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AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office

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Headquarters  Beijing, China
Date founded  2002
Founded  2002
Number of offices  2
No. of attorneys  104
Founder  Xia Zheng
Number of attorneys  104
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No. of offices  2 (Beijing China and Maryland US)
Major practice areas  Intellectual Property Law

AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office (in Chinese 北京安信方达知识产权代理有限公司) is a privately owned IP law firm based in Beijing, China, with a client-supporting team in Maryland, U.S.A. The firm tops the volume statistics of the annual filings of Chinese invention patent applications, Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) international applications and overseas patent applications for domestic clients. It provides the full range of prosecution services, and shines brightest in national phase and PCT applications.



AFD China was founded in 2002 by patent attorney Xia Zheng.

As of 2016, AFD China has about 250 employees, including 69 patent attorneys, 25 apprentice patent attorneys, 37 patent engineers, 3 trademark attorneys, 7 trademark agents, and 5 attorneys-at-law.

In addition to serving as AFD China’s lead attorney and president, Zheng serves as a director of the All-China Patent Attorneys Association, a standing director of the Beijing Patent Attorneys Association and a director of the Beijing Intellectual Property Association. She is a National IP Talent named by the State Intellectual Property Office of China in 2016, an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property since 2015, and was honored for her significant contributions to the Chinese patent and IP industries by the State Intellectual Property Office of China in 2010.

Honors and Awards

AFD China is consistently recommended as a top Chinese patent and trademark law firm by Managing IP magazine, IAM Patent 1000, Asia IP, and Legal 500. The firm is also recognized by the local IP Office and Patent Attorneys Association from time to time. Its patent litigation case was promulgated as one of the 2014 Exemplary IPR Protection Case by the Beijing Higher Court.


AFD China Intellectual Property Law Office Wikipedia

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