Helen Xia (Shanghai IP Agency)

Helen Xia (Shanghai IP Agency)


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +86 10 6582 9488

Fax +86 10 6582 9499

LanguagesEnglish, Chinese, Mandarin

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

“Helen Xia is an outstanding attorney who regularly impresses me with her always-excellent preparation and responsiveness, the thoughtfulness of her advice, the clarity of her communication, and the percentage of successful outcomes achieved.”

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2022

As Head of our IPMT Group in Asia, Helen Xia 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 in sophisticated hijacking and infrinement cases. The clients she represents are from a wide range of industries, including construction & mining, fashion, food, multimedia, telecommunications, computers, 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 (United States). She has an LLB from Shandong University and an LLM from Peking University. She also has an LLM from the University of Michigan (United States). Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Helen worked at a boutique IP law firm in New York. Helen speaks native Mandarin and fluent English.

Awards and recognitions


Next Generation Partners, China
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific


Leading individual for enforcement and litigation in China: Foreign
WTR 1000


Leading individual for prosecution and strategy in China: Foreign
WTR 1000


Innovative Practitioners
Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers for 2020


Leading Trademarks Lawyer, China
Who's Who Legal

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

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.

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