Firm: Lifang & Partners
Location: Beijing, China
ZHANG Yan is fully engaged in IP litigation and administrative enforcement. He advises clients on IP portfolio management and integrated protection strategies, and enforces IP protection strategies in a manner that maximises the gains of his clients. Managing IP has previously described him as having “made an excellent first impression by gaining an understanding of our business very quickly and working tirelessly on our cases.” Mr. Zhang has rich experience in fighting against IP infringement in China, as well as defending against infringement actions in the fields of patent, trademark, unfair competition, business secrets and copyright. He enforces IP against infringers through administrative and criminal procedures by working with local authorities and courts. IAM has previously called him “talented at defending and initiating infringement proceedings.” Mr. Zhang also advises clients on various licensing agreements, as well as corporate issues relating to IP. He provides advice on crisis management, public relations, and legal compliance solutions. IAM has previously stated that “Yan Zhang is one of a handful of domestic experts with in-depth knowledge of how to structure licensing deals and transactional agreements.” He has represented clients in multiple milestone and pioneer cases in the field of IP, including 3D trademarks, parallel import, well-known trademarks, such cases were listed by different legal media, administrations, and Chinese courts, including the Supreme Court.