August Zhang
Lusheng Law Firm, Member of the Rouse Network

August is the Managing Partner and founding partner of Lusheng Law Firm, Member of the Rouse Network.

August is the Managing Partner and founding partner of Lusheng Law Firm, a member of the Rouse Network. He has wide experience in all aspects of IP litigation and enforcement in China, and is frequently ranked among China's leading IP lawyers.

August is one of the most experienced IP lawyers at the firm, providing clients with strategic IP advice and customised legal services. He also assists his clients in the security and enforcement of their valuable IP assets in the region. August has extensive expertise in IP litigation and enforcement, especially in the areas of trade mark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition.

August advises multinational and domestic clients on IP litigation and lobbying strategies in China. He also advises and guides leading litigation cases and enforcement programs which represent the success in the industry. His cases are often recognised by Chinese courts or the State Intellectual Property Office as top IP cases in China. As the Managing Partner of Lusheng Law Firm, a member of the Rouse Network, he leads the collaboration with other network firms and partner. Under his navigation, the firm has received the award “Outstanding IP Litigation Team of China” from a major IP organisation.

After obtaining his first law degree from a leading law school in China, August received the Chevening Scholarship from British Embassy and studied for LLM at Essex University, England. August was a visiting scholar at London School of Economics (LSE). August also publishes articles and is interviewed by major players in the IP media.

Professional qualifications

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

  • LLM, Essex University, United Kingdom

  • PRC licensed lawyer


  • Beijing IP Office “China IP Experts”: 2020 - 2023
  • Who's Who Legal Trademarks, 2020: Recommended/Leading Practitioner
  • AP Legal 500, 2017: Recommended Lawyer in Intellectual Property in China
  • Chambers & Partners Asia 2011, 2012, 2013: Leaders in the field of IP
  • China - PLC Which lawyer, 2011: IP Cross Border Advice
  • China Lawyers Association, Member since 1998

Personal interests

  • Skiing, hiking and running