Ricky Xing

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Dispute Resolution   | Anti-trust and Competition   | Data Compliance   | Intellectual Property
Professional Background
Ricky has more than 15 years of experience in providing professional services for a wide range of continuous and non-continuous matters covering trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secret, patent, data privacy, internet law, compliance and commercial disputes. He has abundant experiences in advising all kinds of civil litigation, commercial litigation and administrative litigation especially for IP related matters and also have experiences of trademark prosecution works.

Ricky is clever at planning combined legal actions and deploying aggressive case strategy to achieve the client’s legitimate business goals. He also has experiences, on daily basis, to attend court hearing, lodge and facilitate criminal detection and administrative investigation, as well as business conciliation.

Ricky has both continental law and common law education backgrounds. Before joining in Yenlex, Ricky was a leading associate of two Chinese Red Circle law firm and then a team leader of dispute resolution group in a leading global firm specializing IP litigations, unfair competition (trade secret litigation, data mining, confusion/fraud, article II violation, etc.) and cross-border commercial dispute.

Ricky frequently published professional articles on World Trademark Review, World IP Review and INTA. He was selected as Rising Star 2022 by Managing Intellectual Property.

Ricky is admitted in China and is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (IAPP CIPP/E) and Certificated Information Privacy Manager (IAPP CIPM).
Representative Matters and Cases
  • Representing a biochemistry company in a series of cross-border trade secret and patent litigations against former employees
  • Representing an internet giant in China (IoT) in a series of enforcement actions to protect its IP rights, in which, the client’s trademarks were recognized by both Beijing and Shanghai courts as well-known trademark for multiple times
  • Representing a fashion company in taking a series of litigations against malicious registrations
  • Representing a lubricant additives company in taking tort and unfair competition litigation against trademark squatting
  • Representing a Canadian medical products company in a cross-border product liability litigation against manufacturer and seller
  • Representing a famous Japanese retailing brand owner in a series of trademark and unfair competition litigations against a competitor and franchisee, amongst which, the client’s Class 35 registration was used as legal basis in lieu of registration on retailing services to enjoin the use of the trademark as signboard or web-banner
  • Representing a famous spirit brand in China in a series of administrative litigations and civil actions in retrieving the house-trademark, amongst which, the administrative litigation was selected as Top 50 Intellectual Property Cases
  • Representing online media and movie production company in multiple defamation litigations
  • Advising various companies relating to collection, processing and cross-border transfer of personal information
  • Advising internet platforms to protect user-generated data and prevent authorized scraping
  • Advising the protection and exporting of algorithm-embedded software
  • Advising a state-owned real-estate group for the establishment of intellectual property management framework and internal regulation
  • Advising a patent licensing for a pharmaceutical company
  • Advising a patent cross-licensing for a e-cigarette company
  • Advising various of foreign brand owner in negotiating with local distributor for distribution agreement and the operation of online store, including fashion company, pet food brand, packaging company
  • Advising an fund company for the use index to develop derivatives in financial market
  • Advising the overall intellectual property strategy for a leading producer of lithography machine in EU
  • Advising a bitcoin company in a software trade secret litigation against former shareholders and employees
  • Advising an internet giant in China in a series of actions against unauthorized data scraping
  • Advising a Canadian university in negotiating with patent licensee for the calculation of royalty
  • Advising a Swiss agriculture company in a cross-border fraud investigation against an individual
  • Leading and executing enforcement portfolio on behalf of a U.S. battery company in China, including administrative actions, criminal detection, civil litigations and Customs detention
  • Leading and executing enforcement portfolio on behalf of a Japanese retailing brand in China, including administrative actions and civil litigations against a competitor and franchisee
  • Representing a fashion brand in taking a series of administrative actions against counterfeiters
Master of Law (LL.M), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Bachelor of Law (LL.B, Major), Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, P.R. China
Bachelor of Economy (LL.B, Minor), Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, P.R. China
Professional Qualification
Admitted to practice in the PRC
Language Skills
Mandarin English
How China Protects Data and the Roles Copyright and Competition Law Play (Part I)- International Trademark Association (
How China Protects Data and the Roles Copyright and Competition Law Play (Part II)- International Trademark Association (
Comparison of Data Scraping Cases in China and USA - King & Wood Mallesons Academy (Chinese)
The Trademark Litigation Review 2024: Practitioners in China Turn to Civil Litigation to Combat Trademark Squatters - World Trademark Review
China: Can commercial use reconcile with fair use? - World IP Review
Throwing shade at shadow companies - amendments to the Provisions on Administration of Enterprise Name Regulations - World Trademark Review
The Synlait case: Supreme People’s Court emphatically supports letters of consent - World Trademark Review
Ambitious and practical: China’s IP plan – World IP Review
Applications to register names of Chinese Olympic champions rejected ex officio - World Trademark Review
A new chapter at the CNIPA: cracking down on trademark squatting - World Trademark Review
The Synlait case increases the evidentiary value of letters of consent -World IP Review
The Distance Between the Legitimate Modification to Trademark Infringement - IP Power (Chinese)
Honors and Awards