Lin Ya, Shirley


Attorney at Law

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 dispute resolution, trademark, and copyright acquisition as well as project management for clients. Equipped with skills honed in investigation, enforcement, and litigation which involve trademark, copyright, and unfair competition disputes, she follows through procedures with strength and creativity to press ahead. In addition, she also advises on brand development and risk assessment from establishing IP portfolios to contractual matters, buy-out negotiations, etc.

In these years’ practice, she has helped a number of established brand owners to protect their IP as well as small and medium new-comers to grow their brands in China.


2019 – Present 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


The implementation of theory of relativity in sound mark registration in China, The Trademark Lawyer, Issue 3 2019