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What the team is known for

Noted group with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. Serves a high-calibre international clientele by working with its global network, and in association with Fujian Fidelity, in order to better service PRC clients on domestic matters. Notable experience across anti-counterfeiting, trade mark portfolio management and copyright infringement. Client roster includes companies in the luxury goods, real estate, consumer products and TMT sectors.

Strengths

Clients are impressed with the team's commercial acumen, as one highlights: "We need succinct but detailed enough information to present to our business people to take forward. They are very good at explaining the complications of the Chinese legal system and supporting us in our business strategies."

Another client singles out the team as a "technically strong practice, offering practical advice."

Work highlights

Acted for LEGO Group on a number of IP disputes and portfolio management matters, including obtaining favourable rulings in a series of copyright infringement cases and an unfair competition case brought before the Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court.

Notable practitioners

Eugene Low continues to advise on both contentious and advisory IP mandates, particularly in relation to trade mark and copyright protection and enforcement.  One client appreciates: "He is able to balance legal needs and practical requirements, and he understands our company's areas of business well."

A client praises Feng Zhen for her "practical point of view, and good understanding of business needs and the Chinese environment," going on to add: "I rate her very highly." She comes highly recommended for her handling of copyright infringement and IP enforcement strategies, in addition to unfair competition cases.

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Overview

We have one of the largest IP practices in Greater China with over 50 IP practitioners . Through our offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and our associated firm Hogan Lovells Fidelity we are able to offer both local and international advice. 
We have always been at the forefront of developments in China. We have taken a step further and taken advantage of rules allowing Chinese and foreign law firms to establish an association in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone ("Shanghai FTZ") , to set up the association which is branded under "Hogan Lovells Office". With it, Hogan Lovells has now become the 3rd foreign law firms in China approved by Chinese government to form an association with a Chinese law firm. This new association  allows us –in contrast to most other international law firms- to offer direct domestic Chinese legal advice and litigation services on top of our integrated international legal services.  We have had six full time IP fee earners join Hogan Lovells Fidelity. They have started to handle a number of very high-level litigation matters in cooperation with our existing Hogan Lovells IP team.
We act on the matters that are most important to our clients, and take on some of the most difficult matters setting precedents in the field of IP in Hong Kong and China. We are trusted with major brand portfolios because it allows us to understand our clients businesses and brands so that when litigation is required we can fight for their IP rights.

Members

Cobden, Andrew

Feng, Zhen

Low, Eugene

Wong, Kenny

Xia, Helen

Clients

AB InBev

Burberry

Caterpillar

Delos Living

ExxonMobil

Guess?

H&M

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

LEGO Group

Merck Sharp Dohme

Metro Goldwyn Mayer

New World Group

News Corp/Fox Entertainment

Otsuka Pharmaceutical

PuraPharm

Tencent

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Chemicals

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

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Intellectual Property (International Firms)

Hogan Lovells

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Location

11th Floor,

One Pacific Place,

88 Queensway,

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

China

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