Intellectual Property

IPR is one of the core and oldest service areas of Co-effort, the IPR team is internationally recognized. It supports clients with obtaining, protecting and managing IPR as well as preparing franchising and authorizing agreements. The firm also consults on government investigations and other issues.
Co-effort has provided litigation support to many of the world’s leading companies in the areas of online games, computer software, chemicals, pharma, IT, coating, media and e-commerce, among others. Co-effort also provides extensive non-litigation support to government agencies, trade associations, cultural organizations and initiatives.
Co-effort’s highly acclaimed IP practice prides itself in having been involved in  many historical “firsts” in the IP field of China- the first anti-trust dispute case, the only successful lawsuit against pirated software to date, the first online game case, the first final software user case and the first IPR case in the Western part of the country.


Primary IP: Obtaining Patent, Trademark and Copyright

Co-effort works with a network of professional agencies that support our clients with obtaining IPR efficiently. We coordinate IPR applications and granting in patents, trademarks, copyrights, online information dissemination, cyber domains, e-commerce, software and trade secrets.

Managing and Protecting Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights

The Co-Effort team helps clients safeguard their IP rights and resolve disputes.
assists clients with their needs relating to the transfer, utilization, management and rights protection of obtained IPR, and reducing the risks of future infringement disputes, including those by third parties
We also provide IPR infringement related services including investigations, evidence preservation, administrative disposal, fight against unfair competition and litigation remedies relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names and trade secrets.


Corporate IPR Protection Strategies

We help our clients design and execute comprehensive IPR protection strategies. Only by integrating and managing all IP resources can optimal returns be guaranteed.
We start by assessing the clients’ existing IPR system; outline proposals and plans for them to rebuild it in accordance with the assessment outcomes and specific conditions and needs of the clients; after the strategy is approved, we work with the client to effectively execute the new strategy and remain responsible for ongoing IPR management and resolution of potential IPR disputes. 

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