Starting his career in intellectual property law in 1992, Chaoyang Wang has extensive experience in trademark, copyright, design, domain name and anti-unfair competition. His spectrum of practice includes IP related counseling, prosecution and litigation. He advises and assists clients for shaping and implementing trademark protection strategy, including adopting marks and clearance search, filing and disputing trademarks, copyright, design patent and domain name registration, and enforcing their trademark rights through administrative and judicial measures. His practice also encompasses IP related licensing and transaction, product labeling, advertising, trade secret, compliance, publicity, privacy protection and consumer protection, etc. He has handled numerous cases involving trademark oppositions and cancellations, including the related administrative court proceedings. He also works with the Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center under CIETAC, and handles negotiations involving co-existence agreements for trademarks, licensing agreements and registration of the same at the China Trademark Office.
Before establishing Altius IP Law Services LLC, Chaoyang Wang was the head of IP prosecution practice group at Fangda Partners for 10 years. Before practicing in law firms, he worked with a top PRC IP agency firm for a long time. Chaoyang Wang also spent a short period of time in the Philadelphia Office of an international firm as a visiting attorney in 2010.
Chaoyang Wang has been repeatedly recognized as a top ranking PRC IP/trademark lawyer by well-known international legal journals or legal ranking institutes inclusive of Managing Intellectual Property, Chambers & Partners, World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR1000), China Law & Practice and Asia IP. Ranked as a top 15 trademark lawyer in China by 2011 WTR1000, Chaoyang Wang was referred to as “goes the extra mile for the value added for his clients”.
In recently released 2015 Chambers Asia Pacific and 2015 WTR1000, Chaoyang Wang was once again ranked as a leading IPR lawyer and trademark lawyer in China respectively.
– University of International Relations, LLB – 1989
– China University of Political Science and Law, Graduates Program graduate for Business Laws – 2004
– Admitted to practice in the PRC
– Trademark Agent, registered at China State Administration for Industry and Commerce (invalid due to change of law).
– “Protection of Copyright on the Internet in China: Administrative or Judicial?” – The Asia Law, IP Review, July 2005;
– World Trade Mark Laws and Practices (book)- co-author, China Industry and Commerce Press, March 2006
– “The Necessity of Simplification of Procedures of Recordal of Trademark License- China”, Trade Mark Monthly, November 2006
– “The Importance and Limitation of Trademark Search”, China Trade Mark Monthly, June 1997
– “The Necessity of Introduction of Court Procedure into Trademark Disputes and Invalidation”, Intellectual Property, July 1997