Our intellectual property (“IP”) team in Hong Kong and Mainland China is made up of seasoned IP litigators and IP transactional lawyers. The depth of experience in our IP team means our clients can expect their IP rights to be expertly handled from the early stages of building up portfolios, auditing and management to lobbying, enforcement and where circumstances necessitate, litigation.
Not only may IP rights be a business’ most valuable assets, but increasingly profitable businesses by definition all have important IP rights. With respect to protecting the value of IP assets, knowing and understanding your rights is critical. Each jurisdiction – US, Europe and Asia – requires different strategies to gain the full protection of the law. We manage IP rights from a global perspective. Our ability to represent companies across the US, Europe and Asia provides our clients both legal and competitive advantages. In China, the rapidly emerging market means coping with IP regulations that are in constant transition. Our goal for our clients is to bring a strategic, coordinated approach to their worldwide IP legal needs, so as to enhance the value of the IP and serve the needs of business.
Our goal to bring a coordinated approach to the entirety of our client’s IP needs begins in the earliest stages of portfolio management. Key services include:
Due diligence, review of disclosure schedules, review of SPAs and other agreements, patent analysis and other technical support, and contract negotiations.
In the course of IP rights management, the lobbying of various bodies is occasionally required to further and / or protect a client’s IP rights. The breadth of experience in our Hong Kong/China IP team means that our lawyers are expertly placed to assist clients in lobbying authorities with regard to regulatory policy and legislation. Our lawyers are members of various important industry and professional organizations and hold important positions within such organizations, such as the International Trade Marks Association. They have represented clients in a range of lobbying actions including:
Review of clinical trial agreements, regulatory compliance and advisory work, human genetic resource advice and approval, advice on cross-border transfer or sharing of medical files.
Our Hong Kong/China IP team has demonstrated experience in helping clients formulate and implement legal strategies to enforce IP rights and combat IP infringement throughout the world. Our team is distinctive in its ability to mount a unified, coordinated strategy in multiparty, multi-jurisdiction IP litigation. Recent work of the team includes:
The Hong Kong-based lawyer Chiang Ling Li is highly skilled in handling patent and trade secrets disputes as well as brand protection mandates and licensing agreements, especially when it comes to representing clients in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. Sources say: "Li is good in patent work and has been practising for a long time."
Tier 1 of ALB IP Rankings 2022 (Patents) in Hong Kong Jurisdiction; Tier 2 of ALB IP Rankings 2022 (Trademarks / Copyright) in Hong Kong jurisdiction