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Xia Zheng
Patent Attorney, Trademark Attorney, Attorney-at- Law

Professional Experience

Ms. Xia Zheng is the founder of our AFD China Intellectual Property. She started her career in intellectual property practice in 1987. Since then she has had more than twenty years of experience in Chinese intellectual property prosecution, enforcement and counseling, and helped many clients to successfully obtain IP rights and win patent reexamination and invalidation, trademark opposition, cancellation, review and invalidation, domain name dispute and related lawsuit cases. She also counsels IP owners actively with regard to dispute solutions, and legal analysis and advises.


Ms. Zheng has obtained honors including the names of IP Lawyers to Watch in 2017, National IP Talent by the State IP Office of China (SIPO) since 2016, IAM Patent 1000's world leading patent professionals since 2016, Asia IP Expert since 2016, Managing IP magazine's IP Star since 2015,?Outstanding Patent Attorney of the year 2014 by Beijing Patent Attorney Association, Excellent Legal Professionals in Haidian of the year 2012 by Beijing Haidian Judicial Bureau, Honor for Long Contributions to Chinese Patent and Intellectual Property Industries by State IP Office of China (SIPO) in 2010, and Excellent Patent Professionals of 1997 by Chinese Academy of Sciences, and elected as Director of All-China Patent Attorneys Association, Standing Director of Beijing Patent Attorneys Association, and Director of The Capital IP Service Association.


Ms. Zheng studied Intellectual Property Law in the Law School of University of New Hampshire (Franklin Pierce IP Center) and graduated with a Master degree, and also obtained a Master of Science degree from University of Illinois at Chicago in Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry and a Master of Engineering degree in Petroleum Processing. She has also received several diplomas in patent, trademark, copyright, and legal training programs.


Before founding AFD, Ms. Zheng has experiences from a patent engineer, patent attorney, a director of a department, a general director assistant, to a director and partner of an IP firm. Her prior in-house IP work included patent management, prosecution, foreign filing and analysis. Her industry experience included research work at the Research Institute relating to catalytic cracking processes in petroleum processing, as well as work at Human Genome Sciences.


Ms. Zheng’s practice covers many different technical areas, including chemical and petrochemical products and processes, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and Chinese medicinal sciences, organic synthesis, metallurgy, materials science, agricultural chemicals and processes, semiconductors, mechanical engineering, telecommunications, instruments, and other technologies.


Work Experience

AFD China Intellectual Property (2002-), Founder, President

Lungtin International Patent and Trademark Agent Ltd., Director of Beijing Office, Patent and Trademark Attorney (1998-2001)

China Science Patent Agent Ltd., Assistant General Director, Director of Application Dept., Patent Attorney (1996-1998)

Human Genome Sciences (USA)(1995)

Research Institute (RIPP), SINOPEC, Patent agent (1987-1992)

Research Institute (RIPP), SINOPEC, Engineer (1985-1987)



Master degree in intellectual property, Law School, U. of New Hampshire (Franklin Pierce IP Center, USA)

Master degree in organic chemistry and biochemistry from the University of Illinois (USA)

Master degree in petrochemical engineering from the Research Instituteof Petroleum Processing (Beijing, China)

Bachelor degree in chemistry from YunnanUniversity (Kunming, China)

Diplomas on patent law training from ShanghaiIntellectualPropertyCollege and China Patent Office, and legal training from China U. of Political Science and Law and People University of China.



Chinese and English



All-China Patent Attorneys Association, Director (2010-)

Beijing Patent Attorneys Association, Standing Director (2012-)

Capital Intellectual Property Services Association, Director (2015-)

The Capital IP Service Association, Director (2007-2015) (changed into Capital IP Services Association)

China Intellectual Property Society (2003-)

China Trademark Association, Standing Director (2016)

International Trademark Association (2000-)

Licensing Executive Society (2003-)

AIPPI (International Associationfor the Protectionof Intellectual Property) (2003-)

AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association) (2003-)

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