GAORUI LAW FIRM
Introduction of Legal Service in Intellectual Property
I. Introduction of GAORUI
GUANGDONG GAORUI is a full service law firm authorized by the Chinese judicial administrative department. Serving for domestic and international clients with a group of talented certified professionals, we provide legal services in all fields within PR China, specializing in financial investment advisory, corporate legal consultation, labor law, real estate, intellectual property protection, and major litigations. Our success is recognized and broadcasted by both central government and state government media, including CCTV, People’s Daily, Legal Daily, and the related cases are selected to be references of Supreme People’s Court.
GAORUI is managed by 5 equity partners and nearly 40 experienced certified attorneys. Our professionals have deep understanding of Northern American and European Culture, experience of diverse business natures, and strong connection to Chinese Government. Our services are provided through multiply languages to international clients. Also, our advisory department has a team of experienced consultants who assumed key positions in government agencies, justice organizations and arbitration institutions. They provide our clients with significant network support and consulting services.
II. Intellectual Property Service
We would like place special emphasis on the outstanding achievements in intellectual property legal services of GAORUI. We have served hundreds of IPR clients and handled thousands of cases related to IPR. Our IP team has been engaging in patent, trademark, copyright, company name, computer software, integrated circuits, trade secrets, unfair competition Intellectual property rights protection and anti-counterfeiting.
The main services in relation to trade marks include:
1. The registration, assignment, modification, renewal, license contracts, objection, review and disputes of trade marks as well as registraion of trade marks license contracts, etc.
2. Providing trade mark monitoring services and legal advices in relation to the applicants’ trade marks.
3. Filing the provincial and municipal famous trade marks as well as well-known trade marks.
4. Relevant services concerning patent applications and assignment.
The well-known trade mark such as “GJJ”, certification marks such as “Zengcheng Brassica Campestris” and “Deqing Tribute Orange”, the trade marks such as emblem and mascot of the 8th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of the People’s Republic of China, as well as domestic and foreign trade marks matters of many well-known enterprises such as “HEDY”, “OPPEIN”, “SOUTH CHINA NORMAL UNIVERSITY”, “Huang Zhen Long” and “GRANDVIEW MALL”, etc. had been handled by our firm.
We have a professional team of dedicated counterfeiting safeguard intellectual property rights specialists in the intellectual property anti-counterfeiting, the services in this area including, but not limited to investigation, administrative sanction provided by government departments, criminal prosecution, and civil action and so on. We were in charge of the work concerning counterfeiting safeguard intellectual property rights in furniture, toy, book, electronics, software, etc. from foreign companies and Chinese listed companies, helped the clients to get the satisfactory amount of compensation.
The main services in relation to counterfeiting safeguard intellectual property rights include:
1. Administrative Anti-Counterfeiting
Upon the authorization of our clients, we will find the evidences regarding the production and sale of counterfeiting through investigation, and promptly apply for administrative investigation and sanction to Administration for Industry and Commerce, Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision, Customs and so on. We have already established good business relationships with the law enforcement departments of the Administration for Industry and Commerce in cities in Guangdong province, such as Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Foshan, Shantou and Zhanjiang, etc.
2. Criminal Measues
Upon the authorization of our clients, we will collect relevant evidences and documents against the infringements involving large amount of money, and promptly report to public security organs and cooperate with public security organs action, seize the articles and illegal proceeds involved, and investigate for criminal responsibility of the relevant persons in accordance with the provisions of the laws.
3. Civil Actions
Upon the authorization of our clients, we will investigate and collect relevant infringing evidences, find out the illegal proceeds and property clews of the infringers, and promptly bring a civil lawsuit to the court, and the economic liabilities shall be investigated by laws.
4. Market Monitoring
We have built a long-term intelligence network and specific database to track and monitor regularly the regions where the infringements occurred frequently, to communicate with the local markets and law enforcement departments regularly, and the specialists would regularly offer the analysis and advices to the clients regarding infringements.
III. The Profiles of Team Leaders
More than 10 experts in GAORUI intellectual property service team including investigators, analysts, paralegals and attorneys, the profiles of the core team leaders are as follows:
i. WANG Hongjie, Chief Partner
The Chief Partner WANG Hongjie with practicing experience for 21 years, is the Visiting Research Fellow at the Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Law, the Guest Professor of the Law School of Sun Yat-Sen University, and commissioned by State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, the deputy team leader of the research group “ the state-owned and collective property rights transaction disclosure provisions and legal advice template” as entrusted by the People’s Government of Guangdong Province.
Mr. Wang has worked for several big law firms in Guangdong and is currently legal counsel for commercial banks, large state-owned enterprises, public asset management corporations, government departments, etc. He has rich experiences in mergers and acquisitions, assets reorganization, investing and financing business, intellectual property and major litigations and so on. He has built the anti-counterfeiting team, and has been in charge of some important litigation. Some of his typical cases have been selected to the classic cases of the supreme court of the people’s republic of China.
Mr. Wang has written many books on legal practice, and published over 5 million words in recent years, including “Legal Analysis on Typical Cases in Chinese Network” and other five legal books. He is usually invited to make speeches for many entrepreneurs and lawyers.
ii. HUANG Qingfeng, Attorney
|HUANG Qingfeng has practiced as lawyer for 5 years. He used to work for HEDY Holding Co., Ltd and its subsidiaries and handle their all legal business. He is expert in capital operations, investment decisions, labor relations, contract management and intellectual property protection and so on. The well-known trademark “HEDY” and “七喜” were granted under his assistance, thus he was ranked the list of “Best Employers” in 2005.Afterwards he worked in Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL) and provided constructive legal advices to executive leaders, and led his department to solve the legal problems in company’s operation, as well as took part in the formulation and implementation of the rules and regulations of the company.
Since practicing as a lawyer, Mr. Huang focuses on the intellectual property services in trademarks registration, patent application, and anti-counterfeiting in intellectual property. He has handled a large number of legal business, specially is good at the unpredicted intellectual property cases.
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