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Shawn Tao

Attorney At Law

E-mail: litigation5@changtsi.com
Phone: +8610 88369999

Since 2015, Shawn Tao has been engaged in intellectual property rights and earned lots of experiences. His main business scope includes registratgion and protection of trademark, copyright, domain name,Customs IP protection, unfair competition(related to IP),litigations. He was awarded as the "Outstanding Employee at ChangTsi & Partners" in 2019.

Practice Areas

  • Registratgion and protection of trademark, copyright, domain name,Customs IP protection, unfair competition(related to IP), litigations

Professional  Experiences

  • Chang Tsi & Partners, Attorney at Law

Representative  Cases

  • In the trademark refusal case, win a favorable judgment for the client IFIXIT. The applied mark and the cited mark are similar, and our negotiation for the letter of consent with the onwer of the cited mark went not smooth. Through careful searches, Shawn Tao located that the owner has been canceled its AIC registration, with the new findings and related case laws searches, Shawn Tao successfully convince the judge to believe the registration of the applied mark will not bring confusion among the public with the cited mark. In the end, the judge approved the applied mark's registration.
  • Win 2 trademark invalidation cases for client ITW. Successully convinced the court to hold that ITW's prior use of Buildex on fastener(nails) has certian fame in the fields and ITW's registration for Buildex in Class 7 are similar to Hangzhou Chuangyi's forestalled registrations for "Buildex and Design" and "Builder and Design" in Class 6. Clean up the obstacles for ITW's application for BUILDEX on fastener(nails), the goods of ITW's core interest.
  • Successfully purchased two LUDENS trademarks at the reasonable price from the local registrant on behalf of PRESTIGE BRANDS INTERNATIONAL, INC.  Clean up the obstacles/risks for the client's entering into China for its Luden's brand products.

Selected Awards

  • Outstanding Employee at ChangTsi & Partners

Education

  • MUC, L.L.M (2015)
  • Northwest University of Politics and Law, Bachelor of Laws (2013)

Bar Admission

  • China Bar(2017)

Team Overview

With over 350 legal professionals with a diversified background, Chang Tsi & Partners offers clients deep expertise and professional experience, leading to successful legal solutions. Our attorneys are always praised for their sharp insights into the policy, and their pragmatic commercial awareness. Qualified to practice in other jurisdictions, our attorneys can maximize the profit of clients in different areas.