MAJOR PRACTICE AREA AT FIRM
Ms. Nikita Xue has been practicing in legal field in China for over 15 years since 2001, starting her work at a local notary public office in Guangzhou City, South China. Later in order to focus on IP area, she joined Rouse & Co. to explore more law practice from a different angle. Her knowledge and experience towards legal rights acquisition and protection, intellectual property dispute solutions through both judicial procedure and administrative procedure has achieved profound development in the ten years that followed, by handling hundreds of cases.
Nikita has experience in handling various kinds of disputed matters, including but not limited to trademark infringement, unfair competition, copyright infringement, anti-counterfeiting, and contractual matters. Apart from contentious matters, she is also experienced in risk assessment, on legal rights applications by providing useful advice, and during the past years’ practice, she has helped applicants from all over the world to apply for more than one thousand pieces of registration applications. Comments from the clients that work with Nikita tell that she is responsive for all the inquiries at a timely manner and she would get herself involved as much as possible for each matter with her team colleagues to provide the best service for clients. With fluent communication capability in both Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) and English, Nikita is working with mainly MNCs with various business industries. Nikita has been a member of International Trademark Association (INTA) since 2006, and she is enthusiastic in contributing to this community with her effort.
She has been very proud to serve the Pro Bono Committee of INTA since 2012 for two consecutive terms (2012-2013, 2014-2015), to provide her knowledge and ability working to improve the public’s awareness towards the Pro Bono. To drive more attention and concerns from legal practitioners to serve and help others by Pro Bono, especially those in need that cannot afford such legal services or lack legal knowledge. On the other hand, Nikita is also willing to contribute her help to qualified people as Pro Bono, such as helping young people that suffered copyright infringement from giant companies. After the service at Pro Bono Committee, Nikita keeps devoting herself to serve the other Committee at INTA, and she has later become a member of Law & Practice Sub-committee of Bulletin Committee at INTA from 2016 to 2017. Nikita uses her own time to prepare and update newly issued laws and regulations relating to IP in China and newly effective civil lawsuits that have significance to the industry.
Nikita was just nominated for a further year as a member on the Bulletin Committee for the INTA for the 2018-2019 years.
2015 ~ currently – Founding partner of HongFangLaw, Guangzhou
2003 ~ 2015 – Founding partner of HFG Law & Intellectual Property, Guangzhou
2002 ~ 2003 – Rouse & Co., International, Guangzhou
2001 ~ 2002 – Guangzhou Notary Office, Guangzhou
Guangdong Foreign Language & Studies, Guangzhou (B.A., English Culture and Language)
EXCELLENT CASE PRACTICE
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- Reluctance to reveal evidence causing negative legal consequences. Nikita Xue [Eng]
- Trademark usage for OEM’s: China SPC decision. Nikita Xue [Eng]
- Judicial Authorities differ on Trademark law interpretations. Nikita Xue [Eng/Ch]
- China: No excuses for infringement. Nikita Xue [Eng]
- Stopping Infringing goods at the border: A double-edged sword. Nikita Xue, Zhang Xu [Eng]