Partner, Attorney at Law
Ms. Zhang Hui joined ZY Partners in 2006. She previously worked for the IP Group of a major international law firm for three years, and was an IP judge of the Chinese highest judiciary before 2003. She graduated from Chongqing University with a B.Sc in Computer Software in 1991, and later received her law degree (LL.M) from Renmin University.
Ms. Zhang has devoted herself to the IP legal profession since 1998. Her prior IP judge experience and technical background endow her with unparalleled experience and unique abilities in handling complex IP litigation and technology-related matters in China. Since she started private practice in 2003, she has represented multinational and domestic clients in high-stakes IP litigation in China involving the protection of trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and copyright.
Ms Zhang’s recent practices include defending a US client in an anti-monopoly private litigation involving FRAND license of standard essential patents (SEP), enforcing copyright and rights under the Anti-unfair Competition Law against copycat of car design.
Ms. Zhang’s experience in the pharmaceutical industry covers a diversity of patent types including compound, polymorph, preparation processes, combinations, drug administration methods and second indications. She is also skilled in dealing with patent enforcement and validity review cases involving electronic, telecommunication and chemical patents, as well as designs in the automotive and footwear related industries.
Ms. Zhang has handled a number of high-profile trademark and copyright litigations, including:
l successful defence of an internationally prestigious filmmaker against alleged trademark infringement for the use of a registered trademark as a movie title;
l successful claim of merchandising and naming rights;
l successful defence of a US company in a trademark infringement lawsuit involving adjudication of likelihood of confusion by differentiating accessory software and general software; and
l successful defence of a client against copyright infringement allegation involving typefaces.
She also represented international music companies in suing major Chinese search engines and handled copyright infringement cases involving software embedded in electronic devices.
Ms. Zhang has been named as “Leading Patent Practitioner”, “Leading Trademark Practitioner” and “IP Prominent Personage” by Managing IP, Chambers Asia Pacific, IAM Patent 1000 and WTR 1000 since 2009.
Ms. Zhang has been admitted to practice law in China since 2005.