Dr. Wen-Pin Lai (Peter Lai)

Dr. Wen-Pin Lai (Peter Lai) [email protected]


In 1985, Dr. Wen-Pin Lai established Chien Yeh & Associates. Instead of pursuing an increase of business volume, he focuses on provision and improvement of professional knowledge. Such belief keeps Chien Yeh & Associates standing in an outstanding position and builds a professional image in the IPRs field.

When Taiwanese businessmen began to enter the mainland market in the 1990s, trademark disputes constantly occur. In order to enable Taiwanese businessmen to fully protect their own rights and interests, Dr. Lai was invited, in August 1993, by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) to publish a total of 35 articles serially in the “Trade Newsletter Magazine”, introducing the China’s IPRs system. In the same year, he was invited by the China Trademark Office to give a special speech in front of more than 400 official administrators. Moreover, Dr. Lai is the pioneer in the field of IPRs exchange between China and Taiwan. He is one of the first Taiwanese arbitrators in China, and has been working as an arbitrator in Beijing Arbitration Commission since 2007.

In 1997, Dr. Lai attended a doctoral Program of the China University of Political Science and Law. He graduated and obtained a doctoral degree with a thesis entitled “The Conflicts between Trade Names and Trademarks on the Basis of the China’s Legal System” in 2000. Dr. Lai is the first Taiwanese who studies the legal system of China’s IPRs. Moreover, his doctoral thesis in relation to the study of legal system of China’s IPRs was the first one being published in China. Dr. Lai has served as a chair professor or a visiting professor of IPRs field at the China’s and the Taiwan’s universities, and engaged in the cross-strait IPRs exchanges. He plays a significant role guiding the cross-strait official exchange platforms named “cross-strait trademark forum” and “cross-strait copyright forum”, especially helping Taiwanese businessmen communicate and negotiate the IPRs disputes occurred in China.

UP to now, Dr. Lai has published more than 100 articles and has been invited to attend more than 100 seminars or lectures. In 2010, he was awarded the “Cross-Strait Exchange Contribution Award” by the former Chairman of the Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), Mr. Pin-Kung Chiang and also awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award by the China University of Political Science and Law in 2016.

Ph.D, China University of Political Science and Law


Position Duration
Adjunct Lecturer of College of Law, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan September 1, 1997-July 31, 1998
Adjunct Lecturer, Chihlee University of Technology, Taiwan February 1, 2002-July 31, 2002
Visiting Professor of Shcool of Law, National Huaqiao University, China The year of 1998
Legal Advisor in the field of finance and economics for Taiwanese Businessman, the Straits Exchange Foundation 2005-present
Planner of Cross-Straits Trademark Forum 2006-2013
Planner of Cross-Straits Copyright Forum 2008-2012
Taiwanese Arbitrator, Beijing Arbitration Commission September28,1998-present
Taiwanese Arbitrator, Suzhou Arbitration Commission January 1, 2003-present
Member of the Committee of the Use and Management of Trademark, National Taiwan University 2008-present
Advisor for Taiwan Businessmen, Mainland Affairs Council of Executive Yuan 1996-present
Specialized Advisor, Taiwan Intellectual Property Training Academy (TIPA) 2005-present
Member of the Intellectual Property Committee, Chinese National Federation of Industries 2006-present
Vice-Convener, Taiwan Leader Brand Union 2011-2014
Consultant of Economy and Technology Division, National Policy Foundation 2006-2016
Research Fellow of Center for Intellectual Property Rights Studies, China University of Political Science and Law April 8, 2009-
April 7, 2012
Chairman of the Intellectual Property Committee, General Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of China June22,2007-November 9, 2013
Domain Name Specialist, Science and Technology Law Institute 2001-present
Visiting Professor of Trademark Laws, the Institute of Law for Science and Technology, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan February 1, 2003-July 31, 2003
of the China Intellectual Property Laws Seminar organized by Innovation
and Intellectual Property Management of National Chengchi University
Graduate Institute of Technology
2010 and 2011
Research Fellow, Center for Technology Policy and Law in School of Business, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. April 1, 2009-
July 31, 2011
Member of the Intellectual Property Rights Committee, Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association 2006-present
Name Dispute Resolution Center Specialist, China International Economic
and Trade Arbitration Commission (the only Taiwanese Specialist)
Chairman of the Taiwanese Alumni, China University of Political Science and Law March2018-March2020
Postgraduate Mentor (part-time), China University of Political Science and Law May2019-present