One of ALB Top 15 China IP Lawyers

Expertise

Mr. Feng is a reputable IP and cyber law expert with substantial experience on intellectual property law, cyber law and anti-trust law with International law firm and Chinese law firms, focusing on IP litigation, enforcement trademark and patent portfolio management, as well as cyber law related legal matters. Mr. Feng has represented numerous foreign clients from US, EU and Japan at various levels of courts as well as enforcement agencies in China. Mr. Feng is particularly experienced in addressing clients' commercial needs in the areas of IP litigation and arbitration, including patent, copyright, trademark, and domain names, unfair competition, trade secrets. In addition to his work in the courtrooms, he has been involved in IP transactional work, including the drafting, negotiation and enforcement of IP assignment or licensing agreements. Besides, Mr. Feng and his team also represented a number of multinationals in dealing with their legal matters in relation to cyber security, privacy and data protection.

As a highly regarded expert at home and abroad, Mr. Feng is currently serving as the Consultant Expert to Guiding Case Research Center of Supreme People’s Court of China, Vice Director of Copyright Society of China, Standing Committee Member of China Intellectual Property Law Association, an IP Expert for EU-China IPR Helpdesk as well as a member of American Bar Association, China Bar Association and INTA.

Mr. Feng and his team are highly acclaimed in the Chinese IP and Cyber law practice. For four consecutive years since 2015, Mr. Feng has been consecutively listed in LegalBand as excellent IP lawyer from 2015 to 2019, excellent Cyber Security and Data Protection lawyer from 2017-2019 as well as listed by Asian Legal Business as Top 15 IP Lawyer in 2015.

The case represented by Mr. Feng was ranked as one of 50 Model IP Cases by Supreme People’s Court of China in 2013.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Manage trademark and patent registration and enforcement portfolios in China for leading multinationals in home appliance, food and beverage, publication, stationary, and golf industries.

  • Advised clients from US, EU and Japan on cyber security, privacy and data protection matters 

  • Advised a well-known European multinational on criminal prosecution against trade secret misappropriation.

  • Advised and completed an IP transactional deal between a well-known lighter manufacturer and world largest internet platform provider which amounts to 5 Million RMB.

  • Appeared at various Chinese courts for civil actions in the areas of patent, copyright, trademark, and domain names, unfair competition, trade secrets,

  • Advised a well-known US software manufacturer in copyright infringement litigation in Wuhan Intermediate Court in 2014 and won a record-high damage of RMB 5.8 Million by well-tailored litigation strategy and successful evidence preservation action.

  • Successfully defended the first antitrust action based on IP misuse brought into China

  • Advised a famous Japanese home appliance manufacturer on its design patent infringement litigation at Chinese court. The case has been reported as Model IP Case in 2011 by Changsha Intermediate Court.

  • Advised an American lighter manufacturer to register its 3D mark in China.

  • Advised an American lighter manufacturer against unauthorized decoration on distributed products by clarifying the application of First-sale Doctrine and issue of revival of a trademark right.

  • Advised a famous Japanese publisher on its pre-emptive trademark registration by Chinese pirates, successfully won both the copyright infringement litigation and the trademark cancellation proceedings.

  • Advised a famous French cosmetic manufacturer concerning its trademark and unfair competition litigations and enforcement actions.

  • Advised multiple European stationary manufactures concerning their customs protection and enforcement actions against infringing retailors in China.

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual PropertyIntellectual Property

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology

  • AntitrustAntitrust

Education

Duke University LLM IP Certificate; China Foreign Affairs University LLM International Law; China Foreign Affairs University B.A.

Professional Experience

    • 2015.4- present

      East & Concord Partners

      Partner

    • 2011.6-2015.3

      Wan Hui Da Law Firm

      Partner

    • 2008.7-2011.5

      King & Wood Mallesons

      Senior IP Litigator

    • 2004.4-2008.6

      Baker & McKenzie LLP

      Associate

    • 2002.9-2004.3

      Japan External Trade Organization

      Counsel


Charles Feng

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