Xia Yu

Intellectual Property and Technology

Email Xia Yu
p +86 10 8515 1091

Xia Yu studied law at the China Youth University for Political Sciences, and then went on to complete a Master of Laws at Bristol University in the UK, majoring in intellectual property and competition law. Prior to joining MMLC, Xia Yu worked in one of China’s largest transportation state-owned enterprises in a business management function. Xia Yu’s recent work at MMLC, has involved:

  • Representing a New York based arts studio on China IP matters involving the NBA
  • Representing a major US city government and its incorporated bodies on trademark litigation in China
  • Representing a Hong Kong property and biotech company in trademark registration and litigation matters in China
  • Representing a US healthcare and FMCG company in trademark and design patent matters in China, the Hong Kong SAR and Australia
  • Advising an iconic US fashion house on IP protection strategies in China, and implementation of such strategies and litigation as required
  • Representing various US based auto companies in China Customs IP protection matters, worth over US$150m in value
  • Advising a US based chemicals company on restructuring of IP and technology holdings in China
  • Representing various US plant variety rights holders in Plant Breeders Rights matters in Australia
  • Representing MNCs involved in auto, electronics, garments, musical instruments, sports goods and renewable energy, with Customs IP protection matters in China
  • Representing a Singaporean beverages company in securing trademark registrations in China and globally, as well as licensing and related commercial matters
  • Representing a well-known Australian non-alcoholic beverages entity on securing protection for its key brands in China and the Hong Kong SAR
  • Advising a US electronics company on patent registration matters in China, along with litigation and related enforcement actions
  • 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
  • Acting as arbitrator in over one hundred domain name cases involving parties such as Alibaba, CK Hutchison, PCCW, Canaan, American Standard, Norton Rose, Harvard, Tencent, Marriott and CLP
  • Representing an Asia Pacific based handicapper technology company on intellectual property matters in China, including trademark registration
  • Assisting a Chinese beverages MNC with the IP issues associated with the sale of its beverages business to a US MNC
  • Running patent clearance and litigation matters for various US entities involved in electronics, telecoms and sports/exercise products
    "MMLC Group has an impressive mainland China focus, and is particularly strong on highly technical IT-related regulatory issues concerning encryption on VPNs and mobile applications. Matthew Murphy leads the large Beijing-based team."   
    "Clients across the technology, automotive, retail and media sectors turn to MMLC Group for advice on IT, licensing, privacy and security issues. Its practice also takes in corporate and commercial transactions and litigation. In 2016, the team advised numerous clients on outsourcing agreements for data processing and call centres. Matthew Murphy is the practice head."