Chen Yixian 陈一贤
Barrister & Solicitor
Yixian Chen (陈一贤) is a law graduate of Southwest University of Political Science and Law (Chongqing, China), and has two Master of Laws degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto, Canada). She has also studied European law at Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany. Yixian has been working at Jones & Co. since 2014 and was called to the Ontario (Canada) Bar in January 2019.
Yixian’s practice is focused on protection of intellectual property in China, including trademarks, copyright, and industrial designs (design patents). Yixian helps international clients with strategic planning for the trademark, copyright and industrial design patent filings and prosecutions to achieve the best possible protection for the brand. She manages the Chinese IP portfolios and coordinates trademark, copyright and industrial design patents prosecution in China and Southeast Asia, including oppositions proceedings, appeals, invalidation and non-use cancellation proceedings.
Yixian regularly conducts take-downs and fights IP infringement online (Taobao, Alibaba, T-Mall, 1688, JD.com). Yixian has become proficient in identifying infringers and counterfeit products in Chinese online marketplace, coordinating raid actions, conducting test purchases of counterfeiting goods to obtain evidence, preparing cease and desist letters and conducting settlement negotiations.
Yixian has broad experience in intellectual property disputes in China. She assists international clients with developing a strategy for litigation in China, and preparation for litigation in Chinese courts. Yixian is instrumental in collecting and evaluating evidence for intellectual property litigation in China. She assists clients with understanding the requirements of the China’s civil procedure laws and dealing with formalities such as legalization of documentary evidence. Yixian is also familiar with administrative proceedings before the State Administration for Industry and Commerce in China.
Yixian is familiar with both common law and civil law systems and jurisprudence. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English, and has working knowledge German.