Chris Smith

Chris Smith


Simone Intellectual Property Services (SIPS)

Hong Kong

25th Floor, 3 Lockhart Road, Wanchai

Hong Kong

Chris Smith

Areas of Expertise



Chris Smith is a partner at SIPS, where he advises on a wide range of intellectual property matters in China, and has been recognized as a leading practitioner in the field for trademark prosecution work. He also advises extensively on a wide range of other IP matters in China, including trademark licensing, domain name disputes, unfair competition, parallel imports and OEM manufacturing. He has represented multinationals in a wide range of industries, including consumer electronics, computer software, toys, media and entertainment, aerospace and defense, apparel, accessories and luxury goods, food and beverage, skincare and cosmetics, fast-moving consumers goods, etc. In addition to reporting directly to senior IP counsels in a number of Fortune 100 companies, he also works with SMEs. He has also formulated and managed successful defense strategies for a number of multinationals facing opportunistic lawsuits brought by trademark pirates. 


China trademark prosecution: Recent developments regarding bad faith filings

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