BAI Gang is the Founding Partner and Management Committee Chair at Wanhuida Intellectual Property.
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 fourth and 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. 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. In October 2019, Mr. Bai has been re-nominated to the INTA Board of Directors for a three-year term commencing January 1, 2020.
Mr. BAI authors or co-authors a dozen articles and treatise including: “The Court of Yuyao (Zhejiang Province) adjudicates a civil claim incidental to a criminal trademark infringement case” (Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2021, Co-author), “Matters to be addressed in the future revision of China’s trade mark law” (Asialaw Leading Lawyers 2020, Co-author), “China’s 2018 National Intellectual Property Action Plan” (INTA Bulletin Vol. 74 No. 1, January 15, 2019), “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, September 2017, Volume 8 Issue 8, Co-author), “Chambers Practice Guides Pharmaceutical Advertising - China Chapter” (Chamber and Partners, Chambers Global Practice Guides 2018, Co-author), “Trademark Law: China & India” (China Business Law Journal, 2014, Co-author), “New Measures on Internet Trading Introduced” (International Law Office, 2010, Co-author), “Actions Speak Louder than Words” (Managing IP/China IP Focus 2007, Co-author), “Enforcement Lessons” (Managing IP/China IP Focus 2006), “IPR Roadmap - Roadmap for Trademark Protection in China” (IPR2, Co-author). 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.
Mr. BAI has
been rated Leading Lawyer/Individual in the practice of intellectual
Mr. BAI has been rated Leading Lawyer/Individual in the practice of intellectual property by:
authoritative legal commentary magazine “Legal 500 Asia Pacific” (2012 - 2021)
renowned publisher of the leading directories of the legal profession Chambers & Partners (2009, 2011 - 2021)
premium legal directory for domestic law firms in Asia-Pacific “Asialaw Profiles” (2016 - 2021)
Mr. BAI has been included eight years in a row in Managing Intellectual Property’s List of IP STARS in China. In 2020, he is inducted into the Legal
500 Asia Pacific Hall of Fame. He has been ranked by World Trademark
Review (WTR) as a recommended individual in enforcement and litigation since
2019. Since 2016, Mr. BAI has been ranked as a WIPR Leader for China in the Trademark category by the World Intellectual Property Review magazine.
Since 2014, Mr. BAI has been included eight years in a row in Managing Intellectual Property’s List of IP STARS in China. In 2020, he is inducted into the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Hall of Fame. He has been ranked by World Trademark Review (WTR) as a recommended individual in enforcement and litigation since 2019. Since 2016, Mr. BAI has been ranked as a WIPR Leader for China in the Trademark category by the World Intellectual Property Review magazine.
Membership & Qualification
Vice 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)