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Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution (Litigation and Arbitration), Intellectual Property Litigation and Non-Litigation, Corporate Business and Compliance
Culture, Education & Sports, Media & Internet, Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Real Estate/Construction, Energy & Resources, Financial Institution
Mr. Li is currently a Senior Partner, the Chairman of the Management Committee of Tahota (Beijing) Law Firm. Mr. Li has been practicing for more than 20 years and has rich experience in handling major and difficult cases. Successfully represented many significant and socially influential cases, many of which were heard by the Supreme People's Court, CIETAC (International Trade Arbitration Commission) or Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), and some of the cases represented were selected as typical cases of the Supreme People's Court or the National Intellectual Property Administration. Since practicing as a lawyer, Mr. Li has provided extensive service for many famous enterprises or organizations, including but not limited to: Tsinghua University, Beijing Institute of Technology, State Grid, China National Technical Imp.&Exp.Gorp., China Railway Construction Group, Tencent Group, Sohu Group, Yangtze River Pharmaceutical Group, etc. "Persevering in learning, concentrating on summarizing experience, and providing clients with strategic, forward-looking and pragmatic solutions" is the practice philosophy of Mr. Li.
Bachelor of Law, Renmin University of China,1992-1996 Master of Civil and Commercial Law, Tsinghua University,2000-2003
Attorney at law, Beijing Huamao&Guigu Law Firm, 2000-2003 Attorney at law, King&Wood Mallesons, 2003-2004 Attorney at law/Partner/Member of Management Committee, Beijing Zhongrui Law firm, 2005-2016 Senior Partner/Director of Management Committee/Person-in-Charge of Intellectual Property Department, Tahota(Beijing) Law Firm, 2016-Present
Member of Alumni Council, Tsinghua University School of Law
Joint tutor of Juris Master, Tsinghua University School of Law
Adjunct Professor, School of Juris Master, China University of Political Science and Law
External Practice Supervisor of Juris Master, University of International Business and Economics School of Law
Member of Competition and Antitrust Law Committee, Beijing Lawyers Association
Arbitrator, Baotou Arbitration Commission
Thomson Reuters ALB Top 15 Lawyers for Intellectual Property in China (2016)
Recognized Lawyers in Intellectual Property: Litigation, Chambers and Partners 2020 Asia-Pacific Guide
Top Lawyers in Intellectual Property: Litigation, Chambers and Partners 2021 Asia-Pacific Guide
Top Lawyers in Intellectual Property: Litigation, Chambers and Partners 2022 Greater China Region Guide
LEGALBAND Clients’ Top Choice of the Year: Top 15 IP Versatile Lawyers (2020)
LEGALBAND China Top Lawyers Ranking: Intellectual Property Litigation (2021)
“IP House & Zhichan Li” The 3rd China Outstanding Intellectual Property Lawyers TOP 50
Best Lawyer of the Year in Internet Legal Services, the 4th Power-nation IP Forum (2017)
Top 10 Trademark Lawyers of the Year, the 5th and 6th Power-nation IP Forum (2018 and 2019)
Top 10 Copyright Lawyers of the Year, 7th Power-nation IP Forum (2020)
On the Protection of Works of Legal Persons under China's Copyright Law, Electronic Intellectual Property, Issue No. 4, 2001.
A Study on the Legislative Model of Legal Person Categories and its Reference, Academic Inquiry, Issue No. 6, 2002.
Procedural Justice in Criminal Justice: Lectures by Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School, Tsinghua University (translated), Gao Hongjun (editor), Tsinghua Fazhi Lunheng, Vol. 3, Tsinghua University Press, November 2002.
The Binary Structure of Private Principles & Rules and the Protection of Legal Interests by Approaches of Torts (co-author), Controversial Issues in Civil and Commercial Law Theory - Moral Damage Compensation (Civil and Commercial Law Study Series), Renmin University of China Press, 2004 edition.
Annual Report of China Intellectual Property Lawyers 2020, Annual Report of China Intellectual Property Lawyers 2021 (edited by the Intellectual Property Committee of the National Lawyers Association, member of the editorial committee), China Legal Publishing House, 2020 and 2021 editions.
The debt dispute between Ruinan (Hong Kong) Co.Ltd. and Shanxi Xinda Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. This case was selected in the General Office of the Supreme People's Court: "Supreme People's Court Published Judicial Instruments (2002)", People's Court Press, 2003 edition.
The dispute over the right of revocation concerning the Beijing Olympic Construction Project with an amount of subject of over RMB 1.5 billion yuan, which was heard by the Supreme People's Court and involved the highest amount of subject among civil and commercial litigation cases in Beijing at that time.
The joint venture and cooperative real estate development dispute between Beijing Kangbao Real Estate Development Co. Ltd., Kangbao Industrial Limited (Hong Kong) and Beijing Centennial Real Estate Development Co. Ltd..The case involves an amount of over RMB 200 million yuan.
Represented the first virtual shareholder's qualification dispute in China, "Zhongfu Telecom". This case was selected in "Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court 20th Anniversary Case Collection" published by Law Press with Lu Guihua as the editor-in-chief in May 2015.
The complex equity transfer dispute of a mineral enterprise with an amount of subject of over RMB 60 million yuan, which was retried by the Supreme People's Court and created a precedent of "the right of family representation" of shareholders in the operation and management of the company.
Represented Digital China, a well-known domestic enterprise in a contract validity dispute with an amount of subject of over RMB 2.2 billion yuan.
Represented a well-known state-owned enterprise in a complex and difficult second instance financial loan contract dispute in the Supreme People's Court. The case involves an amount of over RMB 220 million yuan and the intersection of criminal and civil matters.
Patent infringement dispute case of Anshan Steel Subsidiary Cold Rolled Economic and Trade Co.Ltd. and Anhui Baodeli Packaging Material Manufacturing Co.Ltd.. This case was selected as one of the 50 typical cases of intellectual property of the Supreme People's Court in 2008.
Successful handled a retrial case over infringement of design patent rights between Sichuan Huatian Lighting Technology Co. and Guizhou Rexda Lighting Technology Co. This case was heard by the Supreme People's Court.
The case of administrative re-examination of trademark filed by (Hong Kong) Texwood Limited heard by the Supreme People's Court. The case was selected as one of the 50 typical cases of judicial protection of intellectual property by Chinese courts in 2010.
Represented Sogou, a well-known Internet company, in its copyright infringement dispute and unfair competition dispute against ByteDance, which is another well-known Internet company. The case involves an amount of over RMB 20 million yuan.
Represented Sogou, a well-known Internet company, in its unfair competition dispute against Qihoo 360. Sogou, the plaintiff in this case , was awarded the highest amount of compensation for similar cases in China at that time, and this case has triggered heated discussions in the theory and practice sessions of anti-unfair competition law. The case was selected as one of the top ten cases of intellectual property rights and top ten innovative cases of Beijing courts in 2015.
Successful handled "J-10" aircraft model copyright dispute case, which was heard by the Supreme People's Court. The case was selected as one of the top ten cases and top ten innovative cases of intellectual property in Beijing Court in 2015 and one of the 50 classic cases of intellectual property in the Supreme People's Court in 2018.
Represented Renheng Group, a well-known international real estate company in the case of trademark infringement and unfair competition dispute. The case was heard by the Supreme People's Court and the subject matter of which exceeded RMB 100 million yuan.
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