Our Team

Michele Ferrante

ANDREA RAFFI – General Manager and Head of Human Resources

Andrea holds a PhD in Astrophysics from UC Berkeley.

Andrea has been working for multinational Companies and has an experience of more than 30 years in various Human Resources sectors. He successfully managed and led teams across language and cultural boundaries, helping developing the Business in many geographical areas, creating and communicating a vision for the future.

Since 2018 Andrea Covers the role of General Manager and Head of HR at Ferrante IP with the Responsibility for operational success, strategic alignment and integration of activities with other major organizational functions. Andrea also Directs the day to day activities of the teams in alignment with the strategic direction.

Besides his native language Italian, Andrea also speaks fluent English and good German and French.

 

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FELICE MELI – Head of Anti-Counterfeiting Department and Beijing office

Felice holds two Law Degrees from the University of Bologna in Italy and from the University of Glasgow's School of Law in Scotland.

With his legal background and experience in both civil and common law jurisdictions, Felice has built through the years extensive experience assisting enterprises from a wide range of industries in assessing and enhancing their intellectual property rights portfolios, providing strategies on registration and prosecution actions in China and south-east Asia. His experience extends also to enforcement of IP rights in China, from fighting the sale of counterfeits both online and in the marketplace to enforcement at trade fairs as well as customs border brand protection.

Besides his native language Italian, Felice also speaks English, as well as advanced Spanish and basic Mandarin.

 

Jason

JASON ZHANG – head of Trademark Department

Jason graduated from North University of China and obtained bachelor's degree in 2006.

Trademark attorney with more than ten years' experience, Jason is an expert of trademark prosecution cases with an impressive rate of success in following actions such as oppositions and cancellation actions, and obtaining registration primarily in China but also in other jurisdiction of the south east of Asia. Through his expertise, many tough cases have turned into successful ones and a lot of infringing trademarks have been cancelled.

Besides his native language Mandarin, Jason also speaks fluent English.

 

Mandy

MANDY CHEN – Lawyer

Mandy CHEN, is a lawyer of FERRANTE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY based in Beijing practicing in the firm's Legal Department.

Mandy graduated from the law school of Central University of Finance and Economics (Beijing, China) and obtained her LL.M. degree in 2012. At the same year, Mandy started her career in the intellectual property law field. Specialized in intellectual property law practice, Mandy has helped many international and Chinese brands in registering, protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights in China.

Mandy assists clients mainly on trademark, copyright and unfair competition law.

Mandy is an experienced litigator and has won important cases. She is a member of the Beijing Lawyers Association and All China Lawyers Association.

Besides her native language Mandarin, Mandy also speaks fluent English.

 

Dorothy

DOROTHY HU – Patent Attorney and lawyer- head of Patent Department

Dorothy Hu is a patent attorney and lawyer of FERRANTE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY based in Beijing and leads the firm's Patent Department.

Dorothy graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University (Beijing, China) and obtained her Master degree of Engineering in 2010. In the same year, Dorothy started her career as a patent engineer in a leading Chinese Intellectual Property firm. Dorothy has also studied for LL.M. degree at the law school of China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing, China) in 2013.

Dorothy is specialized in the practice of intellectual property law, with a focus on patent prosecution and enforcement. Dorothy has advised many leading international brands and Chinese companies in registering, protecting and enforcing their intellectual property rights in China. Dorothy assists and advises clients predominantly on patent, trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law matters.

Dorothy is an experienced patent attorney and lawyer, and has won many important cases. She is a member of the All-China Patent Attorneys Association.

Besides her native language Mandarin, Dorothy also speaks fluent English.

 

Zoey

ZOEY XU – IP Client Manager, Lawyer and Head of Shanghai Office

Zoey Xu is an IP Consultant and lawyer of FERRANTE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY based in Shanghai.

Graduated from East China University of Political Science and Law, Zoey started her career in the field of intellectual property law. Zoey has advised leading international enterprises in a wide range of industries on enhancing and protecting their intellectual property rights in China. She has experiences in enforcement actions, cross-border protection cases as well as other anti-counterfeiting programs. Zoey assists clients mainly on trademark and unfair competition law.

Zoey is a member of the Shanghai Lawyers Association and All China Lawyers Association.

Besides her native language Mandarin, Zoey also speaks fluent English.