Laura Wen-Yu Young

Managing Partner
Shanghai,  China

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EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley (A.B., cum laude, 1984); Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California (J.D., 1987)
Admitted1988, California and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 2004, Taipei. (Not admitted in China)
Memberships State Bar of California (Member, 1988 - present)
Taipei Bar Association (Member, 2004 - present)
UC Berkeley Foundation (Trustee, 2010 - present)
Boalt Hall Alumni Association (Member, Board of Directors, and Treasurer, 1995 - 2000)
American Bar Association (Member, Section on International Law, 1988 - present)
Bar Association of San Francisco (Member)
International Trademark Association (Chair, China Subcommittee, 1998 – 2003, Member, China Trademark Office committee, Internet Committee, Famous and Well Known Marks committees 2003-present)
University Club of Taipei (Member)
LanguagesEnglish (fluent), Chinese (fluent), Spanish (reading), and French (reading)
BornSan Francisco, California, 1962

Born in San Francisco, to a father from Shanghai via Taiwan, and an American mother, Ms. Young grew up in a Chinese-speaking household, and was educated at UC Berkeley. She received her Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley, and began her practice by splitting her time between San Francisco and Taipei, Taiwan in 1988. She added mainland China into her regular schedule in 1994, when Wang & Wang added its Beijing office. She was admitted in California and to the Federal District Court, Northern District of California in 1988, and was registered as a foreign legal expert with the Taipei Bar Association in 2004, and with China's Ministry of Justice in 2005.

Selected Publications
•“Protecting Trade Secrets in China”, Practicing Law Institute: Trade Secrets 2013: What Every IP Attorney Should Know, February 2014
•“Taiwan Advertising Law”, in World Trade Press' A to Z World Business, February 2013
•“Protecting Trade Secrets in China”, Practicing Law Institute: Trade Secrets 2013: What Every IP Attorney Should Know, February 2013
•“Intellectual Property Law”, chapter in Intellectual Property Law of China, Juris Publishing, 2011
•“Expatriates Face China's Criminal Law System”, in ABA's International Law News, vol. 40, no 2, Spring 2011
•"Dilution in Taiwan and China" in New Matter, California Bar Association's IP Journal, Fall 2010
Selected Lectures and Appearances
•“Protecting Trade Secrets in China,” Practicing Law Institute, February 21, and March 24, 2014
•“Teaching Law in Asia”, at INTA Leadership Meeting, Miami, November 13, 2013
•“Protecting Trade Secrets in China,” Practicing Law Institute, February 12, 2013
•“Dilution and Squatting in China and Taiwan,” California State Bar, Standing Committee Continuing Legal Education Programs, March 2010
•"Perspectives on Chinese Legal Education," Keynote Speech to Conference: Experiential Legal Education in China, Pacific/McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, January 2008
•"Trademark Dilution in China and Taiwan," International Trademark Association, Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 2007
Academic Courses Taught
•China Law and Society (Chinese Legal History), UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall's Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program (2003 - 2006)
•Foundations of Law: Greece, Rome, China, UC Berkeley, Rhetoric Department (2004 - 2010)
•International Intellectual Property, Cornell Univeristy Law School (2013), Pacific/McGeorge School of Law (2006 - 2013)
•International Business Transactions, Soochow University, Kenneth Wang School of Law, China (ABA accredited course) (2004 - present)


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Laura Wen-Yu Young

580 Nan Jing West Road #2308
Shanghai 200041

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