On November 13, 2022, The Legal 500, a world-renowned guide to law firms, released its Asia Pacific 2023 edition, in which AFD China was once again ranked as a leading firm in Tier 3 for its outstanding performance in non-contentions intellectual property. Xia Zheng, the founder of AFD China, Hong Long, the domestic patent officer of AFD China, and Jingjing Wu, the management officer of Trademark and Legal Department of AFD China, were also specially recognized for their rich experiences and achievements in the relevant fields.
The Legal 500 is committed to providing open, fair, impartial and objective assessment of the strengths of law firms in various practice areas across the world, so as to offer its users reliable information on law firms. Its assessment of law firms is based on a series of criteria, including the firms' sizes, client feedback, representative cases, service philosophy, service characteristic, latest changes, etc., thereby fully demonstrating the comprehensive strength of each firm.
Since our participation in the Legal 500's rankings, our firm has been continuously ranked as a leading firm by virtue of high requirements on service quality and positive feedback from clients. Taking this opportunity, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to our clients who have been supporting and trusting us. Our gratitude also goes to our colleagues who have been forging ahead together with AFD China. Without their efforts, AFD China can never make such achievements with steady and continuous growth.
In response to the changing market demand and examination practice, our firm has been constantly exploring, hoping to help clients better protect their rights and interests through our analysis and communication, and also summarize more practical experience to improve own professional capabilities. In the future, we will continue to maintain sensitivity to changes in the industry and sensitivity to new procedures and regulations, and provide clients with timely and quality agency services with professional opinions and suggestions. Taking clients' needs as a starting point, we will make full use of procedures and provide targeted solutions to safeguard our clients' intangible assets.