended Individuals



    Christopher SHEN


    Christopher Shen joined NTD after graduating from Renmin University of China in 1998 and started his profession in intellectual property. Afterwards, Mr. Shen received advanced education in the United States and earned a LL.M. degree in Intellectual Property Law from the George Washington University Law School. Mr. Shen has been qualified to practice law in both China and New York State since 2000 and 2005 respectively.

    Mr. Shen concentrates his practice in IP strategy counseling, foreign-related IP litigation and administrative enforcement. Mr. Shen has more than 25 years of experience in representing many famous domestic and foreign companies in lawsuits and arbitrations with respect to patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition disputes. Mr. Shen also has been invited to attend International IP Symposiums many times to deliver speeches in respect of China IP Protection and has been establishing extensive connections with foreign IP attorneys.

    Mr. Shen has received numerous honors during his career, such as WIPR Insights Trademarks Rankings 2023 (China) Senior Statesperson and Outstanding Individual on Contentious field, WTR 1000 Recommended Individual every year from 2019 to 2023, Trade Mark Star every year from 2022 to 2023 by IP STARS, Recommended Trademark Lawyers in China by Who's Who Legal Magazine under The International Bar Association every Year from 2009 to 2022, Top 100 IP Experts (China) every year from 2021 to 2022, the Directory of National Overseas Intellectual Property Dispute Response and Guidance Experts issued by CNIPA In 2019, Top 50 IP Leading Individuals 2018-2019 by IPLEAD and IPRdaily.


    Aidi GE


    GE Aidi joined NTD in 1996 and became a qualified trademark attorney in 1998.  In her twenty years practice, she has handled and supervised a large number of trademark prosecution and contentious cases on behalf of multinational clients, many of them are among “Global 500” corporations. She has successfully obtained recognition of well-known trademark before trademark administrative authorities and court for a number of international clients.  Ms. Ge provides strategic counseling to both domestic and international clients.  Her rich experience helps her to provide tactical advice oriented to client’s individual needs and the Chinese business environment. She is adept at providing practical and efficient solutions to complicated trademark disputes in cost-effective manner.


    Lily FU

    Ms. Fu has been engaged in legal services such as intellectual property litigation, licensing and strategy consulting, commercial contract disputes, and corporate compliance since 2000 and has handled nearly 6,000 legal cases. She is insightful of the nature of business and adept at providing effective analysis and professional advice from the standpoint of client. Ms. Fu is of an active nature and fond of learning, innovative and strong-minded, and does not give up in the face of challenges and difficulties. She has represented many difficult and complex cases, and has obtained satisfactory results for clients and earned the respect of judges and fellow lawyers. As a team leader, Ms. Fu is willing to share her experience with young colleagues to inspire them to keep a pioneering spirit, blazing new trails. Passionate and committed to her mission, she is an active contributor in a number of industry organizations, providing expertise and support to the development of intellectual property laws and policies worldwide.

    She has provided services to clients across the United States, EU, South Korea, China and other countries and regions, covering pharmaceuticals, chemicals, artificial intelligence, fashion products and many other industries, and earning herself the recognition by many Fortune 500 companies as “wise, communicative, conscientious and trustworthy”.


    Ying HONG


    Ms. Hong started practicing as a trademark attorney in 1993. She has rich experiences in the field of trademark prosecution, oppositions, disputes, administrative litigation cases as well as consultation on trademark protection strategies and trademark infringement. She has successfully handled a number of high profile trademark cases for a wide variety of clients and companies from Germany and the United States of America, including many Fortune 500 companies. She has been awarded China Trademark Association “Trademark Gold Medal Individual" (2019), and WTR 1000 Recommended Individual (2023).


    Nathan YANG


    Ms. Yang , partner of NTD, has more than 15 years of experience in IPR enforcement in China. Mr. Yang focuses on Trademark, anti-unfair competition, copyright, litigation and administrative enforcement, arbitration, investigation, customs detention, contract and negotiation, domain name dispute resolution, enterprise IP strategy and general legal consultancy. The cases represented by Mr. Yang have successively won such honors as 2021 Best International Legal Service Cases by Beijing Bar Association, 2021 TOP litigation cases by Beijing Trademark Association, Sichuan Court Top 10 IP cases in 2020, Henan Court Top 10 IP cases in 2014, 2014 TOP 10 IP cases with the highest public attention, and National Excellent Trademark Cases Awards in 2015 elected by China Trademark Agency Association. He was selected as the World Trademark Review Recommended Individual 2023, 2021 China Excellent IP Lawyers TOP 50, 2021 Talent International Lawyers by Beijing Bar Association, and the 2019 -2022 Excellent Lawyer of Beijing Xicheng District. Mr. Yang has been interviewed by NPR about Trump's trademark protection in China, and by CCTV2 and CNR about bad faith filings and geographical indication protection.