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Thomson Reuters' ALB ranks Lawjay Partners among Top 10 Firms to Watch


Lawjay Partners was recently ranked by Asian Legal Business (ALB) as among the ALB China 2017 Firms to Watch. ALB is owned by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, providing cutting-edge industrial updates and legal ratings.

ALB China Firms to Watch is an annual ranking of the top 10 excellent boutique and specialized Chinese law firms that have ten or less partners across their Asia offices. ALB’s research team selected the ten firms by rating them based on the combination of ALB’s stock of industry knowledge with news reports, general buzz around some firms and publicly available information. The list and profiles of all ten awardees are published in ALB China Magazine’s January 2017 issue.

ALB selected Lawjay Partners for, among others, providing legal services across the fields of trademarks, patents, copyright, unfair competition, computer software and technology in line with the principle of ‘professionalism, pragmatism, high efficiency, and pursuit of excellence’; having many lawyers that have doctorate law degrees and/or foreign graduate degrees; having bilingual lawyers that advice on and represent international clients in IP matters and proceeding; and the recent series of victories the firm had won world famous brands.

When asked by ALB about his view on boutique law firms, the firm's managing partner James Luo remarked, “I prefer to call them ‘specialized law firms.’ China is presently in great need of specialized law intellectual property law firms that can meet the IP protection needs of multinational companies and large innovative Chinese enterprises.”

 Lawjay Partners is among China’s top IP law firms and is most known for litigation related to trademarks, copyright and unfair competition. The firm handles among the world’s most famous brands and consistently garners excellent reviews from The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, WTR 1000, MIP and Legalband.

 Among the recent triumphs that Lawjay Partners had won for top luxury brands include: obtaining an award of RMB 4.3 million in damages in a landmark trademark infringement case where an online service provider was held jointly and severally liable, winning a lawsuit against an OEM that exports counterfeits, and a victorious trademark infringement and unfair competition action against a popular e-commerce platform selling fake luxury goods. Likewise, the Supreme Court and the PRC National Bar Association respectively ranked a trademark case that the firm handled as among the 2014 Top 10 IP Litigation Cases in China, and LVM’s landlord liability cases have been ranked as among the QBCP Top 10 Best Practice Cases for 2015-2016 and the Top 50 Best Practices IP Litigation Cases in China for 2014, while other cases were ranked as Top 10 IP Litigation Cases in other provinces.

 Dr. James Luo, the firm’s managing partner, is counsel of choice for top international luxury brands, and is recognized as among China’s leading IP lawyers by Chambers and Partners, World Trademark Review, Who’s Who Legal, Legalband and MIP among others. James Luo presently sits as a legal expert of the Supreme Court’s IP Case Law Center expert advisers committee and was recognized by the Beijing Bar Association as among the Top 10 IP Lawyers in Beijing.