Haiyan Ren is a Senior Partner at Wanhuida Peksung IP Group, a leading Chinese IP service powerhouse formed by the merger of WAN HUI DA Law Firm & IP Agency and PEKSUNG IP Ltd in November 2016. She is the most experienced trademark attorney of the firm, starting practising as a trademark attorney in 1994 and progressively extending her practice to design patent counseling and strategic planning for integrated IP rights protection.
In 1999, Ms Ren co-founded WAN HUI DA with a number of other experienced attorneys. As one of the founding partners, she has made an indelible contribution to the firm, which is already ranked as a top tier IP firm by various professional publications. As one of the firm's main representatives, Ms Ren has been nominated as a leading individual practitioner in the field of intellectual property in China. She was named as an "Outstanding Individual" by the World Trademark Review in 2011, 2012, 2017 and 2018. She was also nominated as a "Leading individual" by Chambers and Partners in 2009, 2011 throughout 2013. She was the Exclusive winner of 2012 International Law Office Client Choice Awards (IP field, China) and an "IP STAR" in China rated by Managing Intellectual Property in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
In her 24 years of practice, Ms Ren has handled high-profile cases relating to trademark and design patent filing, registration, litigation and dispute resolution. She has advised numerous Fortune 500 companies on trademark profile auditing, strategic planning for trademark and design protection, domain name disputes, unfair competition cases, IP border protection by Customs and criminal enforcement.
Ms Ren was elected to the International Trademark Association (INTA) China Trademark Office Subcommittee of the Trademark Office Practices Committee for her significant experience in the field. Ms Ren is also a sought-after speaker at IP-related seminars and conferences throughout China and has given speeches at various global annual conferences organized by INTA, the International Anti-counterfeiting Coalition and others.