GEN Law has proudly contributed to the 2023 edition of the Lexology Getting The Deal Through (GTDT) Global Trade Secrets Guides.

As contributing editors, Jerry Xia and Dong Ning of GEN Law have co-authored both the global introduction and the China chapter of Trade Secrets 2023. The China chapter discusses key laws and regulations regarding trade secrets in China and provides local insights, including trade secret protection, misappropriation, enforcement, remedies and recent trends.

Trade secrets are becoming more important for enterprises in many areas, and the legislation and enforcement of trade secret protection in China and worldwide have evolved rapidly in recent years. GEN Law's experienced trade secret team is familiar with many technical fields and industries and is committed to providing a full range of services for trade secret protection in China.

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Jerry Xia  Attorney

Practice Areas:Intellectual Property, Technology Transactions, Dispute Resolution, Merger & Acquisition, Regulatory Compliance, Policy Advocacy


Mr. Jerry Xia is a partner of GEN Law Firm, based in Shanghai. With a diversified background in law and technology, he has Over 20 years of experience in both private and in-house practice in China and APAC. Before returning to private practice, he was Honeywell's Deputy General Counsel and Chief IP Counsel in Asia Pacific.

Mr. Xia's practice focuses on providing strategic advice to local and international clients in the areas of intellectual property (both contentious and non-contentious), dispute resolution, brand licensing & technology transactions, M&A, compliance & regulatory issues, policy advocacy & government affairs, etc. Particularly in terms of IP practice (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, etc.), he is one of the IP experts in the industrial and information technology field recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). His experience and expertise encompass all kinds of IP issues such as IP enforcement and litigation, IP filing and portfolio management, product clearance and other risk management, IP transactional support, trade secret protection, etc.

Even more notable is Mr. Xia's achievement in IP enforcement and litigation. He has handled numerous award-winning IP lawsuits in China, including e.g. a history-making preliminary injunction in a patent infringement litigation, a landmark trademark retrial win before the Chinese Supreme Court, a unique design of an industrial product obtaining trade dress protection under unfair competition law, and a pioneering criminal conviction of a trade secret stealer based on the remedial cost incurred by the owner. In addition, he successfully helped Honeywell obtain well-trademark recognition from the Chinese Trademark Office and won a patent litigation case in Japan.

Mr. Xia is widely recognized in the industry. He has received a number of key awards, including "Global In-house Counsel of the Year" from the World Trademark Review (WTR) magazine and the" Asia Pacific IP Individual of the Year" from the International Law Office (ILO) and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). He is listed on "China Client Choice" by Asian Legal Business (ALB), "A-List: Top 100 Legal Elites in China" by the China Business Law Journal (CBLJ) and on the "World's Top 300 IP Strategists" by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine.

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Dong Ning  Attorney

Practice Areas:Intellectual Property, Unfair Competition


Mr. Dong has more than 14 years of experience in intellectual property prosecution and litigation. Prior to joining the team in 2019, he served in leading Chinese IP firms including Liushen, China Patent Agent and King&Wood Mallesons, and started his own IP firm.

Mr. Dong's practice focuses on the representation of Fortune 500 and other companies in connection with patent matters, including litigation, invalidation and prosecution, especially in the fields of computer software and hardware, telecommunications, and consumer electronical device. He also regularly advises clients on matters in relation to trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition and other IP related matters.

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