Partner at SIPS
Dan Plane is experienced in all facets of IP law, in particular anti-counterfeiting and IP enforcement.
Admitted in Hong Kong, Australia and Wisconsin, he has practised extensively in the United States (as both a patent litigator and public prosecutor), Europe (as Nokia’s anti-counterfeiting counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and in China and Asia Pacific – both as in-house counsel for Louis Vuitton (managing its regional anti-counterfeiting programme) and in private practice with two of the world’s leading international law firms and one of Australia’s premier IP practices.
Mr Plane 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 IP programmes and IP security programmes in supply chain and distribution contexts.
Mr Plane is a frequent speaker and writer on IP 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 programmes. He also serves on INTA’s Anti-counterfeiting Committee.
Fluent in Mandarin, Mr Plane has practised as a China IP specialist for approximately 18 years. He has been recognised as a China ‘IP Star’ by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.