Mar 02,2022

WTR Ranks Wanhuida in 2022

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In the 2022 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals, which is released on 2nd March 2022, Wanhuida Intellectual Property is once again rated in the Gold Band as a top PRC firm for both "Prosecution and Strategy" and "Enforcement and Litigation" category.

According to the World Trademark Review 1000 2022, Wanhuida is a Chinese IP titan with “unmatched stature and reputation in the IP field”, which “has dominated the trademark market for yet another year”. The firm’s “leading trademark team have contributed frequently to the development of Chinese IP law and set precedent after precedent in the realm of trademark application and infringement lawsuit”. Foreign counsels are enthused by the high quality of work that the firm brings to the table: “Wanhuida is a true business partner which understands the business very well.” “They are one of the most knowledgeable, efficient, and effective Chinese firms I have worked with.”

Lauded for the extraordinary competence and level of expertise, the firm's Founding Partner and Management Committee Chair Bai Gang is ranked by WTR as a recommended individual in “Enforcement and Litigation” for being “a fierce representative in trademark infringement and anti-counterfeiting disputes”. Partner and Management Committee Member Dr. Huang Hui also receives individual honor from WTR in the same field for having “a razor-sharp understanding of the theory and practice of the whole trademark cycle”. Other recommended individuals within the firm include two other partners and Management Committee Members Haiyan Ren (Prosecution and Strategy) and Jason Yao (Enforcement and Litigation), as well Partner Yunquan Li (Prosecution and Strategy). Haiyan Ren is dubbed as one of the firm’s “rainmakers” who “has been a trustworthy name when it comes to trademark filing and registration”. WTR editorial names Jason as “another seasoned litigator on the roster” and commends Yunquan Li for “bringing a wealth of legal and industry knowledge to the table… in particular, trademark due diligence, investigation, prosecution and negotiation”.

The WTR 1000 is the definitive guide exclusively dedicated to identifying the world's leading trademark legal services providers. As with previous editions, to arrive at the 2022 rankings, WTR undertook an exhaustive qualitative research project to identify the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice. When identifying the leading firms, factors such as depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically instructed were taken into account, alongside positive peer and client feedback. The results are presented in bands – gold, silver and bronze – to reflect the reputations of teams and professionals relative to their peers in the field.