Gang Hu
Board Member, Deputy General Manager
Tel: (86 10)8220 2266
Fax: (852) 2827 1018
Email: hgang@cpahkltd.com

Working Team
Top Management, Trademark Team, Legal Service Team


Qualification
1997 Qualified as a lawyer
1998 Patent Attorney
2000 Trademark Attorney


Education and Training
2002 Master's Degree, School of Law, Peking University LLM Program
1995 Bachelor's Degree, Beijing Agricultural College, majoring in Economic Management
2007 Trained in U.S. trademark law and practice at BSKB Law Firm, Inc.


Work Experience
1995- Sept. 2023 CCPIT Patent and Trademark Office
Sept. 2023 - Present China Patent Agent (H.K.) LTD.


Service Area
Patent Agency, Trademark Agency, Legal Services


Technical Backgroud
Manufacturing & Industrials


Practice Area
Trademark Registration Consultation, Trademark Registration Application, Madrid International Registration Application , Application for Three-year Non-Use Cancellation, Review of Trademark Cancellation, Review of Trademark Refusal, Review of Disapproval of Trademark Registration, Trademark Opposition Application, Trademark Invalidation , Review of Madrid International Trademark Refusal, Trademark Administrative Litigation, Trademark Civil Litigation, Administrative Protection Against Trademark Infringement (Investigation and Handling/Anti-Counterfeiting ), Trademark Co-Existence Agreement (Letter of Consent) Negotiation, Trademark Trading/Assignment Negotiation, Domain Name Arbitration (Domain Name Disputes), Copyright Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property Strategy Consulting, Intellectual Property Protection Strategy, Intellectual Property Training, Intellectual Property Assignment, Intellectual Property Licensing, Intellectual Property Operation, Intellectual Property Value Assessment, Intellectual Property-Related Legal Advice, Intellectual Property Infringement Risk Assessment, Intellectual Property Infringement Analysis, Intellectual Property Infringement Investigation, Intellectual Property Due Diligence, Other Legal Matters Related to Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property-Related Dispute Resolution, Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration, Intellectual Property Contract Drafting and Review, Risk Management and Loss Control


Personal Achievements


Industry Recognition:   
Recognized as an outstanding professional in the field of intellectual property by prestigious international media for many years, including being selected as one of the "Leading Litigators" by Chambers Chambers, "Stars of Intellectual Property" by Managing Intellectual Property, "Stars of Dispute Resolution" by Benchmark Litigation, "1000 World's Leading Trademark 
Practitioners" by World Trademark Review (WTR) Magazine, Benchmark Litigation's "Stars of Dispute Resolution", World Trademark Review's (WTR) magazine's "1,000 World's Leading Trademark Practitioners", AsiaIP's "Asia's Leading Trademark Practitioners", and AsiaIP's "Leading Trademark Practitioners". AsiaIP's "Asia's IP Experts" and many more. 
 
Edited works: 
-Trademark Use Practice, Intellectual Property Publishing House, October 2021 
-Geographical Indications Jurisprudence, Intellectual Property Publishing House, October 2023 

Co-edited works: 
- Compliance Guide for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in China - An Applicable Interpretation of the Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Compliance Management Systems for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Law Press, September 2023   

Main Articles: 
Author, Study on Provisional Applications in the United States (I), China Intellectual Property News, July 15, 1998 
Author: Study on Provisional Applications in the United States (II), China Intellectual Property News, July 22, 1998 
Author: Conflict of Rights between Trademark and Design Patents, Intellectual Property, No. 3, 2002 
Author: Several Issues on the Filing of License Contracts for the Use of Registered Trademarks, China Patent and Trademark, No. 3, 2005 
Author: The Consent System in Trademark Examination Procedures, China Trademark, No. 4, 2005 
Author: How to Choose a Suitable Chinese Trademark for a Foreign-Language Trademark, China Patent and Trademark, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2008 
Author: Chinese Courts Find Protection for Shaped Three-Dimensional Trademarks, China Patent & Trademarks, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009 
Author: Goodwill Issues in the Acquisition of the ROVER Brand--The Road to the Development of China's Autonomous International Brand of Automobiles, Chinese Trademarks, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009 
Author: Judgment on the Standard for Registration of Three-dimensional Trademarks in the Appearance of Goods--Thinking Triggered by the "Zippo" Case, China Intellectual Property News, Aug. 21, 2009 
Author: Introduction and Interpretation of the Madrid International Trademark Registration System, China Intellectual Property News, November 13, 2009 
Author: Protection of Trademark Rights under the Perspective of Tort Liability Law, China Intellectual Property News, September 10, 2010 
Author: Study on the Conflict of Rights between Design Patents and Prior Three-dimensional Trademarks, 2010 All-China Patent Attorneys' Association Annual Conference - Selected Papers from the First Intellectual Property Forum, March 2011 
Author: Trademark Protection of Animation Cartoon Images, China Trademark, No. 9, 2011 
Author: Defining the Use of Trademarks, Managing Intellectual Property, China Special Issue 2012 
First Author: The Application of the Obligation to Inform of the Application for Evasion in Trademark Review and Adjudication Proceedings, China Trademarks, Vol. 8, No. 8, 2012 
Author: Use in the Sense of Trademark Law: "Open, True and Legal" - Interpretation of Recent Judicial Cases, China Patent & Trademark, No. 3, 2012 
Author: Trademark Agency Services Enter Diversified Era, China IP News, April 26, 2013 
Author: Legal Issues of Trademark Use in Export-Only OEM Processing - Interpretation of Recent Relevant Judicial Cases, China Patent & Trademark, No. 2, 2013 
Author: A Major Breakthrough on a Similar Issue - An Analysis of an Innovative Decision of the Beijing High Court, World Trademark Review, Vol. 43, 2013 
Author: Stopping Looting: Changes to China's Trademark Law, World Trademark Review, January 2014 
Author: Beyond the "Gradual Flowering" - A Look at Trademark Protection Related to Internet Financial Services, China Business News, April 24, 2014, p. T18 
First Author: An Important Jurisprudence for Anti-Dilution Protection, World Trademark Review, No. 49, June 2014 
First Author: Extended Application - Apparent Changes in the Determination of Interested Persons, World Trademark Review, No. 52, January 2015 
Author, Application of Article 15(2) of the Trademark Law, China Trademarks, No. 2, 2015  
Author: Determination of interested party of trade name right---Taking the development of judicial precedents on trademark confirmation as a perspective, China Patent and Trademark, Issue 2, 2015 
Author, Filing and Protection of Color Combination Trademarks, Intellectual Property, Vol. 2, 2015 
First Author: Favorable Changes for Trademark Owners from China, Managing Intellectual Property, April 2015 Special Issue 
Author: Judgment on the Subjective Qualification of Plaintiffs in Foreign-related Intellectual Property Administrative Litigation--An Appraisal of the Supreme Court's (2014) Xingtizi No. 5 Trademark Dispute Administrative Re-examination Case, China Intellectual Property News, Feb. 3, 2016, p. 009 
Author: The Application of the Principle of "One Matter No Longer Reason" in Trademark Invalidation and Confirmation Cases, China Trademarks, No. 7, 2016 
First Author: Review of the Administrative Re-examination Case of the Opposition Review of the Well-Known Trademark YKK in China - An Examination of the Principles of Merchandise Relevance, Consistency of Legal Application Standards, and Determination on the Basis of Needs, A.I.P.P.I. JAPAN, August 2017 Issue 
First author: YKK Well-Known Trademarks Gain Judicial Recognition and Protection in China's Supreme People's Court - A Review of the Key Points and Breakthroughs in the YKK Retrial Case, China: Managing the IP Lifecycle, Issue 2018/2019 
By The Beijing IP Court in 2016, The Trademark Lawyer, Issue 4, 2017 
First Author: the Application of the Absolute Reason Standard in Trademark Authorization and Confirmation Cases, China Intellectual Property News, September 26, 2018 
First Author Ruminating on Graphic Trademark Search and Methods, Chinese Journal of 
Intellectual Property, September 30, 2018 
First Author: Recent Judicial Practices and Suggestions on the Three-Year Non-Use Revocation System for Registered Trademarks, A.I.P.P.I. JAPAN November 2018 
First author: the road of brand protection of multinational companies in China from the 'YKK' trademark, China Trademark, No. 11, 2018 
Author: The Latest Judicial Practice and Implications of the Registered Trademark Non-Use Revocation System, China Patent & Trademark, No. 1, 2019 
Author, Piercing the Corporate Veil in Chinese Trademark Infringement Cases, World Trademark Review, February 2019 Issue 77 overall 
First author: judicial application and judgment of the principle of comprehensive examination in the administrative litigation of trademark refusal review, Knowledge and Power, 2019-03-21 
First author: an analysis of the key points of a graphic trademark search in China, Asia IP, April 2019 Issue 11 overall 
First author: Analysis of the Main Losing Reasons and Implications of the Commercial Appraisal Commission's Main Losses in Trademark Authorization and Confirmation of Rights Administrative Response Cases - Taking Change of Circumstances and Admission of New Evidence as the Research Perspectives, Chinese Journal of Intellectual Property, 2019-05-20; Author: Reversing the Tide: How China is Fighting Back Against Bad Faith Trademark Filings, World Trademark Review, June 2019 Total Issue 81 
Author, How Plaintiffs Handle Trademark Litigation, Managing Intellectual Property, May/June 2019 Issue 
By Reflections on the Registration of Combined Sound Trademark Applications, Intellectual Property Power, 2019-07-25 
First Author: The Beginning of New China's Trademark Business - From the First Issue of Trademark Bulletin, China Trademark, No. 9, 2019 
FIRST AUTHOR: An Interpretation of the Latest Changes to China's Trademark Law and the Impact on Businesses, A.I.P.P.I. JAPAN, Issue 10, 2019 
Author, Exploring the Legal Issues Related to the Application of Trademark Coexistence Agreements, Knowledgeforce, 2019-11-12 
Author, Judicial Determination of Whether Foreign Customized Processing Behavior Infringes Trademark Rights and Implications, Thomson Reuters ALB, 2019-11-27 
Author: China's Agreed Obligations and Prospects for the Protection of Geographical Indications, Managing Intellectual Property, January 2020 
Co-Author: Protection of Trademark Rights Involved in Parallel Imports, China Intellectual Property Journal, June 4, 2020 
Author: Three Interpretations of the Judgment Standards for Trademark Infringement from the Practical Level, China Intellectual Property News, July 22, 2020 
By Transformation Towards a Green Digital Economy - Insights from the EU IP Action Plan, China IP Journal, August 6, 2020 
By China-EU GI Agreement: A New Commitment to Trade Globalization, Trademark Lawyers, September 10, 2020 
Co-authorship: A Study of Trademark Coexistence Issues (above), China Trademarks, No. 10, 2020 
Co-authorship: A Study of Trademark Coexistence Issues (below), China Trademarks, No. 11, 2020 
Author: How to get over the hurdle of "distinctiveness" in sound trademark registration? China Intellectual Property News, March 3, 2021 
Author, Examining the Challenges of Obtaining Sound Trademarks in China, Managing Intellectual Property, March 4, 2021 
Author: Introduction and Analysis of the Latest Draft Amendment to the WIPO International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of Trademark Registration, China IP Magazine, May 24, 2021 
First Author: Suggestions and Reflections on Improving the Revocation System of Registered Trademarks for Three Consecutive Years of Non-Use, China Trademarks, No. 7, 2021 
Author: Recent Developments in the Judicial Protection of Geographical Indications in the European Union from the Morbier Cheese Case, China Intellectual Property Journal, September 27, 2021 
Author: "What Does China's Accession to the Hague Agreement Mean? What You Should Know," Patent Attorney Magazine, March 8, 2022 
Co-Author: The Development and Interpretation of the Risk Representation System for Attorneys, Knowledgeability, March 21, 2022 
Author, "Coordinated Protection of Intellectual Property Rights under the Framework of Free Trade Agreements from the Perspective of RCEP", China Foreign Trade, August 2022 
Author, "Intellectual Property Compliance Management in the IPO Process of Enterprises", China Foreign Trade, February 2023 
Author: "Reputational Protection of Geographical Indications - Taking the European Union's "Evocative Association" Jurisprudence as a Research Perspective", China Trademarks, May 2023 
 
Lectures: 
Presentation: "Trade dress - protection offered by BRICS", BRICS Intellectual Property Forum, Chicago, USA, May 2013 
Webinar Presentation: China's IP Courts - What U.S. Companies Should Know, Intellectual Property Owners Association, December 2, 2014 
Lecture: China's Trademark Law: New Law, New Direction, BRICS Intellectual Property Forum, Munich, Germany, May 2014 
Moderator: TM28 OEM Manufacturing and Trademark Use: Recent Practices under Chinese Jurisdiction, International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, Santiago, May 4, 2015 
Moderator: TT19 Enhancing the Protection of Graphical Trademarks through Copyright in Different Jurisdictions, International Trademark Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, May 24, 2016 
Author: Resolution on "Bad Faith Trademark Filing" at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property (China Section) September 2017 
Lecture: How to Manage Trademarks for Enterprises in the Context of Trademark Law Revision, Seminar on Trademark Law Revision for China National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, May 2019 
Presentation: New Developments in the Protection of Geographical Indications, Certification 
Marks and Collective Marks, Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property 2020 Annual Online Conference, October 9, 2020  
Presentation: Challenges and Opportunities arising from the China-EU Agreement on Geographical Indications, ICC China National Committee, July 6, 2021 
Lecture: Judicial Protection of EU Geographical Indications in China, First Sino-European Cooperation Conference on Geographical Indications (Chengdu), September 17, 2021 
Presentation: Businesses' Rights Protection Strategies in ASEAN under the RCEP IPR Framework, Coalition Against Copyright Infringement and Counterfeiting, December 7, 2022 
Author: Resolution on "Responsibility of Online Marketplaces for Online Infringement of Industrial Property Rights" at the 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (China section) October 2023 
  
Research Projects: 
(1) Presided over the 2020 soft science research project of the State Intellectual Property Office, "Research on Improving the Trademark Right Use System". 
(2) Presiding over the 2019 Research Project of China Intellectual Property Research Association, "Research on the Regulation and Self-regulation of Trademark Agency Industry". 
(3) Chairing the Chinese Trademark Association's 2019 research project "Research on Trademark Coexistence Issues 
 



Representative Cases
(1) In 2003, represented a famous German automobile company in obtaining the first three-dimensional trademark registration protection for the shape of an automobile in China. 
(2) In 2005, represented a German shoe company to win an important refusal review case, which became the first case in which the China Trademark Review and Adjudication Board formally considered and eventually accepted the consent system in a refusal review case. 
(3) In 2006, represented a famous U.S. pharmaceutical company in the first case of three-dimensional trademark infringement litigation in China in the Beijing First Intermediate People's Court. 
(4) In 2008, represented a German company to successfully apply for the registration of a collective trademark for geographical indications used in the 32nd class of goods, which was the first foreign geographical indications to be designated for protection in China through the extension of international registration. 
(5) In 2014, representing a famous German automobile parts manufacturer to win a trademark dispute administrative litigation retrial case in the Supreme People's Court, which was selected as one of the 50 typical intellectual property cases of the Supreme Court in 2014, and selected as one of the "Annual Report on Intellectual Property Cases of the Supreme People's Court (2014)". 
6) In 2014, represented a famous British jewelry company to win a trademark dispute administrative litigation retrial case in the Supreme People's Court, which was selected in the Annual Report on Intellectual Property Cases of the Supreme People's Court (2014). 
(7) In 2014, representing a globally renowned chemical company to win the re-examination of an administrative dispute over trademark opposition review in the Supreme People's Court, which was awarded as a typical case of intellectual property rights by the Guangdong 
Intellectual Property Protection Association in 2015. 
8) In 2016, representing a famous U.S. automobile company to win a trademark invalidation case in the Supreme People's Court, which was awarded as the 2015-2016 Excellent Trademark Agency Case by the Chinese Trademark Association 
9) In 2018, represented a globally recognized chemical company to win a trademark infringement case in Beijing Higher People's Court, obtaining the highest statutory damages and obtaining the protection of well-known trademark recognition, which was awarded as the Excellent Trademark Representation Case of China Trademark Association in 2017-2018. 
(10) In 2019, represented a Dutch multinational company to win a trademark dispute administrative litigation retrial case in the Supreme People's Court, which was selected as one of the 50 typical intellectual property cases of the Supreme Court in 2019, and selected as one of the "Annual Report on Intellectual Property Cases of the Supreme People's Court (2019)". 
11) In 2020, represented an Italian luxury brand company to win a trademark dispute administrative litigation case in Beijing Higher People's Court, which was awarded as the outstanding trademark agency case of China Trademark Association in 2019-2020. 
(12) In 2020, represented a Japanese company in winning a trademark dispute administrative litigation retrial case in the Supreme People's Court, which was selected as one of the 50 typical intellectual property cases of the Supreme Court in 2020 and included in the Annual Report on Intellectual Property Cases of the Supreme People's Court (2020). 
(13) In 2022, represented a Chinese film and game company in winning a trademark and anti-unfair competition litigation defense in the Tianhe District People's Court of Guangzhou City, rejecting all of the plaintiff's claims, including more than RMB 3 million in alleged infringement claims. 
14) In 2023, represented a Chinese automobile company in winning a trademark and anti-unfair competition lawsuit in the Zhejiang Higher People's Court, rejecting all of the plaintiff's claims, including more than RMB 20 million in alleged infringement claims. 
(15) In 2023, represented an Italian luxury goods company to win a trademark and anti-unfair competition lawsuit in the Dalian Intermediate People's Court, which ruled that the defendant should immediately stop infringing on its trademarks and pay RMB 1 million in infringement damages and reasonable expenses, among other claims.


Memberships
Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
Vice-Chairman, IP Office Practice and Procedures Committee of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Member of a Council, China Intellectual Property Research Society (CIPS)


Location
Beijing


Languages
Chinese, English


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