William Yang

Partner at Panawell & Partners

William Yang graduated from the Sichuan Normal University Foreign Language Department (1988) and the Law School of Renmin University (1990).

Mr Yang served the Chinese Ministry of Supervision from 1990 to 1995. In 1996 he moved to China Patent Agent (Hong Kong) Ltd as an attorney-at-law and deputy director of the legal affairs department, during which time he represented a number of multinational companies from different continents in litigation. Mr Yang joined Panawell & Partners in January 2007.

Mr Yang has broad and significant experience in IP licensing and assignment, IP customs protection, anti-unfair competition, anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy, patent and trademark registration and litigation, computer and copyright registration, domain name registration and dispute resolution, and domestic and international trademark clearance and prosecution, for both domestic and overseas clients. In addition, he has handled a wide range of complex infringement litigations for domestic and international corporations, both at trial and on appeal. Mr Yang is a frequent speaker at both local and international IP seminars.

Mr Yang was trained in US law firms. He is a member of the Licensing Executives Society China, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys China, the China Copyright Association, the China Trademark Association, and has been selected as an expert by the Intellectual Property Office (BJIPO) of Beijing Municipal Government in its IP Experts Pool.

Mr Yang’s working languages are Chinese and English.

Professional associations

  • CTA
  • LES

Sample client list

  • Airbus Operations Gmbh
  • CAS Institutes
  • E Ink Corporation
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Taikang Group

Firm details

Panawell & Partners
1002-1005 10th Floor
China Life Tower
16 Chao Yang Men Wai Street
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100020

Contact details

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