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 his 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 to 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).

He is a member of INTA’s Board of Directors and co-Chair of INTA’s China Global Advisory Council for the 2018-2019 term.

Since 2014, Mr Bai has been included six years in a row in Managing Intellectual Property’s List of IP Stars in China. He has been rated as a Leading Lawyer/Individual by Legal 500 (2012-2019), Chambers & Partners (2011-2019) and Asialaw Profiles (2016-2020).

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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