SIPS Announcement

SIPS Welcomes New Partner Chris Smith

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China trademark veteran Christopher Smith has joined SIPS as a partner effective January 1, 2021.

Chris brings decades of experience in handling PRC trademark prosecution matters for multinationals.

Prior to joining SIPS, Chris worked in Beijing and Hong Kong for 25 years, during which time he helped develop the Beijing IP practice of a major international law firm (full biography).

SIPS assists international and local clients with their trademark and other IP registration and enforcement matters in Greater China.

The firm – which has over 70 professionals and staff based in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong – represents market-leading and emerging brand owners in a wide range of industries, including IT, fashion, F&B, finance, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals.

For further information, contact SIPS Managing Partner Dan Plane (