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Katherine Yao

Senior Partner


Working Language

  • - Chinese
  • - English


  • Senior Partner of Shanghai Hansheng Law Offices
    Executive Director of Shanghai Hansheng Intellectual Property Law Center
    Guest Professor of Law Department of Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
    Member of the expert group of Overseas Rights Protection Department of Shanghai Trademark Association
    Member of the expert group of Shanghai International Trade Service Base for Overseas Intellectual Property Rights Protection
    Member of the expert database of Science and Technology Committee of Jiading District, Shanghai
    People's mediator in Pudong New District, Shanghai

Practice performance:

  • Ms. Yao specialized in Operation and Management of the Intellectual Property, Securitization of the Intellectual Property, Domestic and Foreign Layout of the Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Protection Strategies, etc.
  • With in-depth study of the Intellectual Property system in China, Ms. Yao practices in a wide range of business with reference to Intellectual Property, involving trademark, patent, copyright, software registration, domain name, technology transfer, customs filing and unfair competition. Ms. Yao is also expert in providing Intellectual Property Layout in China as well as overseas, conducting Intellectual Property Investment and Financing as well as Investigation and negotiation of intellectual property in merger, acquisition or listing of enterprises.
  • With over 20 years of professional work experiences, Ms. Yao, representing overseas clients, has successfully resolved trademark and copyright cases such as ‘LAND ROVER路虎’, ‘LV路易威登’, ‘VOLVO沃尔沃’, ‘PARKER派克’, ‘Ingersoll Rand英格索兰’, ‘DELL戴尔’, ‘LEXMARK’, ‘HELLO KITTY’, ‘贵格’, ‘杰尼亚’, ‘DISNEY’and several patent and trade secret cases of well-known multinational companies. Not only overseas corporations benefit from Ms. Yao’s expertise, she also assists numerous famous domestic enterprises such as Shanghai Electric Group, Shanghai Yuyuan Co., LTD and Shimao Group to establish and implement layout of the domestic and worldwide Intellectual Property and to issue Intellectual Property securities. Moreover, Ms. Yao provide many listed companies with professional legal advices on the FTO investigations of their core technology and industry technical analysis.


  • University of Wisconsin, JD

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