Perkins Coie hires e-commerce specialist from Sheppard Mullin


Perkins Coie has announced that Scott Palmer has joined as a partner in the firm’s IP practice in the Beijing office from Sheppard Mullin.

US-native Palmer has spent his entire legal career in China where he advises clients on IP enforcement. He has expertise in all areas of IP including trademark, copyright, patent, trade dress and unfair competition. He manages IP portfolios for large multinational companies.

His practice has a special focus on IP enforcement on e-commerce sites, social media and mobile apps in China. He regularly advises on technology transfers, brand development, advertising and cross-border registrations.

Also joining Perkins Coie as a partner in Beijing is James Zimmerman in the firm’s business practice.

“It’s a significant gain for the firm to welcome Jim and Scott, two esteemed lawyers who bolster our growing teams,” said Michael House, managing partner of Perkins Coie’s Beijing office.

“Their exceptional experience and impressive track records in China further our ability to counsel our clients—particularly US companies—in the transactional, regulatory, trademark, litigation and e-commerce areas.”

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