Centrally located in East Asia and with a vast industrial hinterland on the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong is an established global hub for business, finance and trade. The city has a modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan service-based economy and is a centre for manufacturing networks in the region and beyond.
Established in 1984, our Hong Kong office is one of the oldest specialist intellectual property practices in Hong Kong. In November 2007, Marks & Clerk merged its business with the Lloyd Wise Group giving the combined firms unparalleled representation and resources in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and South-East Asia.
Hong Kong's wealth is founded on its highly favourable geographical position and entrepôt trading opportunities. The local population is skilled, adaptable, and adheres to ethics which foster a diligent and creative workforce. The adoption of modern western business methods and technology promises profitable returns on external trade and investment. This naturally creates a demand for protection of creativity and goodwill for a broad base of local, regional and international clients.
To meet this demand, we have the largest team in Hong Kong of specialists qualified and experienced in both intellectual property law and technology disciplines. As a sizeable firm, our attorneys have experience addressing complex patent and intellectual property issues and this allow them to offer clients the highest quality services. Our registered patent and trade mark attorneys, also known as patent agents or trade mark agents, are fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Managing Intellectual Property refers to our Hong Kong office as “a first choice among domestic and international clients”, with IAM Patent 1000 speaking of “its unerring ability to draft and prosecute patents across various technical fields and geographies [which] makes it a first port of call for many local and multinational entities”.
With extensive and solid associate relationships in other key Asian centres (including Taiwan, Macau, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and South East Asia) and with our own offices in mainlaind China (Beijing) and many other countries around the world, we are able to assist in protecting inventions, trade marks and designs globally.