Shanghai Patent & Trademark Law Office, LLC (SPTL), founded in 1984, is an international IP firm in China. We are approaching overseas and domestic clients with full-range IP services at one point of contact, which cover IP strategic planning, filing and prosecution, exploitation and enforcement, etc. SPTL is headquartered in Shanghai, winged by the Beijing and Hong Kong offices. Over the last three decades, SPTL has developed an extensive network with thousands of clients and associates across 100+ countries and districts.

 SPTL is committed to its philosophy of “Value Your Idea by Superior Services”. To this end, we are maximizing clients’ IP portfolios with our integrated and conscientious expertise and helping clients move forward towards their goals.

 SPTL has a staff of around 300, including nearly 200 patent attorneys, trademark practitioners and qualified legal professionals. The IP professionals mostly have overseas studies and/or work experience in the IP sector.

 SPTL features efficient internal management spanning from formalities, quality control, personnel training to information security. Through customized team services and paperless digitalization management, we assist overseas and domestic clients, including MNC’s Asia-Pacific or Chinese headquarters, R&D centers, JVs, WOFEs in China in diverse IP areas. Our head office is located in South China which is a vibrant frontier for IPRs creation and enforcement and we are therefore of plentiful IP experience and credentials with the geographic advantages.

 SPTL is greatly involved in international and domestic IP events. We are currently members of International Trademark Association (INTA), International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Licensing Executives Society (LES), Vice Chancellor of China Intellectual Property Society (CIPS), Vice Chairman of All-China Patent Attorneys Association (ACPAA), Vice Chairman of China Trademark Association (CTA) and Vice Chairman of Trademark Attorneys Sub-Association (CTA).


What we provide for clients

SPTL provides a full range of quality IP services with a client-oriented streamlined solution, covering: 

IP Strategic Planning and Consulting strategic planning, portfolio management, IP landscaping, risk opinions, licensing, assignment, counseling, etc.

IP Application and Registration patent applications, trademark registrations, software copyright registration, integrated circuit layout registration, domain name registration, annuity/renewal management, etc.

IP Search and Analysis pre-filing clearance search, FTO search and analysis, prior art search and analysis for invalidation, techno-legal assessment, due diligence, etc.

IP Enforcement and Litigation (in collaboration with Shanghai Yiping Law Office) enforcement, counterfeiting investigation, evidence collection, negotiation, administrative enforcement, judicial and administrative litigation, customs protection, etc.

IP Training & Seminar


What we provide for employees

SPTL advocates “joyful work and healthy life” and creates a professional, harmonious, organized and proactive atmosphere. With SPTL, a broad career path, on-going job training and smooth communication décor can be found. The SPTL people avail themselves of annual trainings home and abroad, versatile club activities, annual physical examinations, family day events, etc. in the corporate care culture.

What we provide for the society

SPTL organizes large-scale nonprofit IP seminars and small IP workshops every year. We offer to the public free IP consulting services and bona fide legal assistance. Our social responsibilities also cover annual donations to the villages and students in need, contributions to social charities, blood donations, traffic volunteering and doing-good-deeds activities.  

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