Sharon (Rongde) Qiao
Partner

Sharon is a Partner at Lusheng Law Firm - an associated firm of Rouse in China. She has comprehensive expertise in IP litigation and enforcement and obtained an IP Ph.D in Germany.

Sharon has been engaged in the practice of law for over 15 years. She has comprehensive expertise in IP litigation and enforcement, particularly in the domain of patents, trade marks, copyright and unfair competition. She was recognised in 2010 as one of the Top Ten Lawyers by the Beijing Lawyers Association, as well as one of the Top Ten Copyright Practitioners by the Beijing Copyright Office.

Sharon's expertise includes:

  • Lead attorney in the trade mark/unfair competition case for a German cosmetic company against a Chinese infringer, which won the 2009 - 2010 China IPR Best Practices Award of QBPC

  • Lead attorney in the ground-breaking online copyright litigation case in the international recording industry against Yahoo! China.  This case was recognised as the No. 1 IP Case in China in 2007 by the Beijing Higher People's Court

  • Lead attorney in the Peter Rabbit case, acting for an international publishing house, which was recognised by SIPO as the most influential case of 2004

Sharon has worked as a university lecturer and as a Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law in Munich. She is the author of 'Comparison of the Chinese Unfair Competition Law with German law', and has been published on IP topics in a variety of publications both domestically and abroad.

Professional qualifications

  • LLB, Southwest University for Political Science and Law, China

  • LLM, People's University, China

  • Ph.D in intellectual property, Munich University, Germany

  • PRC licensed lawyer

Professional memberships

  • Member of China Intellectual Property Research Union

Personal interests

  • Hiking and ping pong