Jason Yao

Senior Partner at Wanhuida Peksung IP Group

Jason Yao is a senior partner at Wanhuida Peksung IP Group. Mr Yao’s practice covers a wide range of IP matters, including litigations on disputes over trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets, investigation and enforcement against trademark counterfeiting, patent infringement and piracy through administrative and criminal actions, licensing, acquiring and transferring trademarks, patents and copyrighted works, handling compliance programmes and government investigations on unfair competition and antitrust matters.

Mr Yao utilises a unique combination of in-house and external counsel experience to manage IP portfolios and corporate legal matters for both multinational and Chinese companies. He led the brand protection team of Proctor & Gamble Company in China and handled over 1,000 cases in seven years, some of which were the first IP cases in the region. After finishing his higher education in IP law at Boston University School of Law, Mr Yao joined Gillette Company as the general counsel for Greater China, where he handled a complicated investigation and enforcement against a counterfeit syndicate. After Gillette merged into Procter & Gamble Company, Mr Yao joined Acushnet Company, where he served as the leading counsel for both IP and general legal matters in the Asia-Pacific region. He successfully coordinated major US golf manufacturers and put together a comprehensive programme for cooperatively and collectively fighting against counterfeit and pirated products, achieving significant results.

As the legal committee chair and vice chair of the Quality Brands Protection Committee of China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, Mr Yao has worked with legislative authorities, judicial departments and government enforcement agencies to improve legislation and enforcement of IP rights in China. Mr Yao is a frequent speaker at international and domestic conferences and seminars on IP issues, corporate governance and other legal topics.

Professional associations

  • ACLA
  • INTA
  • IACC

Firm details

Wanhuida Peksung IP Group
Yiyuan Office Building
Friendship Hotel
No. 1 Zhongguancun Street South
Haidian District
Beijing 100873
China

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