Gang Bai

Founding Partner at Wanhuida Intellectual Property

Gang Bai is the founding partner and management committee chair of Wanhuida Intellectual Property and a prominent figure in China’s IP field. He is a veteran counsel who has been prosecuting, enforcing and litigating clients’ IP interests since the 1990s. He has been leading the firm’s practice groups in obtaining landmark decisions, delivering astute, reliable and effectual legal solutions in high-profile cases, contributing to the nation’s IP legislative progress and helping mould the industry standards.

Mr Bai has been playing an advisory role in the legislative progress of Chinese IP laws and regulations. He was invited to advise on the third amendment to the Trademark Law, the amendment to the Regulations for the Implementation of the Trademark Law, the revision of the Regulations on Customs Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and, more recently, the drafting of the Provisions of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues Concerning the Hearing of Administrative Cases Involving the Granting and Affirmation of Trademark Rights.

Mr Bai frequently writes on IP issues. Some of his recent publications include: “Matters to be addressed in the future revision of China’s trademark law” (Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2020, co-author), “China’s 2018 National Intellectual Property Action Plan” (INTA Bulletin Vol 74 No 1, 2019), “Regulations Clarify Role of New Agencies Following China’s IP Institutional Reform” (INTA Bulletin Vol 73 No 19, 2018), “The Outlook for IP and Brand Owners in the Context of China’s Institutional Reform” (INTA Bulletin Vol 73 No 8, 2018, co-author), and “A 12-year battle against a bad-faith trademark application” (China Business Law Journal, 2017, Volume 8 Issue 8, co-author).

Mr Bai has been included in Managing Intellectual Property’s List of IP Stars in China for the past seven years. He has also been rated as a Leading Lawyer/Individual by Legal 500 (2010-2020), Chambers & Partners (2011-2020) and Asialaw Profiles (2016-2021). In 2020, he was inducted into the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Hall of Fame. He currently serves on INTA’s Board of Directors for the 2020-2022 term.

Professional associations

  • CTA
  • INTA

Firm details

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

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