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Xinliang TAO

Title:Shanghai Office Senior Partner
Tel:+86 21 5598 9888/ 9666
Fax:+86 21 5598 9898
Working Language: Chinese/ English
Practice area: Intellectual Property
Tao, Xinliang has been engaged in IP legal services for over 30 years. He has been focusing on various IP litigation and non-litigation matters, representing more than 600 cases. He has also represented clients in applying for more than 100 patents, and participated in the trials of nearly 300 cases of arbitration and domain name disputes.
Representative Matters
  • Represented Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co., Ltd. in the arbitration of a trademark transfer contract against Hangzhou Wahaha Food Co., Ltd

  • Represented Shanghai United Imaging Healthcare Co., Ltd. in an unfair competition case initiated by Siemens Magnetic Resonance Ltd

  • Represented Huawei Technology Co., Ltd. in the patent rejection administrative action against the Patent Reexamination Board of the State Intellectual Property Office

  • Represented Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co., Ltd. in the trademark infringement and unfair competition dispute against Hohhot Economic and Technology Development Zone Mengniu Liquor Co., Ltd

  • Represented P&G in the trademark infringement and unfair competition dispute against Shanghai Chenxuan Intelligent Technology Development Co., Ltd. The trademark “Safeguard” at issue was the first famous trademark recognized by the court in Shanghai

  • Represented Crocodile International Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) in the trademark dispute against Shanghai Oriental Crocodile Apparel Limited and LACOSTE (France). This case was one of the top ten cases of juridical protection of intellectual property in 2010 in China

  • Represented Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator in the case of computer software end-user dispute initiated by Microsoft

  • Represented Schneider Electric Industries SAS in the trademark infringement and unfair competition dispute against Shanghai Meilanrilan Electric Group Co., Ltd. and etc

Education Background
  • Master, School of Management, Fudan University (1988-1990) 

  • Major in Ferrous Metallurgy, Shanghai Institute of Mechanical Engineering (1972-1975)

Professional Qualifications
  • Bar admission in PRC

  • PRC Patent Agent Qualification

Recognitions and Affiliations
  • Awarded by Chambers Asia-Pacific the “Master in IP litigation” from 2015 through 2018

  • Awarded by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) “The Star of Trademark and Patent” in 2016 and 2017

  • Awarded by Asia Law Profiles “The Market Leading Lawyer” in 2016

  • Awarded by Asian Legal Business (ALB) the “Top 15 Lawyers” in 2015

  • Awarded by China Daily and China Intellectual Property as “The Most Influential IP  Persons in China” 

  • Dean of Intellectual Property School of Dalian University of Technology

  • Honorary Dean of Intellectual Property School of Shanghai University

  • Commissioner of the 3rd National Intellectual Property Experts Consulting Committee,

  • Vice Director of China Intellectual Property Association

  • Vice Director of China Intellectual Property Society

  • Vice Director of China Law Association of Science and Technology

  • Vice Director of China University Intellectual Property Society

  • Consultant of Intellectual Property Board of China Lawyers Association

Selected Publications
  • Restatement of The Cases of The People's Judicature (Intellectual Property Volume) 2011-2015.