Mimiao Hu, a senior associate in Orrick’s Beijing office, is a member of the Intellectual Property Group.

Her work has included trademark and copyright protection strategies, intellectual property litigation, unfair competition, intellectual property due diligence, cybersquatting and related technology issues. Mimiao has also advised clients on export regulation of military and dual-use items and customs regulation in China. Mimiao also works extensively on cybersecurity & data privacy issues for both Chinese and international clients.

Prior to joining Orrick, Mimiao was a senior associate in the Beijing and Shanghai offices of a major PRC law firm.

  • General Counseling

    • Advised a leading U.S. bank on regulatory requirements for operating a secure payment website in China and relevant cybersecurity and data privacy issues.
    • Advised a leading Chinese internet company on its global cybersecurity and data privacy issues.
    • Advised a European software intelligence company on invasion of privacy and enforcement of software copyright in China.
    • Advised a leading U.S. mobile phone insurance provider on potential IP infringement and regulatory compliance risks of its business model in China.
    • Advised a leading U.S. semiconductor company on protection of trade secrets and commercial defamation in China.
    • Advised a leading position systems manufacturer on export regulation of its products in China.
    • Advised a leading U.S. mass media corporation on duration of copyright and first sale doctrine in China.
    • Advised a leading U.S. social networking service provider on employee confidentiality and IP assignment agreement in China.

    Contentious Matters

    • Represented a U.S. internet company in negotiation with a Chinese trademark and domain name squatter, successfully reaching an assignment.
    • Represented a global fashion company in trademark disputes, trademark enforcement, and domain name disputes in China.
    • Successfully represented a leading Japanese optics and imaging company in a trademark cancellation proceeding where the brand was recognized as a well-known trademark in China.
    • Represented a U.S. golf car brand in enforcing its trademarks and copyright against online infringers and ISPs in China.
    • Represented a U.S. software company in enforcing its copyright against online infringers and ISPs in China.
    • Assisted a leading U.S. software and hardware company in the investigation for its suit in the U.S. against a Chinese dynamic DNS service provider.

    Transactional Matters

    • Drafted trademark pledge agreement and legal opinion for a leading Korean bank in connection with secured cross-border financing transaction.
    • Drafted trademark license agreement for a leading Italian luxury company in trademark license in China.
    • Drafted and negotiated celebrity endorsement contract for a Swiss watch brand.
    • Drafted and negotiated animation dubbing contracts for a leading U.S. film production company.
    • Advised a U.S. university on IP assignment and technology export issues in relation to its research cooperation program with a local government in China.
    • Headed IP due diligence for a leading U.S. bank in potential investment in a large Chinese pharmaceutical group (IP due diligence).

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