Associate, Intellectual Property and Technology - Beijing

Intellectual Property & Technology

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Intellectual Property & Technology




Beijing, China



The role

DLA Piper's Intellectual Property and Technology Practice (IPT), is one of the most widely recognized providers of a full range of commercial, intellectual property law, privacy, sourcing and technology law services for leading businesses worldwide.       Our IPT practice has nearly 500 dedicated lawyers in more than 24 countries providing litigation related and strategic commercial advice to a wide range of industries. Intellectual property has become one of the most critical legal areas as companies continue to expand and protect their technologies, brands, products, data and services around the globe.       Working within a close knit team you will have all the resources of working for one of the world's largest law firms. You will be advising high profile clients from a wide variety of industries.       MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
  • Working with a range of clients including large multi-national organisations
  • Assisting clients on trademark related matters including strategic advisory, prosecution, and administrative litigation work
  • Exposure to all areas of IP laws
  • Preparing and reviewing legal documents in English and Chinese 
  • 3 - 5 years' post qualification experience 
  • PRC Bar qualification or other jurisdictions
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Chinese 
  • Solid experience in the area of trademark prosecution
  • Working experience in an international law firm preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Reliable and professional manner
  • High standard of client service and responsiveness
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team 
ABOUT US      DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world.  We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering  practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.   OUR VALUES   In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:
  • Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in
  • Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big
  • Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION     At DLA Piper we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.    We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent.  Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.   PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING     In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.