CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office has three offices spanning across Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. One of the first state-owned IP firms to commence operation in China, the IP team is large with 303 lawyers and attorneys combined; including staff brings that to 522. It has a strong reputation for its ability in patents, employing experts with backgrounds encompassing prominent industries of mechanical engineering, electronics and biotechnology. The firm represents clients such as ExxonMobil and BMW.
Known to have a solid trade mark and patent prosecution practice, the firm is also known for representing clients in contentious matters and court litigation. The firm represented a local pharmaceutical company before the Supreme People's Court (SPC), with the court choosing the case as one of the top IP cases of 2011.
Chumeng Xu successfully represented BMW in its appeal against a trade mark opposition decision for BMW's Chinese name baoma. The trial court refused to grant baoma broader protection on different classes of products. The firm subsequently succeeded on appeal in establishing baoma as a well-known trade mark, cancelling similar trade marks that covered other goods and services.