HongFangLaw ~ Company Update
29 December 2017

HFL New Office and New Graduate Program with ECUPL Inauguration?Ceremony

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We are honored to announce the official establishment of the Graduate Student Research & Practice Station jointly developed by HongFangLaw and East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL). On December 25, 2017, on the inauguration day of its new offices in Shanghai, HFL welcomed the educators from ECUPL to inaugurate the Practice Station. The delegation consisted of Dean Ms. Hong Dongying and Vice Dean Mr. Shi Hongguang of the Graduate School, as well as Deputy Chief Mr. Chen Yi and Office Director Mr. Dai Guoli of the LLM Center.

ECUPL is among the top highest learning institutions of politics and law established by the People’s Republic of China. In June 1952, its predecessor was established on the campus of the former St. John’s University upon the approval by the East China Military and Administrative Committee. It rose from the merger of the law schools, politics schools and sociology departments of 9 institutions, including St. John’s University, Fudan University, Nanjing University etc. There were various notable rises and falls in its history, when the institution was merged in 1958, re-established in 1963, open to new enrollments in 1964, banned from recruiting students in 1966, and removed from registration in 1972. In March 1979, it came back to life again upon the State Council’s approval and was given new life in March 2007 by having its name changed into the current ECUPL approved by the Ministry of Education.

Earlier this year on November 17, “HongFangLaw iMeritScholarship” dedicated to supporting excellence aspiring students was launched in ECUPL.

The cooperation between HFL and ECUPL is further strengthened by the Station’s setup. The staff at HFL is looking forward in supporting the cause of IP talent cultivation in China with this opportunity by providing graduate students with valuable knowledge in research and practice that is based on our years-long experience in IP law. HFL with the access to ECUPL’s academic prowess will continue to run at the forefront of IP law research and practice.

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The ECUPL’s delegation led by Dean Ms. Hong Dongying in HFL’s new office visit in Shanghai

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HFL Partner Zeng Ning and ECUPL Vice Dean Mr. Shi Hongguang unveiling the Station’s plate

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HFL Partner Mr. Su Jianfei and ECUPL Dean Ms. Hong Dongying signing the cooperation agreement

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