Name: FENG, Charles (Chao)
Firm: Tahota (Beijing) Law Firm
Mr. Feng is the Head of International Business Department and a Senior Partner of Tahota (Beijing) Law Firm. Mr. Feng is a reputable IP and cyber law expert with substantial experience on intellectual property law, data protection law and anti-trust law with reputable international law firm and Chinese law firms, focusing on IP litigation, enforcement trademark and patent portfolio management, as well as cyber law related legal matters. Mr. Feng has represented numerous foreign clients from US, EU and Japan at various levels of courts as well as administrative organs in China. Mr. Feng is particularly experienced in addressing clients' commercial needs in the areas of IP litigation, arbitration and prosecution, including patent, copyright, trademark, and domain names, unfair competition, trade secrets. In addition to his work in the courtrooms, he has been involved in IP transactional work, including the drafting, negotiation and enforcement of IP assignment or licensing agreements. Besides, Mr. Feng and his team also represented a number of multinationals in dealing with their legal matters in relation to cyber security, privacy and data protection.
As a highly regarded expert at home and abroad, Mr. Feng is currently serving as the Consultant Expert to Guiding Case Research Center of Supreme People’s Court of China, Vice Director of Copyright Society of China, Standing Committee Member of China Intellectual Property Law Association, an IP Expert for EU-China IPR Helpdesk as well as a member of American Bar Association, China Bar Association and INTA.
His professional experience includes working with the nonprofit Japanese government organization Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and top international and domestic law firms in China, Baker & McKenzie LLP, King & Wood Mallesons and Wan Hui Da Law Firm, which gave him valuable insights into the industry.
Mr. Feng actively participate events in IP society internationally and domestically. He is an influential IP expert in China. Mr. Feng is currently serving as the Consultant Expert to Guiding Case Research Center of Supreme People’s Court of China; Vice Director of Copyright Society of China, Vice Director General of China Association of Geographic Indication Industry, a Standing Committee Member of China Intellectual Property Law Association, an IP Expert for EU-China IPR Helpdesk as well as a member of American Bar Association, China Bar Association and INTA.
Mr. Feng and his team are highly acclaimed in the Chinese IP and Cyber law practice. For four consecutive years since 2015, Mr. Feng has been ranked by World Trademark Review, an influential IP magazine as Top trademark lawyer in 2020, consecutively listed in LegalBand as excellent IP lawyer from 2015 through 2020, excellent Cyber Security and Data Protection lawyer from 2017 through 2020 as well as listed by Asian Legal Business as Top 15 IP Lawyer in 2015.