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Edward Yao

Associate
+86.10.5817.6110
Fax +86.10.8518.9299
Edward Yao is an associate in Beijing office of K&L Gates. His practice includes various intellectual property-related matters as well as dispute resolution.

He focuses his practice on IP creation, protection and enforcement, anti-counterfeiting, litigation, dispute resolution and licensing programs in China. He specializes in developing and implementing comprehensive and effective IP strategies for multinational corporations.

He has represented some of the world’s most famous brands (including the Top 10 brands) in a broad range of industries, including but not limited to technology, financial services, wine, education, clothing and luxury goods, pharmaceutical, hospitality, food and restaurant services. He handled a number of high profile cases in China, including obtaining the title of well-known trademark.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Yao was an attorney at law and head of the trademark group at a Chinese law firm based in Beijing. In addition, he was a lawyer and trademark attorney at two Chinese law firms. Mr. Yao was also an intern for the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China.

Additional Information

  • Lawyer License Certificate
  • Legal Qualification Certificate
  • TEM8
  • Advised multinational corporations on a wide range of IP issues in China, in both contentious and non contentious matters;
  • Representing an international petroleum company to successfully recognize its mark as well-known trademark;
  • Representing an international IT company to successfully recognize its mark as well-known trademark;
  • Representing an international hotel brand owner to fight against the infringements in China, and successfully canceling the trade name of one infringer based on trademark rights in litigation proceedings;
  • Advising an international clothing company to solve the dispute on the payment of royalty in China;
  • Advising an international hotel brand owner to license its trademarks to Chinese companies.