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Ms ZHANG Bin Attends an IP Moot Court Organised by Beijing High People’s Court and Beijing Lawyers Association

Release time:2020-01-13

On the afternoon of 9 January 2020, the Beijing High People’s Court and Beijing Lawyers Association jointly held a moot court at the Beijing Intellectual Property Court, in which Ms ZHANG Bin, a senior partner of Lifang & Partners, acted for the appellant, a publisher.

Before a Collegiate Panel - comprised of judges FENG Gang, CUI Yuhang and ZHANG Jin - Ms ZHANG Bin and lawyers representing other parties locked horns in an intense debate over the infringement of exclusive publishing rights. Ms ZHANG showcased her excellent professional abilities and outstanding litigation skills, as did the other elite lawyers invited to the event.

The moot court received a lot of attentions and attracted an audience of more than 200, including judges from all levels of courts, leaders from the Beijing Judicial Bureau, representatives of the Beijing Lawyers Association, and many practising lawyers. In addition, the moot court was live-streamed on around a dozen popular online media accounts and platforms, such as the official Weibo account of Beijing High People’s Court (@京法网事), the official Weibo of Beijing Youth Daily (@北京青年报), the official Weibo of Inside & Outside of Court (@法庭内外杂志社), the official Weibo of Beijing Intellectual Property Court (@知产北京),,,,, Tencent, and others. By 17:30 on 9 January, the moot court had attracted over 800,000 views in total.

Representing the levels of excellence that Lifang & Partners can bring to IP disputes, Ms ZHANG used all of her debating and analysis skills during the moot court hearing. Her performance was praised by commenting judges and leaders of the Beijing Lawyers Association.

As a member of the Copyright Law Committee of Beijing Lawyers Association, Ms ZHANG has rich experience in IP, unfair competition and antitrust disputes. She has handled a myriad of cases relating to trademarks, well-known trademark recognition, copyright, anti-unfair competition, trade secrets, domain name disputes, and technical contracts. She also handles corporate IP strategy planning and transactional matters.

Moreover, Ms ZHANG has acted as legal counsel and strategic partner for many companies in the fields of technology, culture, and creativity. She has developed stable long-term relationships with many of her clients.

She has much experience litigating at the Supreme People’s Court and has handled high-profile cases of great social significance that captured wide media attention. From 2012 to 2019, consecutively, Ms ZHANG had been named a Leading IP Lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific, an authoritative international ranking agency. In October 2016, Ms ZHANG was named an “ALB China 2016 Female Lawyer”.

By upholding its core values of being client-oriented, faithful and dedicated, pragmatic and efficient, and scientific, Lifang & Partners always provides high quality legal services and dispute resolution solutions.

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