Intellectual Property

Our Hong Kong Intellectual Property team are internationally recognized as leading IP protectors, problem solvers and litigators and are consistently highly regarded in legal directories.

The Hong Kong team is part of the wider firm's global-reaching IP practice which is also a market leader.

Our IP practice has both breadth and depth across our offices in Hong Kong (also covering China) and Australia, with the ability to act as a seamless resource for our clients with international IP portfolios.  Our large and diverse team advises on the creation, registration, acquisition, commercialisation, protection and enforcement of intellectual property and related rights, and has forged an enduring reputation working with leading local and global organisations.

We have extensive experience of handling contentious and non-contentious matters relating to intellectual property rights, specifically on issues of trade marks, copyright, designs, patents, passing-off and confidential information/trade secrets.  Our practice includes advising on media and entertainment contracts, gaming and personal data (privacy).

We have extensive experience in advising on, preparing and negotiating various types of IP agreements, including software acquisition or license agreements and technology transfer agreements.  We are well-known for our enforcement work in the luxury and household goods sectors in particular.

We also have an extensive network of foreign trade mark, patent, design and general IP lawyers and agents with whom we work on a daily basis, enabling us to assist our clients wherever they do business.