Aug 18,2023

Wanhuida Partner speaks at trade secret roundtable in Shanghai

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On 18th August 2023, the 8th Xuhui Binjiang Forum on Rule of Law is held in Shanghai. The event attracts over 300 guests from academia, law firms and businesses.

The Forum features keynote speeches delivered by heavyweight speakers, the release of the “2023 Guide of Elite Intellectual Property Legal Service Brands”, as well as roundtables on “Copyright Enforcement – Challenges & Solutions in the era of Digital Economy”, “Corporate Patent Strategy & Practice against the backdrop of New Competition Status Quo”, “Trademark Enforcement from the Perspective of Brand Economy”, as well as “Corporate Trade Secret & Protection”.

The “2023 Guide of Elite Intellectual Property Legal Service Brands” is a regional directory listing outstanding individuals and law firms in the intellectual property field in Xuhui District, Shanghai. The candidates are recommended by peers and are further vetted through an extensive research process conducted by Legal Vision.

Wanhuida Law Firm, which is affiliated to Wanhuida Intellectual Property, is ranked in the Directory and recognized as an Influential Law Firm Brand in the Intellectual Property Field in 2023 by Legal Vision.

Wanhuida Partner Bruce Yu speaks at the “Corporate Trade Secret & Protection” roundtable. Bruce parses the correlation between trade secret and non-compete disputes, and the close association between trade secret and disputes over patent ownership. That the boundary between patent novelty and the non-disclosure of trade secret is often blurred and the ambiguous criteria in assessing the infringer’s bad faith makes enforcement of trade secret an uphill battle. Bruce also offers takeaways in trade secret enforcement from a case law perspective.

Trade secret roundtable (Bruce Yu, R1)

Bruce speaking at the roundtable