With over 200 dedicated professionals, Beijing East IP has helped a full spectrum of clients – from startups to Fortune 500 corporations to domestic multinational companies – on their intellectual property issues in China.
Austin began his career as a trademark attorney at the firm’s Trademark, Copyright, and Legal Department since 2011. Austin also serves as a member in the Parallel Imports Committee at INTA (International Trademark Association).
As a trademark attorney, Austin is responsible for trademark prosecution, enforcement, and litigation before the Chinese Trademark Office (CTMO), the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB), and the People’s Courts. Majority of Austin’s works deal with Fortune 500 and other worldwide famous brands’ trademark portfolios in the field of Internet, social medial, mechanical devices, hospitality, and other areas. Austin joined the firm’s business development team as one of the business development manager in 2013 and is now responsible for the firm’s U.S. client matters. In his role, Austin endeavored his time in understanding the client’s needs, analyzing each client’s different circumstances before and after they enter China. Follow up to provide the latest, detailed legal and industry information in every client’s particular field of technology. Austin also assists the client to relocate the firm’s best resources according to each client’s existing and potential new demand in each phase of their operations in China.
Austin speaks fluent English.