Dr. Luping Duan

Dr. Luping Duan (Place: Munich)
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Dr. iur., LL.M.
Chinese Attorney-at-law Qualification

Dr. Luping Duan graduated successfully from Tianjin Foreign Studies University with a major in International Law (Bachelor) and from China University for Political Science and Law (CUPL) with a major in Comparative Law (Master). Afterwards she focused on her LL.M. study in German law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. she completed her dissertation at the LMU and the Max-Plank Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in the field of trade mark law (magna cum laude).

Her dissertation focuses on the conflict due to the use of the personal name in the course of trade between two persons with the same name. Specifically, she investigates which rights on its name a person has, when another person with the same name has registered the name as a trade mark or trade name. Is this person still allowed to use her/his name as a trade mark or trade name? She also delivers the first thorough investigation of this subject in Chinese law.

Dr. Luping Duan obtained the qualification for Chinese attorney-at-law by successfully passing the National Bar Exam in China in 2008. She also successfully completed the module of design and trade mark law within a training program for specialists of IP in Germany. Moreover, she has a lot of experience as a law instructor. She also worked for the German Chamber in Beijing advising German and Chinese companies about law matters.

Since 2016, Dr. Luping Duan works in the Munich office of HUASUN. She specializes in European and German trade mark law, design law and unfair competition law. She mainly works in the following areas:

• Registration of trade marks and designs
• Trade mark opposition proceedings, trade mark cancellation proceedings and trade mark invalidity proceedings
• Design invalidity proceedings
• Preliminary injunctions and protective letters
• Judicial proceedings relating to trade mark rights, design rights and unfair competitions

The mother tongue of Dr. Luping Duan is Chinese. Besides, she also speaks English and German fluently.