Wendy (Wenhsien) Cheng is counsel in the China Brands team based in our New York office. She advises and manages clients’ global trademark portfolios and prepares IP protection strategy for a wide range of businesses, including but not limited to, FORTUNE 100 technology companies, a FORTUNE 500 LED manufacturer, a leading hospitality brand, high-end luxury apparel brands, financial institutions, national universities, and entertainment companies. She focuses her practice on international trademark and copyright matters, including trademark clearance, brand counseling, trademark prosecution and contested proceedings, anti-counterfeiting, dispute resolution, and litigation, with a specific focus on Greater China, but also including other Asian countries.
Wendy was recognized as a New York "Rising Star" in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020 for Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. She was also recognized in 2022 as one of the "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Intellectual Property Law by The Best Lawyers in America®. Wendy was named a "Trademark Leader" in 2023 by World IP Review.
Wendy was born and raised in Taiwan and received education in both Taiwan and the US. She is fluent in both English and Chinese. She loves to travel and has visited more than 20 countries worldwide. Her bilingual background allows her to have a great understanding with respect to the differences between Eastern and Western business cultures and be a great link in between.
She regularly advises on trademark prosecution/enforcement matters in Greater China, including but not limited to, conducting clearance searches, providing opinions regarding opposition and invalidation actions, drafting demand letters, and forming unique filing strategies in Greater China.
She participates in trademark/copyright litigations in China and has successfully acquired favorable outcomes as well as payment of significant damages from Chinese courts.
She has secured various copyright registrations for Western brands in China.
She works closely with Chinese Customs and has seized a number of unauthorized shipments in China before these counterfeit goods were exported.
She provides enforcement strategies and has successfully taken down infringing contents/goods from third-party websites in China.
She actively participates in a pro bono trademark program provided by our New York office called “Start Small Think Big” in order to help local business owners and start-up companies obtain trademark registrations in the US.
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American University, Washington College of Law LL.M. (2006)
National Chung-Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan Bachelor of Social Welfare (2005)
National Chung-Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan Bachelor of Law (2005)
New York (2010)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2010)
International Trademark Association (INTA), Member
INTA Bulletins Committee, Member (2024-2025)
New York State Bar Association, Member
New York City Bar Association, Member
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