Dan Plane


Juris Doctor, Marquette University, 1996
Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1988

Attorney, Wisconsin, United States, 1996
Solicitor, Hong Kong, 2008
Barrister & Solicitor, Victoria, Australia, 2011


Notable representations

In addition to being a director of the market leader Simone Intellectual Property Services Limited (SIPS), Dan advises on Hong Kong intellectual property law as a consultant to GPS McQuhae LLP.

Dan has practiced as a China IP specialist since 2000. Dan is experienced in all facets of intellectual property law, particularly in the areas of anti-counterfeiting and IP enforcement.

Dan has practiced extensively in the US (as both a patent litigator and public prosecutor), Europe (as EMEA anti-counterfeiting counsel for Nokia) and in the PRC and Asia Pacific. He has worked as in-house counsel for Louis Vuitton (managing its AP anti-counterfeiting program) and in private practice with two of the world’s leading international law firms and one of Australia’s premier IP practices.

Dan frequently lectures and writes on intellectual property topics, including published articles concerning online counterfeiting, the development of landlord liability theory, trade secrets protection and the design and management of supply chain programmes for businesses in Asia.