Aaron D Hurvitz is senior foreign counsel at Kangxin Partners in Beijing, China. Aaron first ventured to Beijing in 2008, and has been there ever since. A licensed California attorney, Aaron is one of the few foreign lawyers who is actually on the ground in China, working to obtain intellectual property rights for his clients and actively taking a direct approach to keep those rights protected through enforcement.
Having joined Kangxin Partners in 2009, Aaron has quickly become one of China’s most respected and well-known foreign advisers on a variety of business and intellectual property matters. Backed by an all-star team at Kangxin, Aaron is often able to accomplish the seemingly impossible, providing transparency in an otherwise challenging and somewhat confusing business and legal climate. As a US attorney Aaron understands the expectations of foreign clients, and is able to take a Western approach and apply it strategically to China’s legal system.
Aaron received his JD from the University of Tulsa College of Law; he went on to attend the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he earned an LLM in international business and trade law with an emphasis on intellectual property. His time in Chicago, coupled with his years doing business in China, has allowed Aaron to gain both knowledge and experience, and to apply these lessons in furtherance of his clients’ endeavours in China.
Mentored by Kangxin’s managing partner, Samson Yu, Aaron was quick to understand the nuances of patent and trademark law in China. Further, implementing the mantra “no excuses”, Aaron and the firm are able to obtain unprecedented results for their clients. Where other firms often follow the boilerplate of the law, Aaron and Kangxin look at the problem from a variety of different viewpoints, coming up with alternative solutions and strategies that ultimately deliver positive results for the client.Aaron speaks English, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. He frequently speaks about doing business in China, IP procurement and licensing, and enforcement of IP rights.