Wubin Yan

Principal / Patent Attorney / Attorney at Law Chemical / Life Sciences Team

Wubin Yan is a Principal of Spruson & Ferguson’s Beijing business. Wubin recently joined Spruson & Ferguson following the acquisition of the Ella Cheong Hong Kong & Beijing businesses by our parent company IPH Limited. Wubin continues to lead the Beijing business.

Wubin Yan was a director of Ella Cheong (Hong Kong & Beijing) from 2008.

Wubin received a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Beijing Technology & Business University in 1997 and received a Masters in Economic Jurisprudence from China University of Political Science and Law in 2001. She qualified as a patent attorney in 2000 and as an Attorney-at-Law in 2002.

Wubin has extensive experience in intellectual property matters. She began her career as a trademark and patent agent, specialising in intellectual property litigation before rising to managerial positions in two leading intellectual property firms in China.

During her years of intellectual property practice, she was involved in all aspects of intellectual property, in patents, trademarks, copyright, domain name disputes, license and unfair competition in China. This includes patent and trademark prosecution, opposition, invalidation, infringement, as well as raid actions. Her clients included multinational corporations with famous brands in the food & beverage, apparel, haute couture, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

Wubin is a member of the Chinese Bar and the All-China Patent Agents Association as well as the Chinese Intellectual Property Society.

Wubin has worked in China and Hong Kong, and her working languages are English and Chinese.

  • BSc (Biochemistry) - Beijing Technology and Business University (China)

  • LLM (Economic Jurisprudence) - China University of Political Science and Law

  • Attorney at Law (China)

  • Patent Attorney (China)

  • Chinese Bar

  • All-China Patent Agents Association

  • Chinese Intellectual Property Society