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Deacons

Intellectual Property (International Firms)

4 ranked lawyersBand 1ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Combines one of Hong Kong's largest and most established teams with a solid presence in the PRC. Offers a high degree of expertise across the full range of IP, and is especially noted for its trade mark enforcement capabilities. Also has extensive experience advising on patent enforcement cases, with a number of practitioners having a science or technology background. Acts for many of the world's best-known brands, and maintains a strong client base across sectors such as luxury and consumer goods, life sciences and TMT. Benefits from an in-house patent team who are qualified to prosecute patents across Europe, the USA and the wider Asia region. In addition, the team is equipped to advise on data privacy and protection matters.

Strengths

"Deacons' IP team is strong in terms of its technical skills, commercial acumen and communication with clients," reports a client, who goes on to explain: "On top of applying their legal knowledge and expertise, they demonstrate a strong understanding of the business world and therefore take the initiative to come up with business-savvy advice on strategies or practical solutions to resolve the issues."

"The Deacons team is excellent. They are responsive, very knowledgeable, and whenever we call upon them, they always provide prompt and substantively top service," according to another client.

Notable practitioners

Annie Tsoi is considered a "well-respected practitioner" in the IP field and receives praise for her "sensible approach" and in-depth knowledge of regional IP laws. She rises in the rankings owing to recognition for her "diversified practice" in the trade mark space, which spans prosecutions, enforcement actions and portfolio management.

Catherine Zheng offers expertise on a range of IP work, ranging from brand protection and portfolio management strategies to patent and trade mark disputes. "She is very smart and knowledgeable, and gives us good suggestions regarding strategy and resources," says a client.

Charmaine Koo continues to offer an impressive clientele expert advice on a wide range of IP matters, from patent, trade mark and copyright infringement cases to portfolio management and data protection matters. She wins widespread endorsement from sources, with one client enthusing: "She is exceptionally dedicated, stays on top of things and has complete mastery of the cases. She is able to articulate her views convincingly and clearly, whether to other lawyers or lay people."

Patsy Lau brings to bear extensive experience advising on trade mark portfolio management, filing strategy and brand management matters. An impressed client describes her as "adaptable in dealing with any problems that arise, and flexible in reaching a resolution."

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Intellectual Property (International Firms) Department

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5th Floor Alexandra House

18 Chater Road

Central

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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Intellectual Property (International Firms)


Catherine Zheng
Band 3
Charmaine Koo
Band 1