Ren Haiyan Management Committee

Personal description

REN Haiyan is a Partner at Wanhuida Intellectual Property and a Member of the firm’s Management Committee. She is the most experienced trademark attorney of the firm, starting practising as a trademark attorney in 1994 and progressively extending her practice to design patent counseling and strategic planning for integrated IP rights protection.

In 1999, Ms. REN co-founded WAN HUI DA with a number of other experienced attorneys. As one of the founding partners, she has made an indelible contribution to the firm, which has already been ranked as a top tier IP firm by various professional publications. As one of the firm's main representatives, Ms. REN has been nominated as a leading individual practitioner in the field of intellectual property in China. She was included in Managing IP’s 2020 edition of Top 250 Women in IP for her exceptional performance for her clients and firms in the past year. She was named as an “Outstanding Individual” by the World Trademark Review 1000 in 2011, 2012, 2017, 2018 and 2019. She was also nominated as a “Leading individual” by Chambers and Partners in 2009, 2011 throughout 2013. She was the Exclusive winner of 2012 International Law Office Client Choice Awards (IP field, China) and an “IP STAR” in China rated by Managing Intellectual Property in 2015, 2017, from 2018 throughout 2021. Haiyan was listed as a recommended IP Lawyer in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 edition of The Asia Pacific Legal 500.

In her 27 years of practice, Ms. REN has handled high-profile cases relating to trademark and design patent filing, registration, litigation and dispute resolution. As the joint head of the firm’s trademark practice group and the managing coordinator for all anti-counterfeiting, infringement and unfair competition cases, she has guided a team of more than 300 trademark and patent attorneys and attorneys-at-law. She has advised numerous Fortune 500 companies on trademark profile auditing, strategic planning for trademark and design protection, domain name disputes, unfair competition cases, IP border protection by Customs and criminal enforcement.

Ms. REN was elected to the International Trademark Association (INTA) China Trademark Office Subcommittee of the Trademark Office Practices Committee for her significant experience in the field. Ms. REN is also a sought-after speaker at IP-related seminars and conferences throughout China and has given speeches at various global annual conferences organized by INTA, the International Anti-counterfeiting Coalition and others.

She authors or co-authors a dozen articles, with some of her recent articles including: “Several Issues We Should Know in the Battle against Bad-Faith Trademarks in China”, “Bad faith trademark filing” (Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2017) and “Becoming more strategic in fighting bad faith filing in China” (Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2018).


Leading IP Individual by Chambers & Partners (2009, 2011-2013)

World Leading Trademark Professional by World Trademark Review (2011, 2012, 2017, 2018 & 2019)

Exclusive winner of 2012 ILO Client Choice Awards (IP field, China)

IP STAR in China by prestigious international IP media Managing Intellectual Property (2015, 2017 - 2021)

Leading Lawyer in the practice area of intellectual property in China by Asialaw Profiles - premium legal directory for domestic law firms in Asia-Pacific (2016 - 2018)

Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer in China by “China Law & Practice” - a leader in specialized industry news and information (2015)

Recommended IP Lawyer of The Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2019- 2021)

Membership & Qualification

Member of INTA

Special researcher of the Intangible Assets Management and Research Center of China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)