Sarah Xuan

Intellectual Property and Technology

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Sarah graduated from the respected Temple-Tsinghua LLM program in 2008. Prior to joining MMLC, Sarah worked in a major law firm in Beijing gaining experience in commercial leasing and property matters for Nokia, a major cross-border M&A transaction regarding the health industry and various consumer protection actions. Since joining MMLC, Sarah has been instrumental in:

  • Advising Australian exporters in relation to major livestock export agreements and protocols
  • Running trademark and patent litigation matters for companies involved in the auto and industrial sectors across China
  • Establishing a wholly-owned foreign enterprise for one of the world's leading software developers
  • Advising various foreign shareholders in relation to the Chinese government approvals (in particular the competition law approvals) regarding numerous billion dollar transactions involving major China assets
  • Restructuring of corporate groups in China
  • Patent litigation advisory for major US electronics MNCs
  • Reviewing and advising on China Customs strategies for a major multinational beverages company
  • Trademark filings, oppositions and appeals for entities in the IT, auto, crafts and bioscience areas
  • Assisting a bioscience entity with restructuring of its Asian operations
  • Representing an iconic Australian wine lable in securing trademark registrations for its brands and labels in China
  • Representing one of the world's most well-known energy drink companies in trademark litigation and enforcement in China
  • Representing an Asia Pacific based handicapper technology company on intellectual property matters in China, including trademark registration
  • Representing various US company patent owners in unauthorised technology use/patent litigation investigations, in the Asia Pacific region
  • Assisting a US based fragrances company in the securing of intellectual property rights in China, and associated litigation
  • Advising animation movie production companies on global moral rights issues and contractual issues
  • Advising one of the US's oldest and most presitgious universities on trade secret protection and enforcement in Greater China

"Boutique firm MMLC Group handles contentious and non-contentious matters for clients in the fashion, technology, and food and beverage industries. Matthew Murphy is recommended for transactional IP, trade mark litigation and brand protection."

"Boutique firm MMLC Group continued to act for its longstanding clients, which include leading players in the fashion, technology and food and beverage industries, and also received instructions from new clients. The team recently advised one of its repeat clients on a significant criminal IP counterfeiting matter in Eastern China. Matthew Murphy heads the practice, which is based in Beijing."