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Shanghai, China, 200051
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Current position: Partner
Practice area/industry focus: Intellectual property, dispute resolution
Career highlights: Frank Liu is a partner at ’Tiantai Law Firm Shanghai office. Mr Liu is skilled in successfully handling challenging litigation matters of all types, especially IP-related cases. He has handled over 100 civil lawsuits and is regularly praised for his excellent trial skills. Before entering private practice, he spent five years working as a court judge. He is entrusted by many leading Chinese and international corporations to provide advice and counsel on their trademark, patent, domain name, copyright, unfair competition and licensing matters. Although obtaining substantial compensation for intellectual property infringement is challenging in China, Mr Liu has helped secure over $1 million compensation in both trademark and patent infringement cases. He also has a strong reputation for arbitration and negotiation work. He regularly advises clients on challenging contract disputes and their daily business operations.
During his distinguished career, Mr Liu has won a number of high profile cases. In the trademark infringement and unfair competition case recognised by China Business Law Journal as IP deal of the year in 2013, he represented a Fortune 500 company against the local infringers. The case lasted for five years through a complex trial procedure from the intermediate court to the retrial at the Supreme Court, after which his client successfully received a favourable judgment. He represented a beverage company in bottle design utility model infringement litigation that successfully settled when the defendants agreed to provide $1.5 million in compensation. He helped secure well-known recognition for Lenovo in administrative litigation against the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB), while successfully opposing a trademark application filed by a manufacturer of eye glasses. Mr Liu acted as local counsel for a US apparel brand to successfully secure a judgment by the Chinese court to confirm and enforce a $1.7 million arbitration award.
Due to the high recognition of the value of his work by his clients, Mr Liu has been recognised as Leading Lawyer for dispute resolution, litigation and intellectual property in China by Asialaw Leading Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018; recognised by China Business Law Journal as one of 'China's Top 100 Lawyers' in 2016 and 2017; selected as one of the world's leading trademark lawyers by Who's Who Legal in 2017 and 2018; and, shortlisted as a 'Rising Star' for IP in 2014 and selected as a Leading Lawyer in the practice of IP by China Law & Practice in 2014. His professional competence has also been recognised by Asia Pacific Legal 500, Chambers Asia Pacific, World Trademark Review and Global Law Experts.
基于客户对其专业能力的认可，刘建强律师被国际权威法律评级机构《亚洲法律评论》(AsiaLaw Profiles)评为2013、2014、2015、2016、2017及2018年度中国诉讼、争端解决及知识产权领域领先律师；2016年及2017年连续被《商法》（China Business Law Journal）评为中国“法律精英100强”（China’s Top100 Lawyers）；2017及2018年入选世界知名法律刊物Who’s Who Legal全球杰出商标律师；2014年被《中国法律与实践》（China Law & Practice）评为知识产权领域的领先律师并同时获明日之星提名；此外，在《亚太法律500强》(Asia Pacific Legal 500)，《钱伯斯（亚太）》(Chambers Asia Pacific)，《世界商标评论》(World Trademark Review)及《全球法律专家》(Global Law Experts)等媒体上也得到推荐介绍。
Asialaw Leading Lawyer 2018 in Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution & Litigation and Intellectual Property