Mr. Yuan Zhenfu is a Juris Doctor, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Intellectual Property Shanghai University and Of Counsel of Wanhuida Intellectual Property.
He concurrently holds the positions including Associate Dean of Wenzhou Institute of Intellectual Property, Guest Researcher of the Center for Intellectual Property Study of Fudan University, Secretary General of the Intellectual Property Committee under Shanghai Creative Industry Association, panelist of the Expert Committee of Shanghai Trademark Association, Council Member of China Intellectual Property Law Association as well as a columnist for the“China IP Magazine”.
Dr. Yuan is an esteemed figure in the circle of intellectual property academia. He is listed as one of the“National Intellectual Property Leading Individuals”by China’s State Intellectual Property Office in December 2014. He is elected one of the“Top Ten News Maker of Shanghai IP Protection”(2010) and the hundreds of high-level talents in the“Thousands and Hundreds of IP Talents Project”of State Intellectual Property Office (2007). Dr. YUAN also won the third prize of“Shanghai Teaching Achievement Award”in 2009 and the“Outstanding Young Teacher Award”in Shanghai University in 2006.
Dr. Yuan is meanwhile a prolific writer. His works include“Patent Operation and Management”,“Institutional Logic of Well-known Trademark Alienation”,“Trademark Strategic Management: Legal Support of Corporate Brand”and“General Theories of Intellectual Property Law”. He has published 60 plus treatise and 60 newspaper articles in prestigious newspapers and periodicals such as“Law Science Magazine”and“Intellectual Property”.
Dr. Yuan has taken lead in and participated in more than 20 research projects launched by the Ministry of Education, the National Intellectual Property Administration, among others. His articles and research achievements have won awards at ministerial and provincial level and have been highly commended by professional societies.
Dr. Yuan has rich experience in IP litigation, consulting and management. He has represented dozens of civil and administrative cases, both litigation and non-litigation, involving patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition.
Dr. Yuan is a sought-after speaker. At the invitation of institutions such as China Intellectual Property Training Center of the National Intellectual Property Administration, China Law Society Training Center, International Trademark Association, LexisNexis, colleges and universities, as well as local IP departments and AIC organs, he has delivered more than 60 lectures and training sessions to attendees from governmental agencies, research institutions, domestic and international businesses and industrial parks in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Guangdong, Fujian, etc.