Hong Kong SAR

IP STARS Reviews

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird’s intellectual property practice in Hong Kong SAR provides a comprehensive offering across the Asia-Pacific region. The China Group is spread across the firm’s offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai and comprises of six partners and over 50 professionals. The group’s industry expertise lies within the fields of technology and innovation, including life sciences and healthcare sectors.

Hong Kong-based partner Matthew Laight heads the firm’s IP practice in the Asia-Pacific region. He specialises in both contentious and non-contentious matters, advising clients across a broad range of sectors including electronics, pharmaceuticals, media, and food and beverages. Partner Ted Chwu co-heads the global technology and communications sector group. He has extensive experience in commercial IP matters.


Deacons is one of the leading firms for IP work in Hong Kong SAR. The firm has a large team of patent attorneys and lawyers who collaborate on patent filing/prosecution and litigation in Hong Kong SAR and China. It is also recommended for commercial IP work. Charmaine Koo, who has a science background, leads the firm's IP litigation department. Koo specialises in IP enforcement. Catherine Zheng is head of the patents and designs group. Partners Patsy Lau and Annie Tsoi are specialists in brand protection and disputes work. Koo and Tsoi lead the firm's IP department. The partners are supported by a strong team of associates.

Marks & Clerk

Established in 1984, Marks & Clerk is one of the strongest prosecution firms in Hong Kong SAR. The firm has a total of 37 attorneys from eight different jurisdictions who are qualified and experienced in both intellectual property and technology disciplines in its Beijing and Hong Kong SAR offices. 

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Hong Kong SAR intellectual property team advises on the acquisition, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights across China. The team has particular experience across the key industry sectors of financial institutions, energy, infrastructure, technology, life sciences and healthcare.

The firm’s China and Hong Kong IP team is led by senior partner Justin Davidson. He specialises in IP law and has a strong record of advising clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious IP and technology issues across Asia.


Rouse offers a range of IP services, with notable strength in soft IP protection and enforcement. Managing IP reported that a UK private equity firm bought a 35% stake in Rouse in July 2022. Li-Mei (Rachel) Tan leads its trade mark practice and Hong Kong SAR officePrincipal Adelaide Yu is an all-round IP practitioner who can also advise on patent issues in Hong Kong. Other notable trade mark practitioners are Theresa Mak and Chad Dowle.


Simone Intellectual Property Services (SIPS) has experienced legal practitioners for soft IP work, in particular trade mark protection and enforcement. The firm has offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong SAR. The firm’s managing partner is Dan Plane, an IP Star who is qualified in Hong Kong, Australia, and Wisconsin (USA). Plane is based in the Hong Kong office. He is supported by founder Joe Simone, who heads up the firm’s China practice; Helen Tang, the leader of the Hong Kong practice; and Joshua Miller, who is based in Shanghai. The partners have a strong team of associates, including Doug Berman whose main focus is on trade mark prosecution in PRC China and Rising Star Grace Chen.


Vivien Chan & Co

Vivien Chan & Co is a full-service law firm with established law offices in Hong Kong SAR and Beijing. The firm’s intellectual property team is experienced in representing brands in IP rights and cross-border infringement litigation, and invalidation proceedings.

With over 30 years of experience in IP, founding and senior partner Vivien Chan is one of the most respected practitioners in Hong Kong. Partner Anna Mae Koo practices non-contentious, contentious and transactional IP law. She regularly advises on IP licensing, franchising and other transactional matters in China and Hong Kong.