Practice Areas

Industrial Sectors

Intellectual Property
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property
  • WTO/International Trade
  • Banking and Financial
  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Competition & Anti-trust
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Fund Management and Asset Management
  • Bankruptcy Reorganization and Disposal of Special Assets
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Belt and Road/FDI
  • Tax Law
Intellectual Property
  • Entertainment & Media and Internet(TMT)
  • Health Industry
  • Energy, Infrastructure & Natural Resources
  • Automobile & Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Family Wealth Management & Inheritance

Intellectual Property

Hylands’ IP business mainly focuses on IP rights such as copyrights, trademarks, patents, unfair competition, trade secrets, commercial licenses, etc., and extends to complex and comprehensive legal affairs related to IP rights including commercial transactions, investment and financing, and funds. The clients include all kinds of enterprises, institutions and individuals involved in such areas as education, culture, sports, entertainment and media, tourism, advertising, medicine, telecommunications and communications, and franchising.

Under the joint efforts of many lawyers led by IP expert Ma Xiaogang, Hylands has always been at the forefront of the industry in terms of IP litigation and non-litigation business. Hylands lawyers have witnessed the rapid development of China’s IP-related industries in recent years, and participated in this market. Hylands lawyers have amassed rich experience and won the trust of clients, becoming an outstanding legal team in this field. Moreover, Hylands lawyers in IP business have been invited to participate in national legislative activities many times. Hylands is well-known for its ability to provide clients with comprehensive IP protection solutions, as well as remarkable performance in frontier IP law fields.


“Hylands has rich expertise in IP litigation and anti-counterfeiting business. Market participants stress its rich experience in handling copyright infringement cases. Legal services provided by this team can meet the high demands of media groups, film and television production companies and well-known stars.”

— Chambers 2018



Service Area

IP application agency business

  • Trademark and patent applications and follow-up administrative procedures, copyright registration, domain name registration, IP customs protection and other services; inquiry, retrieval, and surveillance services of IP status, as well as business investigation services; legalization and combating counterfeiting and piracy services.
  • Dispute resolution

  • Dispute resolution service is IP legal services over which Hylands has great influence. In the previous IP litigation cases, Hylands represented a number of cases that promoted China’s legislation on IP, involving legal affairs in copyright and neighboring rights, trademark rights, patent rights, anti-unfair competition, antitrust, trade secrets, network domain names, licenses, customs protection, and layout design of integrated circuits. Hylands IP Department can provide services in dispute resolution analysis and countermeasures, investigation and evidence collection; represent civil and administrative litigation involving IP disputes; represent arbitration, administrative complaints, and negotiation, as well as enforcement after dispute resolution.
  • Non-litigation legal services

  • Hylands advises on corporate affairs, commercial transactions, investment matters and financing related to IP, drafts and reviews legal documents, designs related transaction programs, assists in commercial negotiations, and engages in other legal services as requested by clients.
  • Legal services on other IP

  • Compliance examination review of innovative business models; IP commercialized development, commercial market development and commercial chain operations; IP strategy and comprehensive IP protection of brands; industrial policy research and promotion of legislation.
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