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Helen Xia


Helen Xia
English, Chinese
Practice Group
Intellectual Property

As a partner in our IPMT Group, Helen focuses her practice on contentious and non-contentious IP works involving trademarks, copyright, patents, unfair competition and IP licensing.

She brings extensive experience in IP litigation, portfolio management, obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights, and commercial licensing in a wide range of industries. Helen has strong experience in IP litigation and has advised clients on administrative, civil, and criminal litigation involving IP infringement in China.

In addition, she has also regularly advised clients on their domestic and global IP portfolio management, developing brand protection strategies, and enforcing their intellectual property rights. The clients she represents are from a wide range of industries, including construction, mining, fashion, food, multimedia, telecommunications, computer and entertainment.

Helen serves as a director of Hogan Lovells (Shanghai) Intellectual Property Agency Service Co., Ltd., an IP service affiliate established under Hogan Lovells International LLP.

Helen is qualified to practice both in the PRC and the state of New York, USA. She has an LLB from Shandong University and an LLM from Peking University. She also has an LLM from the University of Michigan, USA. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Helen worked at a boutique IP law firm in New York. Helen speaks native Mandarin and fluent English.

Representative experience

Managing Caterpillar's Chinese IP portfolio, and handling its IP prosecution and litigation matters in China.

Advising a famous US-based movie studio in complex trademark litigation against a series of infringing entertainment complexes.

Advising a US health-centric real estate development service provider on portfolio management (including strategic advice regarding certification marks) and cross-border commercial IP.

Acting for one of the largest U.S. film and entertainment companies to successfully defend a copyright infringement claim raised by a Chinese writer.

Acted for a major U.S. hardware manufacturer and software developer on a copyright infringement litigation in China.

Acting for a Sweden-based power tool manufacturer on various IP-related matters, including trademark infringements, misuse of company name, etc.

Advising several world leading institutions on branding protection and commercial IP advice.

Acting for different clients on trademark filings, oppositions, cancellations, customs-related IP protections and enforcing trademark rights at trade fairs and exhibitions in China.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., University of Michigan, 2005
  • LL.M., Peking University, 2002
  • LL.B., Shandong University, 1998


  • International Trademark Association (INTA)

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
  • People's Republic of China
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