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Gang Bai is a prominent figure in China’s intellectual property field. He is a veteran intellectual property counsel who has been representing the clients’ prosecuting, enforcement and litigating interests in China since 1990s. He has been leading the firm’s practice groups in obtaining landmark decisions, delivering astute, reliable and effectual legal solutions for clients’ high-profile cases, contributing to the nation’s IPR legislative progress and helping to mold the industry standards.
Mr. Bai has been playing an advisory role in the legislative progress of Chinese IPR laws and regulations. He was invited to advise on the third amendment to the “Trademark Law”, the amendment to the “Regulations for the Implementation of the Trademark Law”, the revision of the “Regulations on Customs Protection of Intellectual Property Rights” and more recently the drafting of the “Provisions of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues Concerning the Hearing of Administrative Cases Involving the Granting and Affirmation of Trademark Rights”.
Mr. Bai authors/co-authors a dozen of articles and treatise. Some of his recent publications includes: “The Court of Yuyao (Zhejiang Province) adjudicates a civil claim incidental to a criminal trademark infringement case”, “Matters to be addressed in the future revision of China’s trade mark law”, “China’s 2018 National Intellectual Property Action Plan”, “Regulations Clarify Role of New Agencies Following China's IP Institutional Reform” and “The Outlook for IP and Brand Owners in the Context of China’s Institutional Reform”.
He currently serves on INTA’s Board of Directors for the 2020-2022 term. Since 2014, Mr. Bai has been included eight years in a row in Managing Intellectual Property’s List of IP STARS in China. He has been rated as Leading Lawyer/Individual in the intellectual property practice by the “Legal 500 (2010 - 2022), “Chambers & Partners” (2011 - 2020) as well as “Asialaw Profiles” (2016 - 2022). He is inducted into the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Hall of Fame in 2021 and 2022. In 2022, he is also listed as an “Eminent Practitioner” by “Chambers & Partners” in the category of “Intellectual Property: Non-litigation (PRC Firms)”.
Year Joined Firm: 1999
Education/Alumni: Beijing Normal University
Network Memberships: INTA, China Intellectual Property Society, Copyright Society of China, China Trademark Association