Wanhuida IP Agency was created in 1999 by its founding partner Bai Gang and a group of trademark attorneys who had a clear vision of the level of quality service required by foreign clients for their trademark prosecution and enforcement. It began with a focus on servicing trademark need for multinational companies. In 2001, Wanhuida moved to the firm’s present premise at the Beijing Friendship Hotel. It soon established a reputation as an uprising local firm committed to providing top-notch IP legal services in accordance with worldwide professional standards.
With the rising demands of enforcement needs, Wanhuida started its law firm in 2005. While continuing to focus on trademark matters, Wanhuida added patent services to its portfolio. It also opened offices in major IP hubs of China. Besides international clients, the growth of domestic clientele has been fastest in recent years. By 2016, Wanhuida has established itself as a top tier IP service provider in China, a recognized leader in trademark services, with a rising reputation in patent and technology litigation.
Peksung has traveled a similar path as Wanhuida, except that its focus was on patent. Started in 2003 as Peksung IP Ltd. by Mr. Jiancheng Jiang and another accomplished patent attorneys in China, Peksung has grown steadily from a firm of several individuals to a patent powerhouse of over 100 professionals, serving multinational companies from all over the world. By 2016, it has established itself as a highly respected patent firm, with particular strength in the fields of chemical, pharmaceutical, life science and mechanical arts. In December 2017, the entire Peksung team was relocated to the Friendship Hotel compound, which completes the physical integration of the two firms.
The year of 2018 is an important year for Wanhuida Peksung. The firm has completed its merger of Wanhuida and Peksung with full integration. It is poised to set sail into a bright future.
The merged firm has three main legal entities, Wanhuida Law Firm, Wanhuida IP Agency and Peksung IP Ltd. and has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Hongkong, Suzhou, Ningbo, Xiamen and Kunming.
Wanhuida Peksung is now home for some 500 employees working exclusively in the field of intellectual property. We have over 100 IP lawyers specialized in IP litigation and enforcement work, 100 trademark attorneys, 100 patent attorneys and other professionals, including investigators and supporting staff. Many of them are recognized leaders in their respective fields. They have a wide range of experiences from private practice, in-house counseling, to government services in courts, police departments and administrative agencies.
Our professionals have broad as well as in-depth experience. Over the years, they have accumulatively litigated over thousands of IP cases in courts all over China, prosecuted tens of thousands of patent applications, and filed hundreds of thousands of trademark registrations. Many of the cases are first of its kind. They are recognized by industries, courts and administrative agencies as exemplary cases for their legal significance. Over 20 of our cases have been selected by China’s Supreme People’s Court as exemplary cases or published in the Gazette of the Supreme People’s Court.
We serve clients worldwide, China, Europe, the United States, Japan, Korea and other countries. Our clients spread across a broad spectrum of industries, consumer goods, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, mechanical, electronics and telecommunications. Our clientele grows steadily over the years. Client trust is a hallmark of Wanhuida Peksung services. Their loyal business and generous referrals are the single most important factor contributing to our continued growth.
"They delivered really good-quality work, and we appreciated） that they have a very sophisticated language level. They are very efficient and will be a good recommendation", remarks from a very satisfied client.
"It shines when dealing with novel or unusual matters – it has tried new points of law in many cases, and always left a great impression."
Single-mindedly solutions focused, the firm explores all angles and never gives up for its clients.
A “marvellous” firm and “true one-stop shop”, Wanhuida Peksung is a perennial fixture in the top tier. Established by a group of trademark attorneys just before the turn of the century, brands are etched into its DNA.
“A high degree of professionalism, reactiveness, clever counseling and cost efficiency” are the calling cards of market leader Wanhuida Peksung.
“We’ve had great results with Wanhuida Peksung and have come to depend on them for the resolution of issues in China,” agree many global players.
This IP boutique is regarded as a formidable force at the forefront of trademark law in China.
Sources say: “Clients are extremely impressed by their efficiency, clear advice, close follow-up and effective communication with authorities.”
“Sage and savvy” counsel has made Wanhuida Peksung a pre-eminent player in the IP realm.
Top-tier PRC firm for intellectual property, Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2012 - 2017
Tier 1 PRC firm (domestic) in both “Trademark Prosecution” and “Trademark Contentious”, Managing Intellectual Property, 2011 – 2018
Gold-band PRC firm (domestic) for both “Prosecution and Strategy” and “Enforcement and Litigation”, World Trademark Review, 2011 – 2018
Bronze-band PRC firm (domestic) for patent litigation and transactions, Intellectual Asset Management, 2015 – 2018
China Business Law Awards Winner in the category of intellectual property, 2013 – 2017
Outstanding firm in intellectual property in China, Asialaw Profiles, 2016 – 2017
ALB China Domestic Trademarks / Copyright Law Firm Tier 2, Patent Law Firm Tier 2, Asian Legal Business, 2018
PRC Firm of the Year in intellectual property, China Law & Practice, 2015
Tier 1 PRC firm for Patent Prosecution & Patent Contentious, and Trademark Prosecution & Trademark Contentious, Asia IP, 2012 – 2015
Band 1 PRC firm for intellectual property, Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2012 & 2013