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Samiko Sun

Trademark Attorney/
Professional fields
Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Dispute Resolution, Copyright Recordal, Domain Name Dispute Resolution, Customs Recordal
Technical fields

Ms. Sun obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems and Management from the Beijing Technology and Science University in 2007 and her Masters degree in IP Management from National University of Singapore in 2009.  After graduation, she worked at another IP boutique firm in Beijing to assist in administrative and procedure work.  Her earlier overseas study and the later practice have fundamentally enriched her experience of IP. 

In 2010, Ms. Sun joined Kangxin, and has been dealing with trademark, copyright, domain name and customs related matters for many overseas companies.  She specializes in trademark application and prosecution, opposition and cancellation, assignment and license, as well as administrative litigation.  As a senior trademark attorney, Ms. Sun also specializes in recognition of well-known trademarks and strategy against trademark squatters in China.  She has also published several articles in both Chinese and international journals in relation to latest influential trademark examination criteria and cases.

Ms. Sun has represented many famous foreign clients and successfully protected their trademark rights in China.  She is also a big fan of the fashion industry, a hobby that has become one of her advantages when she advises luxury brands in China regarding the strategy of trademark application, especially regarding the classification, and the establishment of evidence pool.

Education and experience
Honors and awards
Published articles
  • “Laws in Place, More to Come” of World Trademark Review, October of 2011
  • “Preparing for Change” of World Trademark Review, March of 2012
  • “Infringement or not?” of China IP Magazine, September of 2014
  • “Choosing the Right Weapon” of World Trademark Review, March of 2015
  • “Trademark Registration and Prosecution Strategies in China” of World Trademark Review , May of 2015
  • “Is Fair Use is really ‘Fair’?” of China IP Magazine, May of 2015
  • Well-known Trademarks in China of INTA DAILY NEWSPAPER,2016
  • “Managing Domain Names and Enforcing Your Rights in China” of World Trademark Review, March of 2017