Shuhua (Mark) Zhang

Partner at Wanhuida Intellectual Property

Shuhua (Mark) Zhang has worked as an IP lawyer since 1998. He has rich experience in litigating and enforcing various kinds of IP rights in China, particularly patents and trademarks. He also advises clients on building up and maintaining IP rights portfolios and developing IP rights protection strategies.

Over the years, Mr Zhang has worked on hundreds of matters before the courts and administrative authorities, winning many landmark cases and advancing clients’ interests. Below is a select list of his key cases.

  • Winning for a French client a patent infringement lawsuit before the Guangzhou Intermediate Court and the Guangdong Higher Court. The case was selected by the Supreme Court as one of the 50 typical cases of 2014 for its instructive claim construction of functional claims.
  • Representing a foreign client in a patent infringement lawsuit before the Guangzhou Intermediate Court, winning the first case from that court to award user fees for exploiting published applications.
  • Representing a US client in a patent infringement lawsuit in the Wenzhou Intermediate Court, winning the lawsuit as well as obtaining the first preliminary injunction ever issued by that court.
  • Winning for a French client a patent infringement lawsuit before the Ningbo Intermediate Court and having Ningbo Customs intercept large quantities of infringing products. The case was selected as QBPC Best Practice Case for 2012.
  • Winning a patent infringement lawsuit before the Guangzhou Intermediate Court and the Guangdong Higher Court following a successful administrative enforcement of the patent at the Guangzhou Fair. The case was selected as QBPC Best Practice Case for 2011.
  • Winning for a German brand owner a trademark infringement lawsuit, proving repeat infringement and obtaining a large damage award of Rmb3.52 million based on liquidated damages agreed by the repeat infringer.
  • Winning a trade dress infringement lawsuit before the Hangzhou Intermediate Court for a German client. The decision was China’s first in relation to colour trade dress infringement.

Professional associations

  • China Bar

Firm details

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

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