Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), the most authoritative and comprehensive international guide in the IP industry, announced recently that four of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) partners, Zhu Nongfan, Wang Maohua, Shi Yusheng and Fred Liao, have been named its 2016 IP Stars. Through its survey on over 1,000 in-house practitioners all over the globe, a total of 99 Chinese IP practitioners have been selected as top IP lawyers.
MIP comments on the four KWM partners:
- One client expressed his respect for Zhu Nongfan, global coordinator of Intellectual Property practice at KWM, and head partner of the China IP group for his “in-depth knowledge of the differences between the US and Chinese IP laws.” Another said: “Nongfan appreciates the challenges of taking action in China as a US company. He keeps issues simple and communicates well”.
- According to a client, Wang Maohua is a “responsive, diligent, and has excellent subject matter and procedural expertise”.
- Of Shi Yusheng, “a veteran and great strategic advisor on IP litigation”.
- A peer admires Fred Liao as “a very experienced trade mark lawyer who can handle both outbound and inbound trade mark work”.
MIP has been researching and ranking IP firms for 20 years. Earlier this year, KWM has been named “Firm of the Year Asia Pacific” and “Firm of the Year – China Contentious” (for the second consecutive year) at the MIP Global Awards Ceremony, and was again ranked as Tier 1 in four categories, namely, patent prosecution, patent contentious, trade mark prosecution and trade mark contentious in China.
For details on MIP’s analysis of the firm’s IP practice, please click on the link.