Edward Yao


Suite 1009-1011, Tower C1, Oriental Plaza, No.1 East Chang An Avenue, Dongcheng District


Edward Yao is an associate in Beijing office of K&L Gates. His practice includes various intellectual property-related matters as well as dispute resolution.

He focuses his practice on IP creation, protection and enforcement, anti-counterfeiting, litigation, dispute resolution and licensing programs in China. He specializes in developing and implementing comprehensive and effective IP strategies for multinational corporations.

He has represented some of the world’s most famous brands (including the Top 10 brands) in a broad range of industries, including but not limited to technology, financial services, wine, education, clothing and luxury goods, pharmaceutical, hospitality, food and restaurant services. He handled a number of high profile cases in China, including obtaining the title of well-known trademark.


  • B.A., Renmin University of China (2007)
  • LL.M., China University of Political Science and Law (2014)


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