Practice Areas： Civil & Commercial LitigationCorporate Legal CounselIntellectual Property
Ray Lu has mainly focused on IPR management and dispute resolution, civil and commercial litigation, and permanent legal counsel for companies since he started his practice. He has handled many intellectual property disputes for Chinese and foreign companies, including trademark infringement and unfair competition, trademark opposition and invalidation, patent invalidation, copyright disputes, infringement of trade secrets, e-commerce and customs complaints of intellectual property infringement.
To date, Minjie Lu has provided intellectual property rights, permanent legal counsel and other company-related legal services for a number of Chinese, American and Japanese companies, including Bosch Electric, Louis Vuitton, OSRAM, Lincoln Electric, Tasaki Jewelry, Fujikura Rubber, New World Education, Jinguan Group, and Shanghai Chinese Medicine Literature Library.
Main Working Experience
2021.5-Now Shanghai Glinks Law Firm Attorney-at-law
2019-2021 Shanghai Co-effort Law Firm Attorney-at-law
2016-2018 Shanghai GreRoyalt Law Firm Legal associate
2014-2016 The Coca-Cola Company (Shanghai) Legal specialist
Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, LLB
Chicago-Kent College of Law, LLM
Represented a domestic education brand in negotiating with the United States Hasbro company about trademark and copyright licensing matters, and successfully obtained a number of trademarks, copyright license, and assisted in the subsequent licensing matters.
Represented a Dutch electronic product company to conduct a comprehensive investigation and evidence collection and litigation against the company that infringed its lamp design and utility model patents. Finally, we reached a settlement with the other party and obtained a high amount of compensation.
Represented a U.S. electrical automation company in a comprehensive investigation and litigation against the company that had been infringing on its trademark and unfair competition for a long time. Finally, we won the case and obtained a high amount of compensation.
Represented a well-known German auto parts company to issue letters and administrative complaints against companies and merchants using its corporate name without authorization throughout China. It took one year and the market purification rate was over 80%.
Represented a large luxury brand in France in defending and hearing malicious administrative complaints and civil litigation against professional counterfeiters in multiple places, which finally successfully saved the company from administrative penalties and made the professional counterfeiters withdraw their lawsuits.
Represented a food company in the United States to defend against administrative penalties imposed by customs and apply for pre-classification ruling on HS CODE, which successfully saved the company from administrative penalties and regulated the subsequent import code management.
Represented a Japanese rubber company in filing patent invalidation applications against four patents of an infringing company founded by its departing employees, which has entered the oral examination stage and the infringing goods have been successfully removed from the shelves.
Represented a Japanese liquor company in filing a trademark revocation procedure against the cited trademark, successfully revoking the cited trademark and assisting the Japanese company to enter the Chinese market.
Represented a Japanese restaurant enterprise, we conducted a comprehensive investigation and evidence collection of a domestic restaurant chain store that imitated its decorative style, and filed an invalidation procedure against the infringing enterprise’s infringing trademark. In the end, we successfully invalidated the trademark and stopped the infringement and changed the decoration.
Represented a domestic education enterprise in conducting due diligence, formulating contract documents and filing IPR registration for an international education cooperation project, and assisted the enterprise in negotiating with a number of universities for the project.