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Managing IP name JunHe’s Xu Chumeng (Jessica) and Sun Tao as “Trademark Stars”


Recently, “Managing IP”, a leading international intellectual property journal, announced their IP Stars 2022 Trademark Rankings. JunHe's intellectual property (IP) team made the list, and for the second time, JunHe partners Ms. XU, Chumeng (Jessica) and Mr. SUN, Tao were named as “Trademark Stars”.

Providing trademark related legal services is an important part of JunHe's intellectual property (IP) business.  The IP team focus on the confirmation and protection of trademark rights, and covers intellectual property for clients across various industries in areas such as unfair competition, copyright, and domain names. For assisting clients in obtaining trademark rights and exercising and protecting trademark rights, to formulating intellectual property protection strategies and building compliance systems, JunHe has been highly recognized by numerous domestic and foreign clients for its full-process, professional and efficient legal services. One of the greatest strengths of JunHe’s IP team is helping customers maximize their brand's commercial value.

XU, Chumeng (Jessica)

Ms. XU, Chumeng (Jessica) is the head of JunHe's trademark team and is also the Secretary-General of the Intellectual Property Professional Committee of the National Lawyers Association. She was selected in the 1,000-person foreign-related talent pool of the Ministry of Justice of the PRC.

Ms. Xu has over 20 years of experience in IP litigation and non-litigation and has led or participated in handling tens of thousands of IP cases. She has experience in complicated trademark cases and her knowledge of  China's intellectual property legal theory and practice in areas such as trademark, copyright, and anti-unfair competition is unsurpassed. Ms. Xu has provided comprehensive intellectual property protection advice and strategies for many well-known multinational companies, and has assisted clients such as BMW, Jeep, Buick, Mark Kay, Benz and Chimelong to obtain trademark recognition. Many of the litigation cases she has represented have been selected by the Supreme People’s Court in their top ten intellectual property cases. 

Today's achievement is due to Ms. Xu's outstanding work for over 20 years. Since 2010, Ms. Xu has been consistently recognized by the prominent legal journal Chambers as a leading IP litigation and non-litigation lawyer in Asia. Since 2011, she has been rated for 12 consecutive years by the World Trademark Review magazine as a Tier 1 leading trademark practitioner. In 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021, she was ranked first in the “ALB China Top 15 Intellectual Property Lawyers” and in 2018 she was named in the list of “ALB China Top 15 Female Lawyers”. For three consecutive years, Asialaw Profiles named Ms. Xu a “Top Lawyer” and since 2017, she has been honored six times by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a “Key Recommended Lawyer in China”.

The latest edition of the Chambers Greater China Region Guide 2022 states that: XU, Chumeng (Jessica) is regularly sought out by foreign clients for trademark matters. She has noteworthy expertise handling related prosecution, opposition and invalidation matters. One client notes her as an "excellent and very professional" lawyer.

SUN, Tao

Mr. SUN, Tao specializes in providing legal services in the areas of intellectual property and dispute resolution and is a member of the Trademark Law Professional Committee of the Beijing Lawyers Association.  He has represented many domestic and foreign large-scale enterprises in intellectual property disputes regarding trademarks, copyrights, domain names and unfair competition and provides legal services for daily consultation, application, objection, disputes, litigation and other matters. Mr. Tao has handled many intellectual property cases that  have been named in lists such as "The Most Influential Foreign-Related IP Cases of Beijing", “A Sample Trademark Infringement Case of SAIC”, and “A Guiding Case of the Supreme Court” and he has successfully obtained prominent trademark protection for Ferrero, China General Nuclear Power and Huntsman. Mr. Tao serves as a member of the expert group of the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Due to his professional and first-class legal services, Mr. Tao has been recognized many times as an outstanding lawyer in the field of intellectual property and has been acknowledged by leading legal media journals such as ALB and The Legal 500. He was named as one of the top lawyers in the list of “China’s Top 50 Intellectual Property Lawyers”.by the  prominent domestic media journal“IPLEAD” 

In the latest World Trademark Review 1000 Ranking released in 2022, Mr. Tao won the “Silver-Individual” in “Enforcement and Litigation” and “Prosecution and Strategy”. The media journal praised him as“a seasoned IP lawyer with a razor-sharp understanding of Chinese trademark and competition law”。

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.