David Lee
Partner Attorney at Law Patent Attorney

As Partner of Chang Tsi & Partners, David Lee focuses on anti-infringement actions and litigation for all types of intellectual property cases, such as trademark, patent, and copyright cases. In his twenty years of practice, David has worked as an in-house counsel in a large company and as a professional attorney in Chinese law firms. He has provided professional intellectual property services to Fortune 500 companies, including Tupperware, 3M, Kohler, ITW, Levi's, etc. David Lee is fluent in English and Chinese.

+86 10 88369999
Antitrust & Unfair Competition / Copyright & Domain Name / Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Shenzhen / Hong Kong / Taiwan / U.S

Years with IP Matters

1998 until now

Professional Experience

Client Manager / Partner, Chang Tsi & Partners
Counsel Manager, Neo-Neon Holdings
Lawyer, Guangzhou Office of DeHeng Law Offices
Lawyer, Guangdong Nanyue Law Office
Legal Specialist, Zhujiang Beer

Representative Cases

  • Successfully protected the rights of the client in trademark infringement case on behalf of IHG, which was awarded as “Case of the Year 2015” by China Business Law Journal.
  • Secured well-known recognition for LEVI’S trademark by enforcing a comprehesive IP protection strategy.
  • Made great progress on trademark and patent protection for Tupperware by working out and enforcing IP protection strategy.

Selected Awards

  • David Lee was recognized as “Notable Practitioner in Asia” by Asia Law 2019
  • David Lee was recognized as “Leading Lawyer in Asia” by Asia Law 2014


  • L.L.M., Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China (2011)
  • B.S., Engineering Design and Manufacturing, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan, China (1992)


  • Chinese customs protection strategy -  route to efficient and cost-saving relief  IAN Yearbook 2020 
  • Resolving Differences of Opinion on OEM Trademark Infringement, China Business Law Journal, March 2014
  • An analysis on a typical trademark infringement in online shopping, published on IPR Daily

Bar Admission

China Bar (1996)
Chinese Patent Bar (2006)