Vivien Chan & Co. is a full-service law practice with offices in Hong Kong (1985) and Beijing (1993). We are consistently recognized as a premier law firm for and in Greater China. With nearly 30 years of doing business in Greater China, our Hong Kong and China teams have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the legal culture and market dynamics.
We support our clients to build global intellectual property portfolios, encompassing patents, trademarks copyright and other unregistrable rights, like trade secrets and software applications. We do so by reducing the risk of infringement and increasing the value of companies’ intellectual property assets. Our two offices provide full-service IP practice that is fully integrated with other matters, including franchise law, technology licensing and related transactions, e-commerce, privacy & data security, domain names and social media.
We clear obstacles in registration and enforcement directly with the regulators. Our advice is based on over 30 years of experience in the law, practice and culture, targeted at practical and expeditious resolution of problems. We see Greater China IP management as a strategic issue, with experience in adopting a cost effective and result oriented approach to delivering practical solutions.
The new challenges in IP protection are increasingly difficult and complex. We are a one-stop service firm with substantial experience in assisting clients manage and enforce IP portfolios in Greater China. Our team has gained working and streetwise knowledge of the common and consistently changing tactics of counterfeiters in greater China, and is therefore experienced in devising corresponding anti-counterfeiting strategies to tackle them.
We are licensed to file and execute enforcement directly in Mainland China and Hong Kong. We adopt a multi-facet approach to IP enforcement and are experienced in border control, surveillance, complaint with regulatory bodies, administrative bodies and litigation. Our in-house investigation capabilities, having received tertiary training in specialized institutions including China People’s University of Public Security, enable us to manage our client’s investigative needs in different regions in China and provide assistance to our legal team in forum shopping. We recognize it is not a one-size-fits-all-solutions objective. We partner with our clients to develop a custom-tailored protection and enforcement strategy to protect client’s unique products and brand names in a cost-effective manner. Our broad experience covers a spectrum of industries — including luxury and fashion, pharmaceutical and healthcare, food and beverage, entertainment, media, consumer products, hard ware and education institutions.
For multi-jurisdictional disputes, we manage these and offer global strategies to our client through working with our associates. We have worked with the best lawyers in their respective discipline and jurisdiction closely in our 30 years of practice. Premised as an independent Greater China Law Firm, we only use the best for our client and are not bound or obliged in any way to use one’s own office in another jurisdiction.