BAI Gang is a Founding Partner at Wanhuida Peksung IP Group, a leading Chinese IP service powerhouse formed by the merger of WAN HUI DA Law Firm & IP Agency and PEKSUNG IP Ltd in November 2016. He is the Managing Partner of Wan Hui Da Law Firm & IP Agency.
Mr. BAI is a prominent figure in China’s intellectual property field. He is a veteran intellectual property counsel who has been representing the clients’ prosecuting, enforcement and litigating interests in China since 1990s. He has been leading the firm’s practice groups in obtaining landmark decisions, delivering astute, reliable and effectual legal solutions for clients’ high-profile cases, contributing to the nation’s IPR legislative progress and helping to mold the industry standards.
On account of his expertise in the IPR field, Mr. BAI was invited in 2005 by the State Intellectual Property Strategy Working Conference to join its advisory panel on the drafting of the "China National Intellectual Property Strategy", which was released in June 2008.
Since then, Mr. BAI has been playing an advisory role in the legislative progress of Chinese IPR 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 was elected member of the China Subcommittee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) Anti Counterfeiting and Enforcement Committee for the 2006-2007 term. From then on, he has been deeply involved with the association, frequently lecturing on major issues of the industry and moderating professional workshops at various events.
Mr. BAI authors or co-authors a dozen articles and treatise including: “Regulations Clarify Role of New Agencies Following China's IP Institutional Reform” (INTA bulletin Vol. 73 No. 19, November 1, 2018), “The Outlook for IP and Brand Owners in the Context of China’s Institutional Reform” (INTA bulletin Vol. 73 No. 8, May 1, 2018, Co-author), “A 12-year battle against a bad-faith trademark application” (China Business Law Journal, 2017), “Chambers Practice Guides Pharmaceutical Advertising - China Chapter” (Chamber and Partners, 2017), “Trademark Law: China & India” (China Business Law Journal, 2014), “New Measures on Internet Trading Introduced” (International Law Office, 2010), “Actions Speak Louder than Words” (Managing IP/China IP Focus 2007), “Enforcement Lessons” (Managing IP/China IP Focus 2006), “IPR Roadmap - Roadmap for Trademark Protection in China” (IPR2). He has been a member of the editorial committee of the “China Trademark Report” (Volume I - XII) since 2003. He is regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars both at home and overseas.
In 2015, Mr. BAI was elected member of the INTA China Global Advisory Council for the 2016-2017 term. He was appointed, in 2017, Co-Chair of the Council for the 2018-2019 term. In September 2018, Mr. BAI is elected to INTA Board of Directors.
Membership & QualificationVice Director of Expert Self-Governed Management Committee of the IPR Case Guidance (Beijing) Base of the Supreme People’s Court
Member of the Advisory Board of the IPR Case Guidance (Beijing) Base of the Supreme People’s Court
Expert of the State Intellectual Property Strategy Think Tank
Expert of Beijing High-profile Intellectual Property Talent Pool
Judicial appraiser of Beijing Guo Wei IP Judicial Expertise Center
Council member of China Intellectual Property Society
Council member of Copyright Society of China
Vice President of Capital Intellectual Property Service Association
Council member of IPRC Intellectual Property Right Center
Researcher of the Intangible Assets Management and Research Center of China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)
AwardsMr. BAI has been rated Leading Lawyer/Individual in the practice of intellectual property by:
authoritative legal commentary magazine “Legal 500 Asia Pacific” (2010 - 2018)
renowned publisher of the leading directories of the legal profession Chambers & Partners (2009, 2011 - 2018)
premium legal directory for domestic law firms in Asia-Pacific “Asialaw Profiles” (2016 - 2018).
Since 2014, Mr. BAI has been included four years in a row in Managing Intellectual Property’s List of IP STARS in China. He has also been chosen by the China Law & Practice research team as a Leading Lawyer in the practice of intellectual property in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 and 2017, Mr. BAI has been ranked as a WIPR Leader for China in both the Patent and Trademark categories by the World Intellectual Property Review magazine.