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Hong Kong, Shanghai

Dan Plane

Tel:
Work +852 3468 7500
Email:
SIPS – Simone Intellectual Property Services

Position

Partner

Career

Dan is experienced in all facets of intellectual property law, in particular, anti-counterfeiting and IP enforcement.

Admitted in Hong Kong, Australia, and Wisconsin (USA), he has practiced extensively in the US (as both a patent litigator and public prosecutor), Europe (as EMEA anti-counterfeiting counsel for Nokia) and in the PRC and Asia Pacific, both as in-house counsel for Louis Vuitton (managing its AP anti-counterfeiting program), as well as in private practice with two of the world’s leading international law firms and one of Australia’s premier IP practices.

Dan acts on behalf of a wide range of clients, including garment manufacturers, electronics and computer companies, pharmaceuticals companies, and luxury goods manufacturers. Of particular note is his wealth of experience in designing and managing regional intellectual property programs and IP security programs in supply chain and distribution contexts.

Dan is a frequent speaker and writer on intellectual property topics, having published articles on online counterfeiting, the development of landlord liability theory, trade secrets protection and the design and management of Asia-based supply chain programs. Dan also serves on the International Trademark Association’s Anti-Counterfeiting Committee.

Fluent in Chinese Mandarin, Dan has practiced as a China IP specialist for over 17 years. He has also been recognized as a China “IP Star” by Managing IP Magazine.

Languages

  • English (native)
  • Mandarin Chinese (fluent)

Education

  • J..D., Marquette University
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Admissions:

  • Victoria, Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Wisconsin


China: Intellectual property

Intellectual property: foreign firms

Within: Intellectual property: foreign firms

SIPS – Simone Intellectual Property Services has solid experience of advising on trade mark portfolio management and enforcement of IP rights, spanning trade mark clearance, registration, action against pirated registrations, anti-counterfeiting, and trade secrets protection. It advises well-known clients from a broad range of industries including beverages, fashion, entertainment and consumer electronics. Recent highlights include a mix of civil, criminal and administrative enforcement matters as well as global IP portfolio management mandates. The ‘excellent’ team, led by Hong Kong-based IP specialist Joseph Simone, is praised for its ‘fantastic responsiveness and great knowledge’. Troy Rice, Dan PlaneHelen Tang and Beijing-based Irene Liu are also recommended.

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