In January 2023, China Business Law Journal issued its annually publication - The A-List. Managing Partner Simon Tsi and Founding Partner Spring Chang of Chang Tsi & Partners have been listed as China's Elite Lawyers.
Please note that 1-2 January 2023 has been declared as Public Holiday. Therefore, National Intellectual Property Administration of China, Chinese courts, as well as our offices will be closed during this period. All deadlines falling on a holiday will be automatically extended. Should you have any urgent cases, please let us have your instructions ahead of the holidays.
Please note that 2 November 2022 has been declared as Public Holiday by Macao Government. Therefore, Economic and Technological Development Bureau of Macao, as well as our Macao office will be closed during this period. All deadlines falling on a holiday will be automatically extended. Should you have any urgent cases, please let us have your instructions ahead of the holidays.
Beginning on December 3, 2022, trademark applicants will have three months (with a possible three-month extension), instead of the current six months, to respond to office actions issued during the examination of a trademark application at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). This change only applies to office actions issued on or after December 3.
Leadership means I need to work hard as a role model to set a good example to others at the firm. It also implies a full range of abilities, from client care and marketing to management, as well as a broad expertise in the IP field. Since IP legislation and practice keep changing in China and the rest of the world, it also means a strong ability to learn and improve so as not to be left behind. In essence, it means a lot of effort and hard work.
Named the World's Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer by Chambers & Partners, Spring Chang has advised and represented numerous world's leading firms in a wide array of business sectors such as electronics, consumer, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, apparel, and jewelry. Today's interview brings Spring's personal story as a female lawyer and her efforts on promoting diversity at Chang Tsi & Partners.