Name: XU Liang (Leslie)
Firm: Chang Tsi & Partners
Location: Shanghai, China
Email: LeslieXuchangtsi [dot] com (LeslieXu[at]changtsi[dot]com)
Dr. Leslie Xu is the head of Chang Tsi & Partners Shanghai office. His practice areas cover the overall strategy of IP prosecution and enforcement, trademark and copyright infringement litigation and non-litigation dispute resolution, IP administrative protection, IP due diligence, IP licensing, online IP protection, domain name dispute resolution, anti-unfair competition, antitrust, etc. The sectors he serves include consumption and retail, manufacturing, leisure and catering, industry, technology, finance, energy, advertising, etc. Dr. Xu has helped many clients, including Fortune 500 companies and start-ups, to formulate comprehensive IP protection strategies, and helped clients maintain IP rights in China through administrative, judicial channels, and beyond. In addition, he has also provided IP due diligence services for investment and M&A projects of many well-known multinational companies, as well as filed applications for antitrust review of simple cases of concentration of undertakings.
Dr. Xu is a Humboldt fellow and postdoctoral researcher. He was once sponsored by the European Funds and engaged in academic research at the University of Warsaw. He was awarded the 2021/22 German Chancellor Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and involved in academic research at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition as a guest researcher. Much of his research output and interests focus on IP law’s implications for society, and he is particularly familiar with trademark law.