Jones & Co. advises clients all over the world on protection of intellectual property, technology licensing, franchising, distribution, e-commerce and competition issues. Based in Toronto, Canada, one of the most multi-cultural cities in the world, the firm"s practice is international, with a particular focus on China, Southeast Asia and Russia.
The firm is particularly known for its experience with litigating in China and successful track record for enforcing intellectual property rights in the Chinese courts.
We represent international franchisors, manufacturers, technology companies and distributors who do business in China and Southeast Asia. Our lawyers regularly advise clients from the U.S., Canada, Europe and South America on the protection of trademarks and other intellectual property in China, including IP disputes and counterfeiting.
Our team has a broad experience in trademark filing, oppositions and appeals in China. Led by Paul Jones, who has practised in this field for more than 30 years, our lawyers develop strategies for intellectual property protection in Southeast Asia region and defend the brands from counterfeiting and infringement activities. We manage our client"s Chinese IP portfolios and coordinate trademark, copyright and industrial design patents prosecution in China and Southeast Asia.
Jones & Co. has a proven track record of fighting trademark infringement by counterfeiters and squatters, including on Chinese popular online platforms (Taobao, Alibaba, T-Mall, 1688, JD.com). We have become proficient in identifying infringers and counterfeit products, coordinating raid actions, conducting test purchases of counterfeiting goods to obtain evidence, preparing cease and desist letters and conducting settlement negotiations.
All of our team members are familiar with both civil law (Russia, China, Germany, France etc.) and common law (USA, Canada, Great Britain) systems. We are fluent in Russian, Mandarin Chinese, English, Korean and Japanese.