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Paul J. Schmidt

Paul J. Schmidt

Jun He Law Offices

Beijing, , CHN


Practice Areas
Mr. Schmidt specializes in intellectual property law, contentious and non-contentious, as well as cross-boarder arbitration and litigation.

Professional Experience
Mr. Schmidt has extensive experience in all aspects of PRC trademark practice.  He is experienced in managing large trademark portfolios and has helped a number of foreign brand owners achieve PRC “well-known” trademark status.  He has overseen the acquisition of very high-profile marks and directed the recovery of numerous stolen house-marks.

With respect to enforcement, Mr. Schmidt has successfully prosecuted numerous administrative, civil and criminal IP cases in the PRC.  A criminal enforcement matter he helped direct, involving a coalition of automobile manufacturers, was chosen as a top QBPC ("Quality Brands Protection Committee") case in 2004.

Mr. Schmidt began his legal career as a Colorado State prosecutor in the United States.  He has substantial trial experience in both the US and the PRC.  In 2003, he became associated with Baker & McKenzie’s PRC trademark group.  In November of 2010, he joined Jun He as counsel.

Back in 1983, Paul was an actor in the Jacky Chan Kung-fu movie “Project A”.

Education
J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 1992
Graduate Studies, University of Michigan, 1986-88
B.A., Colorado College, Colorado Springs, 1985

Language Skills
English and Mandarin

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