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Nancy Qu

Advisor | Attorney At Law | Patent Attorney

E-mail: nancyqu@changtsi.com
Phone: +86 10 88369999

Nancy Qu focuses on the prosecution and enforcement of multiple intellectual property rights, including trademark, patent, copyright, domain name, unfair competition, etc. Ms. Qu has 10 years of experience as a qualified litigation lawyer and patent attorney. She is experienced in the development of strategy and practice in patent and trademark administrative lawsuits, civil lawsuits against infringement of IP rights, enforcement of effective judgments or verdicts, as well as in negotiation strategy. Specifically, she is skilled at handling complicated and difficult IP infringement cases. Ms. Qu has successfully helped to protect the IP rights of many Fortune 500 companies, and to prevent the clients’ market from being influenced by infringers in China. Nancy Qu is fluent in English and Chinese.

Practice Areas

  • Specialized in many aspects of intellectual property, including prosecution, enforcement and dispute resolution of trademarks, copyrights, and domain names.

Professional Experiences

  • Advisor/ Attorney at Law/ Patent Attorney, Chang Tsi & Partners
  • Law and Patent Attorney, Lian and Lien IP Attorneys, Beijing, China

Education

  • L.L.M., Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (2007)
  • B.S., Henan University, Kaifeng, China (1996)

Representative Cases

  • The civil case of Graco vs. Shanghai Sanqi Spray Equipment Co., Ltd. regarding infringement of distinctive name and trade dress, where Ms. Qu represented Graco to convince the Court to determine Sanqi's infringement, fully support the Graco's claims, and award damages of CNY 4 million to Graco;
  • The civil case of Carlisle Fluid Technologies, Inc. vs. Xianju County Tewei Pneumatic Tools, Co., Ltd. and its affiliated companies regarding the trademark "DEVILBISS" infringement and unfair competition of Carlyle's distinctive name, packaging and trade dress, where Ms. Qu represented Carlisle to convince the court of first instance to determine the Defendant's infringement and award damages of CNY 1 million; and won a further victory in the appeal by urging the court of second instance to award damages of CNY 3 million on the basis of ascertaining the Defendant's infringement;
  • The civil case of Guinness World Records vs. Chery Automobile regarding trademark infringement and unfair competition dispute, where Ms. Qu represented the Plaintiff to convince the Court of first instance to determine the Defendant's infringement and award damages of CNY 2.12 million;
  • The civil case of Skechers against Spieth & Wensky regarding the trademark "S" infringement, where Ms. Qu represented Skechers to convince the Court to determine the Defendant's infringement and award damages of CNY 2 million;
  • Multiple civil lawsuits for Premark FEG LLC vs. Shanghai Veetsan Commercial Machine Co., Ltd. regarding Defendant's patent infringement, trademark infringement and unfair competition, where Ms. Qu represented the Plaintiff to prevent invalidation of the Plaintiff's two patents from the Defendant, and helped the Plaintiff to obtain favorable results through mediation and receive the compensation timely paid by the Defendant;
  • 4 civil lawsuits for Zhengzhou Zhongyuan against PetroChina regarding the ownership of 4 patents filed by PetroChina, where Ms. Qu represented the Defendant to convince the court to make a decision that the technical solutions of the Defendant's 4 patents were different from those of the Plaintiff's patents, and thus all of the Plaintiff's claims were rejected.
  • The civil lawsuit of DEMATIC International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. against Guangzhou Dematic Packaging System Co., Ltd. regarding infringement of trade name, where Ms. Qu on behalf of the Plaintiff won the case of both first and second instance.
  • The civil lawsuit of Dalian Shengya Tourism Holdings Co., Ltd. against Gansu Jianrong Cultural Tourism Development Co., Ltd regarding copyright infringement and unfair competition, where Ms. Qu worked as the attorney of the Plaintiff;
  • The administrative lawsuit as represented by Ms. Qu for Honeywell International, regarding a Review of Opposition against "GARRETT in Chinese", where the court recognized that the designated goods, "lubricant", in Class 4 of the opposed mark, were similar to the designated goods and services in Classes 7, 12, and 37 in the name of Honeywell;
  • The administrative lawsuit as represented by Ms. Qu for South Wall Technologies Inc., the Plaintiff, regarding a Review Decision on Official Rejection of the trademark "XIR", where the court recognized that "XIR" did not have a definite meaning and was therefore not representative or descriptive of materials or technology, thus allowing for registration of the XIR trademark;
  • The administrative lawsuit of Kohler Co. against the Patent Reexamination Board regarding patent invalidation, where Ms. Qu on behalf of the Plaintiff won the case of both first and second instances, so that the customer's important product design was maintained; and
  • The criminal case of 3M against Ying Xiaoming and Lv Jingli for the crime of selling the goods bearing counterfeit trademarks, where Ms. Qu, as the attorney of the Plaintiff, provided comprehensive assistance to the authorities during the PSB investigation, PP prosecution, and court proceedings, and urged the court to decide that the two Defendants committed the crime of selling the goods bearing counterfeit trademarks, sentence Ying Xiaoming to 3 years of imprisonment and Lv Jingli to 1.5 years of imprisonment, and impose a fine of CNY 170, 000 for each Defendant, i.e. CNY 340, 000 in total.

Bar Admission

  • China Bar (2006)
  • Chinese Patent Bar (2006)

Publications

  • Redefining English Words in Chinese to Support Trademark Proceedings
    China Business Law Journal, Dec. 2013

Team Overview

Chang Tsi & Partners is proud of our excellent team of attorneys. Our attorneys are international, professional, well-educated and experienced in handling all types of commercial matters. Our partners include a few of the earliest legal practitioners in in China. Before they went into private practice, most of our partners served at government organs, judicial institutions, and/or big corporations and are thus very familiar with the internal mechanisms of these organizations. They also have established extensive, close contacts within these organizations. So our partners have the ability to integrate their social resources and create synergy to maximize the benefits for our clients.

Chang Tsi & Partners currently employs a total of 200 attorneys, agents and foreign consultants. The majority of our lawyers hold master's degrees and above, from prestigious law schools both domestic and international. Some of our lawyers have studied and/or worked abroad and have qualified as lawyers and patent agents in America and Canada.

At Chang Tsi, we highly value teamwork and cooperation. We also stress sharing of resources and experience in order to provide our clients with the best services. Their years of practice and extensive experience working with foreign firms, make our attorneys well-qualified to handle the most complicated and challenging legal matters for clients all over the world.