Wendy Y.H. Wu is a partner and head of Intellectual Property (IP) group of MWE China Law Office based in Shanghai. Before joining MWE China, Wendy worked for the IP group of a leading international law firm Shanghai office for many years in providing legal services for internationally recognized luxury brands, well-known food companies, pharmaceutical companies, high-tech enterprises and Fortune 500 companies. Wendy has a solid legal background, practical legal experience in IP. She can provide services in fluent English. Drawing on her knowledge and experience, Wendy introduces clients to the legal framework of Chinese IP laws and regulations, providing legal advice about their IP rights in China and strategizing on the protection of the client’s IP rights, including prosecution and enforcement issues.
Wendy focuses her practice on trademark, copyright, domain name, patent, unfair competition and commercial IP matters. She also familiars with relevant procedures and practices including application, approval, protection, implementation, transfer and licensing of IP rights.
Wendy’s intellectual property litigation experience in the areas of trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, trade secrets, copyright and patent law includes cases involving luxury brands, food, consumer products, health care, medical devices, computer software and electronics. She frequently assists with the intellectual property aspects of corporate transactions, including financings, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.
Successfully formulated the IP protection strategy for one of the most famous wine brands in the world to operating and distributing in China. Assisted the client in its business negotiations with local distributors and wine brand promotion in China
Represented a multinational toy and board game company in trademark enforcement against the makers of counterfeit toys in Chinese markets
Successfully formulated the IP protection strategy for a world’s leading food and beverage company in China, including trademark application, prosecution, licenses, enforcement and other commercial IP matters, such as food import and compliance on labeling issue
Represented a leading global travel and hospitality company in providing legal strategies regarding entire trademark prosecutions, setting up a monitoring system for potential oppositions and negotiating with the local licensee with respect to breaches of the trademark license agreement
Advised a US-based personal care products company on trademark enforcement issues, including physical infringers and online vendors, assisting in the preparation of the relevant formalities for the customs recording of Chinese registrations and contacting the B2C websites to prevent online infringement
Represented a well-known semiconductor company in its dispute on technical licensing contract with a famous international semiconductor company and providing effective solutions
Represented one of the largest food alliance organizations under US state government agency to develop fruit distribution and sale system in China, including brand and product promotion on WeChat platform
Advised an educational software and hardware company on the comprehensive IP protection plan from trademark, copyright and patent. Represented the client in its negotiation on trademark transfer and copyright licensing issues
Advised an instant-internet communication software company on the comprehensive IP protection plan from trademark, copyright and patent. Assisted the client in its trademark applications, onsite investigations and appeal submissions preparation
Represented a luxury brand in handling brand protection and fighting and preventing trademark infringement activities
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