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Mai Lin


Hong Kong
Los Angeles


Mai has over 16 years’ experience in advising multinationals on a broad range of intellectual property issues in China, including trademark portfolio management, IP enforcement and commercial IP matters. Mai’s clients operate in a wide range of industries, including cosmetics, software, toys, wine & spirits, automotive, entertainment, fitness, skincare and fashion.

She has assisted scores of clients in reclaiming their trademarks in China from registry pirates, and provides practical solutions for navigating the IP landscape in China.

Over the course of her career, Mai has worked with major international law firms out of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Mai speaks frequently on IP developments in China, including most recently on trademark filing strategies for China and how to use Chinese customs to protect your IP at the border at the INTA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

She currently serves on the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Trademark Office Practices Committee and the Online IP Enforcement and Anti-counterfeiting Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). She is also a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

Mai received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Mai graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics.

Mai is a native of California and fluent in Mandarin.

“They are incredibly responsive, cover multiple areas in the region and understand the challenges facing American companies in China.”
– World Trademark Review, client feedback


  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., Yale, Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude


  • California state
  • Hong Kong


  • English (native)
  • Mandarin (fluent)
  • Cantonese (conversational)


  • Legal 500
  • World Trademark Review 1000