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Gang Hu

Beijing Office
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Attorney-at-Law since 1997
Patent Attorney since 1998
Trademark Attorney since 2000


Chinese and English

Education and Training:

Bachelor of Sciences in Management from Beijing Agriculture University in 1995

Master of Law from Peking University in 2002

Received training of American Trademark Law and Practice in Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch LLP in April, 2007, Washington D.C., USA

Professional Experience:

Joined CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office in 1995

Practice Area:

Mr. HU is a senior Chinese trademark practitioner and was elected as one of the first batch of excellent agents by the firm. In addition, he has been rated as an excellent lawyer in IP field by domestic and foreign rating agencies including "Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)", "World Trademark Review (WTR)", "Chambers Asia", "IP house" and so on. His expertise and practice are mainly focused on trademark search and watch, trademark prosecution, administrative protection of trademark right, trademark administrative litigation; trademark and copyright infringement litigation, legal opinion on IP infringement, licensing of trademark, trademark strategic consulting, copyright and unfair competition and other IP dispute settlement affairs.

Mr. HU especially specialize on litigation and non-litigation settlement of difficult and complex trademark cases. He has successfully represented many internationally well-known companies to protect their interests in trademarks and assisted clients in obtaining recognition of well-known trademarks by the trademark authorities and the court. Some of the influential cases he handled were widely reported by a variety of media and, any recent IP litigation cases represented by him were awarded by the Supreme People’s Court as the annual guidance cases. At the same time, he also undertook and participated in several professional research topics assigned by China Intellectual Property Research Association, State Intellectual Property Office and China Trademark Association.

Publication and Presentation:

Author: Study of U.S. Provisional Application (I), China Intellectual Property News, July 15, 1998;

Author: Study of U.S. Provisional Application (II), China Intellectual Property News, July 22, 1998;

Author: On the Conflict of the Trademark Right and Industrial Design Patent Right, Intellectual Property, No.3, 2002

Author: Several Issues relation to Registered Trademark License Recording, China Patents & Trademarks, No.3, 2005

Author: System of Letter of Consent during trademark examining procedure, China Trademark, No.4, 2005

Author: How to choose proper Chinese trademark for trademark in foreign language, China Patents & Trademarks, No.3, 2008

Author: Chinese court’s determination and protection of three-dimensional marks, China Patents & Trademarks, No. 1, 2009

Author: Goodwill issue on ROVER brand acquisition – long march of self-owned international brand of China's auto industry, China Trademark, No.1, 2009

Author: Registration criteria on three-dimensional trademark- Thinking derived from "Zippo" case, China Intellectual Property News, August 21, 2009

Author: Introduction and interpretation for the progressive Madrid Registration System, China Intellectual Property News, Nov. 13, 2009

Author: Trademark protection under the perspective of tort law, China Intellectual Property News, Sept. 10, 2010

Author: Study on conflict between design patent and earlier three-dimensional trade mark, "2010 All-China Patent Agents Association First Annual Forum on Intellectual Property - Selected Memoir", March 2011

Author: Trademark protection for Animation Cartoon Image, China Trademark, No.9, 2011

Author: Defining trade mark use, MIP China IP Focus, 2012

Co-Author: Implementation on applying challenge obligation within trademark review procedure, China Trademark, No. 8, 2012

Author: Public, Genuine and Legitimate Use of Trademarks in the Meaning of Trademark Law, China Patent & Trademarks, No. 3, 2012

Author: The upcoming diversified era for trademark agent services in China, China Intellectual Property News, April 6, 2013

Author: Issue of law relating to use of trademarks in export-oriented OEM: Interpretation of recent relevant judicial precedents, China Patent & Trademark, No 2, 2013

Author: A breakthrough on similarity- Analysis of a groundbreaking verdict from the Beijing High Court, World Trademark Review, Issue 43 June/July 2013

Author: Evicting the squatters: China amends Trademark Law, WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW, December/January 2014

Author: Trademark Protection in related to Internet Financial Service, China Industry & Commerce News,April 24, 2014

Co-Author: Setting a precedent with anti-dilution protection,WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW,issue 49, June/July 2014

Co-Author: From narrow to broad: significant change for interested parties,WORLD TRADEMARK REVIEW,Issue 52 December/January 2015

Author: Application of Article 15- 2 of China Trademark Law, China Trademark, No. 2, 2015

Author: Determination of Interested Party of Trade Name Right ---viewed from development of judicial precedents of trademark validation, China Patent and Trademark, No. 2, 2015

Author: Application and Protection for Color Combination Trademark, Intellectual Property, No. 2, 2015 

Co-Author: A welcome change for trade mark owners in China, Managing Intellectual Property,  Special Edition, 2015

Author: Judgment of plaintiff qualification in the foreign related IP administrative litigation --- Comments on the Supreme Court’s administrative case 2014-5, China IP News, Feb. 3, 2016

Author: Application of “ne bis in idem” in the trademark controversy cases, China Trademark, No.7, 2016

Co-author: Comments on the Administrative Retrial Case of YKK Opposition Review of China's Well-known Trademark - An Investigation Based on the Principles of Commodity Relevance, Consistency of Legal Application Standards and Recognition on Demand,  A.I.P.P.I. JAPAN, August 2017           

Co-author: YKK Well-known Trademark Obtained Judicial Recognition and Protection in the Supreme People's Court of China: Key Points and Breakthroughs in YKK Retrial Cases, Managing the IP Lifecycle, No. 2018/2019           

Author: The Beijing IP Court in 2016, The Trademark Lawyer, No. 4, 2017           

Co-author: Application of Absolute Ground Standard in Trademark Authorization Confirmation Cases China Intellectual Property Daily, September 26, 2018           

Co-author: Search and Method of Graphic Trademarks, China Journal of Intellectual Property, September 30, 2018           

Co-author: The Latest Judicial Practice and Suggestions on the Non-use Cancellation System for Registered Trademarks for Three Consecutive Years, A.I.P.P.I. JAPAN, November 2018           

Co-author: From YKK Trademark to See the Way of Brand Protection of Multinational Corporations in China, China Trademark, No. 11, 2018,

Author: The Latest Judicial Practice and Enlightenment of Non-use Cancellation System for Registered Trademarks in China, China Patents and Trademarks, No. 1, 2019           

Author: Piercing the corporate veil in the case of trademark infringement in China, World Trademark Review, February 2019, Issue 77

Co-author: Judicial application and judgment of the principle of comprehensive review in the administrative litigation of trademark rejection review, IP House, March 21, 2019

Co- author: Key points of Chinese graphic trademark search, Asia IP, April 2019, Issue 11

Co-author: Analysis and Enlightenment of the main reasons for losing in the administrative response cases of trademark authorization and confirmation by the commercial judges -- from the perspective of situation change and new evidence acceptance, China Intellectual Property Journal, May 20, 2019

Author: Turning the tide: how China is fighting back against malicious filings, World Trademark Review, June 2019, Issue 81

Author: How the plaintiff approach trademark litigation, Managing intellectual property, may / June 2019

Author: Reflections on the application for registration of combined sound trademark, IP House, July 25, 2019

Co-author: The beginning of new China's trademark venture -- from the first Issue of trademark bulletin, China trademark, Issue 9, 2019

Co-author: The latest revision of China's trademark law and interpretation of its impact on enterprises, A.I.P.P.I. Japan, Issue 10, 2019

Author: An analysis of the relevant legal issues in the application of trademark coexistence agreement, IP House, November 12, 2019;

Author: Judicial recognition and Enlightenment on whether OEM acts infringe trademark rights, Thomson Reuters ALB, November 27, 2019

Presentation: Trade Dress – Protection in BRICS countries, BRICS Intellectual Property Forums 2013, Chicago, USA, May 2013.

Presentation: China’s Trademark Law: New Law, New Direction, BRICS Intellectual Property Forums 2014, Munich, Germany, May 2014

Webinar Presentation: China's New IP Courts: What U.S. Companies Need to Know, IPO IP Chat Channel, Dec. 2, 2014

Moderator: TM28 OEM Manufacture and Trademark Use: Updated Practices Under China Law, INTA annual meeting,  Santiago, May 4, 2015

Moderator: TT19 Strengthening Stylized Trademark Protection through Copyright in Different Jurisdictions: INTA annual meeting, Orlando, May 24, 2016

Writer in Chief: AIPPI Sydney Congress "Malicious Trademark Application" Resolution (China Part) September 2017

Presentation: How to carry out trademark management in the context of trademark law revision, International Chamber of Commerce China National Committee --- trademark law revision seminar, May 2019, Beijing, China

Professional Affiliation:

Member of INTA

Member of Council of AIPPI China

Member of LES China

Member of Justice Appraiser Committee of China