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The firm: 

Wanhuida Peksung IP Group is a leading IP service powerhouse in China. It has three main legal entities, WAN HUI DA Law Firm, WAN HUI DA IP Agency and PEKSUNG IP Ltd. The merger with PEKSUNG in 2016 was a milestone in the development of this IP powerhouse. It now is the home for over 400 IP professionals and a total of some 500 employees with presence in all major IP hubs in China, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Kunming, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. It operates under a single leadership team headed by senior partners.

Wanhuida Peksung IP Group 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, our prosecution team helped clients prosecuting numerous patent and trademark applications and obtaining enforceable patent and trademark rights with high rate of success. We have 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 our client’s interests and help advancing China’s legal fronts. We focus on adding value to our clients.

Areas of practice: 

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

Patent: In the patent area, we have some 180 professionals with experience in patent litigation, prosecution and counselling. Some of our 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 cases have contributed to patent law development in subjects such as claim construction, claim amendment, inventiveness determination and sufficient disclosure.

Copyright: Our reputation in copyright area is on the rise. We are developing top copyright practitioners. Our copyright litigation is expanding. We have recently won copyright cases before the Supreme People’s Court, successfully persuading the court to retry erroneous lower court decisions. We have also obtained favorable decisions in various lower courts, obtaining injunctive as well as sizeable monetary reliefs for our clients.

Litigation: We are at the leading edge of litigations. Each year, our one hundred or so IP litigators litigate hundreds of cases, accumulating abundant experiences with the dynamic practices of courts across China. We are at the forefront of frequently litigated issues, such as procedure, jurisdiction, enforcement, evidence admission, burden of proof, and interim reliefs. We litigate both civil and administrative cases before administrative agencies and at all levels of courts, with a concentration in more developed areas, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Shenzhen, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang. Our 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 our litigation and enforcement services, we have a team of professional investigators and an extensive network of investigation for evidence gathering. We have had experience in obtaining difficult physical evidence for our clients. We are 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: We advise our clients over a broad range of IP matters. We advise clients on strategy, we provide legal opinions, such as freedom-to-operate opinions (FTO), non-infringement opinions, and validity and patentability assessment. We also advise and represent clients in IP transactional matters, such as reviewing, drafting and negotiating licenses and conducting due diligence investigations.

  • Number of lawyers: 135
  • at this office: 107
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Member
  • INTA
  • IACC
  • IPO
  • AIDV
  • ABL
  • CTA
  • Beijing Bar Association
  • Shanghai Bar Association
  • Guangzhou Bar Association
  • Shenzhen Bar Association
  • CSC
  • CIPS

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