Lin Ya, Shirley



Lin Ya, Shirley

Ms. Shirley Lin has been adaptive and fast-growing since she started to involve herself in the IP industry with passion. With a multi-lingual background (Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Japanese), she is aware of language and cultural subtleties as well as sensitive about legal developments at home and abroad, which enables her to provide accessible and informative legal advice.

She offers her expertise in litigation and non-litigation matters including IP prosecution, investigation, and enforcement concerning trademark, copyright, design patent, domain name, and unfair competition disputes. She also advises on brand development and risk assessment from establishing IP portfolios to contractual matters, buy-out negotiations, etc.



2022 – Current: Partner, HongFangLaw

2019 – Apr. 2022 Attorney At Law, HongFangLaw

2017 – Oct. 2019 Paralegal, HongFangLaw

2017 – Dec. 2017 Assistant, HongFangLaw


2019  Licensed as a lawyer with China’s bar association

2017  Qualified as a legal professional in the National Judicial Examination

2013-2017  Translation and Interpreting, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies


2022 – “Rising Star”, by Managing IP, IP Stars.

Representative Cases

  • Represented ABB in administrative and criminal anti-counterfeiting procedures. The cases are rewarded as “Model Cases bridging Administrative & Judicial IP enforcement by QBPC in 2018-2019 and 2020-2021, “Annual Top 10 Cases in IP protection” in 2019-2020.
  • Represented clients in trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuits to protect brands including “WD-40” and “Penfolds/奔富” with considerable compensations granted by courts.
  • Represented a high-ranking Forbes Global 2000 international group for a trademark assignment deal worth tens of millions in RMB from negotiations to a transaction.
  • Represented clients including TotalEnergies SE and WD-40 Manufacturing Company in trademark prosecution and opposition/invalidation disputes against bad-faith actors.