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    Overview:

      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 17 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.

      In 2012, Mr. Shen has been selected as Expert in the overseas IP protection expert database of Ministry of Commerce of PRC. In 2014, Mr. Shen has been recognized as one of the high-level IP talents by SIPO. Mr. Shen has been recognized as one of the Best Trademark Lawyers in China every year since 2009 by Who’s Who, affiliated Legal Journal under IBA. Mr. Shen has been named by MIP (Managing Intellectual Property) as one of the Top 40 “IP Stars” from 2014 to 2016 and IP Star (Trademark and Copyright) in 2015. Then, Mr. Shen has been selected as the “Top 50 IP Leading Individuals 2018-2019” by Zhichanli and IPR Daily.


    Education and Training:

      • Bachelor of Economics, Renmin University of China
      • LL.B., Intellectual Property Law, Renmin University of China
      • LL.M., Intellectual Property Law, The George Washington University Law School

    Practice Areas:

      Intellectual property strategy consultation, intellectual property litigation and administrative protection

    Professional Affiliations:

      • Chairman of academic committee of China Trademark Association

      • Co-chairman of China Global Advisory Council of International Trademark Association (2020-2021)

      • Director of litigation committee of Beijing Trademark Association


    Working Language:

      English, Mandarin

    Representative cases:

      • Representative of Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban), won a trademark infringement against a local enterprise of Costa Rica, and successfully cancelled the trademark registration

      • Representative of Robert Bosch, initiated a patent infringement lawsuit against a Chinese enterprise, and won the case

      • Representative of Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH, defended a patent infringement lawsuit initiated by a Chinese enterprise, and requested the plaintiff' s patent invalid and rejected the prosecution 

      • Representative of  DuPont, initiated a lawsuit against a cyber-squatting company, and won the case, and obtained the first well-known trademark decided by the court in China

      • Representative of DuPont, defended a trademark infringement lawsuit initiated by a Chinese enterprise, and cancelled the plaintiff' s trademark

      • Representative of Bayer, initiated a trade name infringement and unfair competition against a company from Zhejiang, and won the lawsuit, which was selected as “Top 10 Intellectual Property Cases” of Zhejiang

      • Representative of Arrow, initiated a trademark infringement and unfair competition against a company in Tianjin, and won the lawsuit, which was selected as “Top 10 Intellectual Property Cases” of Tianjin

      • Representative of Marriott Corporation, initiated a trademark infringement and unfair competition against a company from Jiangsu, and won the lawsuit

      • Representative of Twenty-First Century Fox and James Cameron, defended a copyright infringement lawsuit initiated by a Chinese citizen, and won the lawsuit

      • Representative of Iris Ohyama Group, initiated a trademark infringement against a Chinese enterprise, and won the lawsuit, which was supported by the supreme court

      • Representative of RIMOWA, initiated an unfair competition initiated by a Chinese enterprise, and won the lawsuit, which was selected as “2017 Excellent Cases of Trademark Association"

    Awards:

      • Recommended Trademark Lawyers in China by Who's Who Legal Magazine under The International Bar Association Every Year from 2009 to 2022

      • The Directory Of National Overseas Intellectual Property Dispute Response And Guidance Experts Issued By The State Intellectual Property Office In 2019

      • Top 50 IP Leading Individuals 2018-2019 By Zhichanli And IPR Daily

      • "2015 China's Most Noticeable Intellectual Property Lawyers" by MIP Magazine

      • IP Star 2014 - The 40 Chinese Experts by MIP Magazine

      • Expert in The Intellectual Property Overseas Rights Protection Expert Database of The Ministry of Commerce In 2012


    Selected Seminars & Events:

      • 2017. 5-11 “Trademark Protection in China” --- China IP Road Show by US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

      • 2014.4      “The Amendment  to the China Trademark Law”--- Trademark Journal of China Intellectual Property News 

      • 2013. 12  “Application of Principle of Good Faith on the New Trademark Law ” ---The High-Level Forum of China Intellectual Property Law Application,  Beijing

      • 2013. 10   “The Amendment to the China Trademark Law” ---The International Trademark Association Summit, Miami

      • 2012.10    “The Legal Liability of the Internet Service Provider”---United States-China Intellectual Property Adjudication Conference, Beijing

      • 2012. 9    “Intellectual Property Protection in China”---Legal Strategy Seminar, Amsterdam

      • 2010. 11  “Intellectual Property Protection in China”--- International Bar Association 2010, Tokyo

      • 2009. 4    “Intellectual Property Protection in China (3)”---European Intellectual Property Summit, Montreux

      • 2008. 4    “Intellectual Property Protection in China (4)”---European Intellectual Property Summit, Montreux

      • 2007. 6   “The New Progress of Chinese Intellectual Property Laws”---China-Japan-South Korea Intellectual Property Summit, Seoul

      • 2007.4     “Intellectual Property Protection in China (1)”--- European Intellectual Property Summit, Monte Carlo

      • 2005.1      “Patent Litigation in China (2)”---American Intellectual Property Attorneys Annual Conference,  Orlando

      • 2004. 10  “Patent Litigation in China (2)”---American Intellectual Property Attorneys Annual Conference,  Washington