Hui Zhang

Partner at ZY Partners

Hui Zhang joined ZY Partners in 2006. She previously worked for the IP group of a major international law firm for three years, and was an IP judge of the highest Chinese judiciary before 2003. She graduated from Chongqing University with a BSc in computer software in 1991, and later received her LLM from Renmin University.

Ms Zhang has devoted herself to the IP legal profession since 1998. Her experience as an IP judge and technical background give her unparalleled experience and unique abilities in handling complex IP litigation and technology-related matters in China. Since she began in private practice in 2003, she has represented multinational and domestic clients in high-stakes IP litigation in China involving the protection of trademarks, patents, trade secrets and copyright.

Ms Zhang’s recent practices include defending a US client in an anti-monopoly private litigation involving the fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory licence of standard-essential patents, enforcing copyright and rights under the Anti-unfair Competition Law against car design counterfeits.

Ms Zhang’s experience in the pharmaceutical industry covers various types of patent, including compound, polymorph, preparation processes, combinations, drug administration methods and second indications. She is also skilled in dealing with patent enforcement and validity review cases involving electronic, telecoms and chemical patents, as well as designs in the automotive and footwear industries.

Ms Zhang has handled a number of high-profile trademark and copyright litigations, including the:

  • successful defence of an internationally prestigious filmmaker against alleged trademark infringement for the use of a registered trademark as a film title;
  • successful claim of merchandising and naming rights;
  • successful defence of a US company in a trademark infringement lawsuit involving adjudication of likelihood of confusion by differentiating accessory software and general software; and
  • successful defence of a client against copyright infringement allegations involving typefaces.

Ms Zhang has been named as a leading patent practitioner, leading trademark practitioner and IP prominent personage by Managing Intellectual Property, Chambers Asia Pacific, the IAM Patent 1000 and the WTR 1000, since 2009.

Professional associations

  • ACLA
  • BLA
  • INTA

Firm details

ZY Partners
Suite 2606 Kuntai
International Plaza
12 Chaowai Street
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100020

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