Lin, Mai

SIPS | IP Director

Mai has over 15 years’ experience in advising multinationals on a broad range of intellectual property issues in China, including trademark portfolio management, IP enforcement and commercial IP matters. Mai’s clients operate in a wide range of industries, including cosmetics, software, toys, wine & spirits, automotive, entertainment, fitness, skincare and fashion.

She has assisted scores of clients in reclaiming their trademarks in China from registry pirates and provides practical solutions for navigating the IP landscape in China.

Over the course of her career, Mai has worked with major international law firms out of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.


She currently serves on the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Enforcement Committee, the Trademark Committee and the IP Practice in China Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). She is also a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA). She has been designated as a recommended lawyer by The Legal 500.

Mai received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Mai graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Yale University with a B.A. in Ethics, Politics and Economics.

Mai currently advises clients through SIPS, an intellectual property firm servicing the needs of multinationals and SMEs in Greater China.