What we do

SIPS partners and associates include top-rated IP counselors known for their expertise in China and the region. SIPS helps clients in managing their IP portfolios, including registration, enforcement and licensing of trademarks, copyrights and patents.

In addition to our core services, SIPS assists clients with investigations management, advice on supply chain integrity, trade secret protection, data privacy, retail and wholesale distribution, ecommerce, distribution and sourcing agreements, and regulatory matters relating to IT and other high-tech sectors.

In 2017, we enhanced our existing capabilities by opening a fully-licensed trademark agency in China, SIPS (Shanghai) Ltd. The agency operates from offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, allowing us to directly represent our clients before the Chinese authorities.

Our expertise is mainly in the Greater China region, but we also assist clients with IP matters throughout Asia. For our Asia-based clients, we also assist with IP matters on a global basis with the help of our network of local service providers.

We are passionate about IP and active in government affairs and association work that puts us on the front lines of IP policy making in China. This helps ensure our clients have timely access to information that can impact their IP strategies.

Our clients include household names across a broad range of industries, including information technology and consumer electronics, food and beverages, fashion, media and entertainment. We also assist small and medium-sized enterprises that require support in protecting their intellectual property in both the sourcing and distribution of their products in China.

SIPS has been recognized as a top tier firm for China trademark work by publications such as Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, World Trademark Review 1000, Chambers and Legal 500.

Intellectual Property

  • Portfolio management

  • Clearance and registration of trademarks

  • Anti-counterfeiting

  • Enforcement of copyrights, patents, trade secrets

  • Online IP protection

  • Investigations management

  • Supply chain consulting

  • Licensing

  • Due diligence

  • Domain name registration & enforcement

Technology, Entertainment & Commerce

  • Technology transactions & licensing

  • Software licensing & development

  • Internet & social media

  • Data protection, privacy & security

  • E-commerce, advertising & promotions

  • Franchising & retail operations

  • Manufacturing, distribution & services

  • Supply chain management & audits

  • Author, contributor & publishing agreements

  • TV & film production & distribution