Dan Plane

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

Admitted in Australia, Hong Kong and Wisconsin (USA), he has practiced extensively in the US (as both a patent litigator and public prosecutor), Europe (as in-house anti-counterfeiting counsel for Nokia in the EMEA region) and in the PRC and Asia Pacific, both as in-house counsel for LVMH Fashion Group, as well as in private practice with two of the world’s leading international law firms and one of Australia’s premier IP practices.

As a private practitioner, Dan has acted 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.

Dan has practised in the People’s Republic of China for over eight years, where he represents clients across the full range of IP issues, including the organisation and execution of anti-counterfeiting actions.

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 is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.


  • 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