Firm Profile > Wanhuida Intellectual Property > Beijing , China

Wanhuida Intellectual Property
YIYUAN OFFICE BUILDING, FRIENDSHIP HOTEL
NO 1 SOUTH ZHONGGUANCUN STREET, HAIDIAN DISTRICT
BEIJING 100873
China

Intellectual property: PRC firms

Wanhuida Intellectual Property handles patent and trade mark filings, manages portfolios, and has a particularly strong expertise in the trade marks field where the team advises on matters such as parallel import, fair use, co-existence, liability of online trading platform, super well-known trade mark status, character merchandising and conflicts of rights. Also notable is the firm's strength in the patents space which it regularly handles complex patent disputes for clients including Bayer HealthCare, Decathlon and SEB. Gang Bai leads the practice from its Beijing office with the support of senior partners Hui HuangHalyan Ren and Sam LiJason Yao is also a name to note who divides his time between Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

The firm: 

Wanhuida Intellectual Property is a leading IP service provider in China. It has two main legal entities, Wanhuida IP Agency and Wanhuida Law Firm, with offices covering all major IP hubs in China. Wanhuida supplies a full range of IP services, from procurement of all forms of IP rights to dispute resolution involving patents, trademarks, unfair competition and other IP-related rights. Over the years, the prosecution team helped clients prosecuting numerous patent and trademark applications and obtaining enforceable patent and trademark rights with high rate of success. The firm has also litigated thousands of cases concerning patent infringement and validity, trademark registration, ownership and infringement, unfair competition, trade secrets infringement, patent ownership and other disputes related to technology and IP, protecting and defending its client’s interests and help advancing China’s legal fronts. Wanhuida focuses on adding value to its clients.

Areas of practice: 

Trademark: Trademark practice has been the firm’s traditional strength since its creation. In this area, the firm is known to clients and peers for stellar credentials on trademark laws and regulations. This top-notch team has generated a record of firsts and landmark cases in the nation’s trademark prosecution and litigation history. The firm also made frequent contributions to the development of trademark laws in China.

Patent: The firm has some 120 professionals with experience in patent litigation, prosecution and counselling. Some of its patent cases are selected by courts or agencies as exemplary cases. They include cases selected as ‘Guiding Cases of the Supreme People’s Court on IPR Trial’, ‘Annual Report of the Supreme People’s Court on Intellectual Property Cases’, ‘Top 10/50 IPR Cases of the Chinese Courts’ (released annually by the Supreme People’s Court), or ‘10 Exemplary Cases of the Patent Reexamination Board’. These have contributed to patent law development in subjects such as claim construction, claim amendment, inventiveness determination and sufficient disclosure.

Copyright: The firm’s reputation in copyright is on the rise. It is developing top copyright practitioners as the copyright litigation team expands. The firm has recently won copyright cases before the Supreme People’s Court, successfully persuading the court to re-adjudicate erroneous lower court decisions. It has also obtained favourable decisions in various lower courts, obtaining injunctive as well as sizeable monetary reliefs for clients.

Litigation: The firm is at the leading edge of litigations. Each year, its one hundred or so IP litigators litigate hundreds of cases, accumulating abundant experiences with the dynamic practices of courts across China. The firm is at the forefront of frequently litigated issues, such as procedure, jurisdiction, enforcement, evidence admission, burden of proof, and interim reliefs. It litigates both civil and administrative cases before administrative agencies and at all levels of courts. Experience also extends to litigating criminal trade secret cases and arbitration matters.

Investigation and Evidence: Obtaining evidence is often a challenge in China. To support litigation and enforcement services, the firm has a team of professional investigators and an extensive network of investigation for evidence gathering. It has had experience in obtaining difficult physical evidence for clients. The firm is also experienced in dealing with technical evidence and electronic evidence and working with third party experts, such as technical appraisal and electronic evidence experts, to address the most challenging evidence issues.

Counseling: The firm advises clients over a broad range of IP matters and provides legal opinions, such as freedom-to-operate (FTO), non-infringement, and validity and patentability assessment. The firm also advises and represents clients in IP transactional matters, such as reviewing, drafting and negotiating licenses and conducting due diligence investigations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Patent prosecution Xiaoling Duan duanxiaoling@wanhuida.com 86 10 6892 1000
Patent litigation, Trade secret & Technology-related matters S. Sam Li samli@wanhuida.com 86 10 6892 1000
Trademark prosecution Haiyan Ren renhaiyan@wanhuida.com 86 10 6892 1000
Trademark litigation Hui Huang huanghui@wanhuida.com 86 10 6892 1000
IPR enforcement & Due diligence Zhigang Zhu zhuzhigang@wanhuida.com 86 10 6892 1000
IPR enforcement, anti-trust and regulatory matters & Corporate legal matters Jason Yao jasonyao@wanhuida.com 86 10 6892 1000
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Gang Bai  photo Mr Gang Bai
Ms Xiaoling Duan  photo Ms Xiaoling Duan
Dr Juris Hui Huang  photo Dr Juris Hui Huang
Ms Bin LI  photo Ms Bin LI
Mr Johnson LI  photo Mr Johnson LI
Dr Juris S. Sam Li  photo Dr Juris S. Sam Li
Ms Haiyan Ren  photo Ms Haiyan Ren
Mr Liang Su  photo Mr Liang Su
Mr Jack Su  photo Mr Jack Su
Ms Tiejun Tang  photo Ms Tiejun Tang
Mr Jason Yao  photo Mr Jason Yao
Mr Zhigang Zhu  photo Mr Zhigang Zhu
Number of lawyers : 121
at this office : 105
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CLIENT: Günther Stoll
COMPANY/FIRM: ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG
TESTIMONIAL: We would like to thank Mr. Shuhua ZHANG for another year of successful cooperation with quite some milestones having been set and partly still to be handled. We feel very well represented by Mr. ZHANG and your firm, also considering the difficult legal landscape in China with quite some obstacles not always easy to overcome. Be assured that we are aware of and very much appreciate your continuous work and we understand very well that progress as we made it so far would not have been possible without your firm.


CLIENT: Francois DUFOURNET
COMPANY/FIRM: MAPED S.A.S.
TESTIMONIAL: This is very good news and we really appreciate this favorable decision. It was one critical point to get this favorable decision as a first step of our strategic plan against the infringer. We would like to thank the whole team for your deep involvement in this case. Though this case is not ended but this decision will allow us to open new similar cases in China.


CLIENT: Lionel Darolles
COMPANY/FIRM: LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
TESTIMONIAL: Congratulations to Yongjian LEI, Paul Ranjard and all the team for your excellent work! We are now effectively ready to work together to successfully clear the market in the following years. I hope that in France or in China we will have the opportunity to celebrate this subject.


CLIENT: Liu Shan
COMPANY/FIRM: Akris (China) Co. Ltd
TESTIMONIAL: Thank you so much for the Wonderful news!!! Once again, I wish to send a huge note of THANKS from AKRIS to You and all the team of Wanhuida for your greatest expertise, endeavors and efforts!!! Together with the other good news received in the past two weeks, this moment is like our harvest season after our continuous efforts and hardworking days and nights in the past two years. From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank You, Mr. Lei, and Mr. Bai Gang for your greatest trust and support to AKRIS! We have been working intensively and very closely with the best trademark lawyer in China.


CLIENT: Marie Wormser
COMPANY/FIRM: LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
TESTIMONIAL: You made my day! That is really great news. Congratulations to the whole team for this achievement and thank you for your hard work on this matter.


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