Named the World's Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer by Chambers & Partners, founding partner Spring Chang is a razor-sharp IP attorney who has advised and represented hundreds of major electronics, consumer, pharmaceutical, apparel and jewelry companies in the Chinese market, as well as Chinese companies overseas. Chang is well known for representing Best Buy in a precedent-setting trademark case that prompted China's Supreme Court to re-evaluate the kinds of evidence to consider in IP decisions.
She has been regularly ranked as the only trademark lawyer in the Band 1 tier of Chambers and Partners' Chinese legal listings—the publication praises her "great judgment" and "wealth of experience in serving well-known multinationals". Chang has earned an international reputation for creativity and efficiency during more than two decades of practice
One of the most influential IP attorneys in the world, Founding Partner Spring Chang has been representing hundreds of the world’s leading firms in a wide array of business sectors such as consumer products, apparels, electronics, pharmaceuticals and jewelries. Her razor-sharp judgments as well as extensive knowhows in trademark and design patent law provide clients tailored legal solutions in a rapidly changing Chinese market.
Recognized as a “Elite Practitioner” by Asia Law Leading Lawyers as well as one of the “Influential Women in IP” and “Best Women Lawyers in China” by WIPR and Thomson Reuters ALB, Spring is also a competent public speaker and lecturer who has been invited constantly by renowned legal associations worldwide such as INTA, AIPLA, AIPPI, PLI and ABA to share her knowledge and insights with global legal experts.
1992 until now
Founding Partner, Chang Tsi & Partners, Beijing, China
Partner, Globe-Law Law Firm, Beijing, China
Visiting Attorney, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu
Attorney at Law, Patent and Trademark Firm of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Agent, State Planning Committee, General Office
L.L.M., China University of Political Science and Law (1991)
L.L.B. Liaoning University (1988)
How Rising Filing Rates are Challenging Protection -CHINA IP FOCUS 2014;
Protecting Your Brand Under the New Rules -China Law & Practice IP Focus 2014.
The First Domain Name Dispute Case in China, Running to Catch Up (Hong Kong) -IP ASIA;
Trademark Protection - Asia Law & Practice
Protecting Intellectual Property Rights at Exhibitions-IP Review 2006;
Protect Your Trademark From Genericide - Asian Legal Business;
Trademark Protection - Asia Law & Practice;
INTA (Member of Famous and Well-Known Marks Committee)
Marques (Teams Member, 2019-2021)
Practising Law Institute (Guest Lecturer, 2021)
China Bar (1992)