Dan Plane

Dan Plane

Dan is experienced in all facets of intellectual property law, in particular, anti-counterfeiting and IP enforcement.

Admitted in Hong Kong, Australia, and Wisconsin (USA), he 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, both as in-house counsel for Louis Vuitton (managing its AP anti-counterfeiting program), as well as in private practice with two of the world’s leading international law firms and one of Australia’s premier IP practices.

Dan acts on behalf of a wide range of clients, including garment manufacturers, electronics and computer companies, pharmaceuticals companies, and luxury goods manufacturers. Of particular note is his wealth of experience in designing and managing regional intellectual property programmes and IP security programs in supply chain and distribution contexts.

Dan is a frequent speaker and write on intellectual property topics, having published articles on online counterfeiting, the development of landlord liability theory, trade secrets protection and the design and management of Asia-based supply chain programmes. Dan also serves on the International Trademark Association’s Anti-Counterfeiting Committee.

Fluent in Chinese Mandarin, Dan has practiced as a China IP specialist for nearly 15 years.  He has been recognized as a China “IP Star” by Managing IP Magazine.


  • J.D., Marquette University
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee


  • Victoria, Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Wisconsin


  • English (native)
  • Mandarin Chinese (fluent)


25/F, 3 Lockhart Road
Hong Kong

+852 3468 7500

+852 2866 6408