Yu Du has a Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws from the China University of Political Science and Law. Yu Du joined MMLC in 2008. Immediately prior to joining MMLC, Yu Du worked as Asia legal counsel for a major Chinese media company, focusing on business transactions and IP matters. Yu Du's recent experience includes:

  • Representing a European national government on securing Geographical Indication protections for various geographically significant brands in China
  • Representing a major US life sciences MNC in relation to trademark litigation and registration in China
  • Representing a major US machine tools company in intellectual property strategic structuring, as well as patent and trademark protection/litigation in Greater China
  • Representing several plant breeders from the US, Europe and South America in relation to the securing of plant variety rights in China's SFA and MOA PVR Offices (and associated trademark registrations) for various new strawberry, grape, raspberry and blueberry varieties, including the management of DUS testing, liaison with growers and government agencies, and the handling of associated regulatory matters and patent litigation
  • Representing a well-known US industrial congolmerate in unfair trade, antitrust and unfair competition litigation in Greater China
  • Representing a major US luggage company in design patent and trademark litigation in Greater China
  • Representing a major US garments company on trademark and copyright litigation in the Asia Pacific region
  • Representing a US musical instruments icon in distribution agreement and intellectual property litigation in Asia
  • Preparation and delivery of an antitrust programme for various fashion and footwear MNCs
  • Representing foreign MNCs in patent litigation matters in China
  • Representing major brand owners in TRAB and court proceedings
  • Acting for foreign governments in the protection and enhancement of their constituents' intellectual property rights in China
  • All types of commercial contracts affecting the media and telecoms industry in China
  • The registration of trademarks, designs and patents; as well as oppositionproceedings, licensing and royalty remittance issues
  • Tax, employment, FDI and restructuring
  • Applications for Chapter 11 reorganisations under the Bankruptcy Law of China, as well as liquidations
  • Chinese competition law issues regarding international and local transactions, price fixing, and dominant market position issues
  • Providing risk management and legal issues training to Danaher group entities in China

"IP boutique MMLC Group fields four partners in mainland China. Key clients include Apple Inc (which it advised on trade mark licensing issues with a Chinese partner), Gibson Guitar and Bacardi. Founding partner Matthew Murphy is recommended for anti-piracy and patent litigation, and is supported by Ellen Wang, Hong Mei and Yu Du."

"MMLC Group primarily acts for major foreign clients in encryption and regulation issues, and outsourcing agreements, with an increasing focus on online agreements. Matthew Murphy assisted China Culiangwang Beverages Holdings with all IP and TMT issues relating to its $400m acquisition by Coca-Cola."

Yu Du

Intellectual Property, Corporate and International Trade

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