China - Domestic Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

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 November 2016 was a milestone in the development of this IP powerhouse. Wanhuida Peksung now houses over 400 IP professionals and some 500 employees with a presence in all major IP hubs in China. It is home to more than 100 litigating lawyers, 90 patent attorneys, 90 trademark attorneys, 50 engineers, translators and paralegals, and 30 in-house investigators. These operate under a single leadership team, headed by senior partners with the respective expertise.

Wanhuida Peksung is a leading supplier of a full range of IP law services in China, from registration of patents and trademarks to litigation of patents, technology disputes, trademarks, unfair competition and other IP-related matters. Over the years, our prosecution team has helped clients to prosecute numerous patent and trademark applications and obtain enforceable patent and trademark rights with a high rate of success. We have litigated hundreds of cases concerning patent infringement and validity, trademark registration, ownership and infringement, unfair competition, trade secrets infringement, patent ownership and other disputes relating to technology and intellectual property – protecting and defending our clients’ interests and helping to advance China’s legal fronts. We also advise our clients over IP strategy, patent clearance and validity assessment, due diligence and counselling of all IP matters. We focus on adding value to our clients.

In the patent area, we have 150 professionals with experience in patent litigation, prosecution and counselling, of which many have over 10 years’ litigation experience. Some of these professionals have experience working for the Chinese courts, the China Patent Office and the Patent Re-examination Board, and some have experience working for industries and research institutions before joining private practice. These diverse backgrounds strengthen our understanding of clients and the Chinese system, in order to deliver services to our clients effectively. Our licensed patent attorneys cover all technical fields. Most of them have advanced technical educations and obtained their doctorate and master’s degrees from the best universities in China. Our expertise is particularly robust in chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech areas. In these areas, six senior patent partners have advanced degrees and have worked on complex matters for clients. Some of our professionals have received education and work experience from outside China, including in the United States, Europe and Japan.

We are at the leading edge of patent litigation. We have abundant experience in litigating patent and technology matters at all levels of court up to the Supreme People’s Court. Our patent litigation service also covers validity and re-examination disputes before the Patent Re-examination Board and their subsequent administrative litigation. Some of our cases involve parallel litigation in China, as well as other jurisdictions. Many of our cases are recognised as groundbreaking, as we not only creatively protect the interests of our clients, but also help to advance the IP legal frontier. We have had more than 20 cases included in the Supreme People’s Court Gazette or selected in the top 50 IP rights cases in China. Besides judicial remedial approach, we are also experienced in administrative enforcement, working with government bodies such as local IP offices, the Administration of Industry and Commerce, Customs and the food and drug regulatory authorities.

Besides working on client matters, Wanhuida Peksung also participates in China’s development of patent and technology law. We have been closely associated with the legislative progress of Chinese IP law and regulation, and continue to play an active advisory role in the improvement of the Chinese legal and regulatory environment. Our contribution to the initial drafting and subsequent amendments to China’s major IP laws and the interpretation of court decisions has given us outstanding recognition from the government bodies and the judiciary. This has put Wanhuida Peksung in a privileged position to anticipate changes in the legislation and enforcement of IP law for the benefit of its clients.

Main address

Yiyuan Office Building
Friendship Hotel
1 Zhongguancun Street South
Haidian District
Beijing 100873
China

Contact details

E: whd@wanhuida.com
T: +86 10 6892 1000
F: +86 10 6894 8030
W: www.wanhuida.com

Professional contacts

S Sam Li, Senior partner
E: samli@wanhuida.com

Xiaoling Duan, Senior partner
E: duanxiaoling@wanhuida.com

Other offices

Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Ningbo, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Xiamen

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