Dr. Leslie Xu has been focusing on intellectual property (IP) related practice and research since 2013. His practice areas cover the overall strategy of IP prosecution and enforcement, trademark and copyright infringement litigation and non-litigation dispute resolution, IP administrative protection, IP due diligence, IP licensing, online IP protection, domain name dispute resolution, anti-unfair competition, antitrust, etc. The sectors he serves include consumption and retail, manufacturing, leisure and catering, industry, technology, finance, energy, advertising, etc.
Dr. Xu has helped many clients, including Fortune 500 companies and start-ups, to formulate comprehensive IP protection strategies, and helped clients maintain IP rights in China through administrative, judicial channels, and beyond. During his work in Germany, he assisted several large Chinese companies in investment projects in Germany and Europe and provided local IP-related legal services. In addition, he has also provided IP due diligence services for investment and M&A projects of many well-known multinational companies, as well as filed applications for antitrust review of simple cases of concentration of undertakings.
Dr. Xu is a Humboldt Scholar and postdoctoral researcher. He was once sponsored by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange and ECUPL and engaged in academic research at the University of Warsaw and UC Berkeley. He was also awarded the 2021/22 German Chancellor Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and involved in academic research at the renowned Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition as a guest researcher. Much of his research output and interests focus on IP law’s implications for society. He is particularly proficient in trademark law and is familiar with US, EU, and German trademark law.