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Deacons ranked in World Trademark Review 1000 (2016 edition)

We are delighted to announce Deacons has ranked impressively in the sixth edition of The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, published by the World Trademark Review.

Deacons is ranked as a Gold Tier law firm in Hong Kong for enforcement and litigation and prosecution and strategy. All six partners are also all ranked; the highest proportion of partners ranked by firm in Hong Kong.

The editorial says:

“No other firm understands the ins and outs of the trademark scene in Hong Kong as well as Deacons.” The leading independent outfit’s abundant resources are a boon to many clients keen to tap the Chinese market; with seven partners and 20 lawyers and other fee-earning staff, it can handle any brief going. “The entire team is super friendly and easy to work with, and offers excellent value for money.” It handles Nestlé’s entire portfolio in Hong Kong, which includes the oldest trademark – registered in 1874 – in the special administrative region. Vivian Poon showcases a deft touch in the management of sprawling portfolios.

Rodney Goh is another touchstone for clearance, filing and brand management briefs and a whizz on the subject of non-traditional marks; colleague Patsy Lau’s specialist subject is Chinese character marks. The group has seen some notable contentious action recently; IP co-head Charmaine Koo scored a resounding win for Tsit Wing in a complex infringement trial, going on to prevail on appeal. Department co-head Annie Tsoi is an award-winning strategist whose work spans the trademark spectrum. Ace patent litigator Catherine Zheng also has deep soft IP experience and manages trademark portfolios with aplomb.

The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals is the only standalone research directory to focus exclusively on trade mark practices and practitioners, which is published by World Trademark Review – the world’s only independent daily news and information service dedicated exclusively to reporting on strategic and legal trade mark issues for in-house and private practitioners internationally spanning 71 jurisdictions around the world.

To learn more about the relevant rankings in Hong Kong, please refer to the WTR 1000.

Key Contacts

Annie Tsoi

Partner | Intellectual Property

Email or call +852 2825 9255

Charmaine Koo

Partner | Intellectual Property

Email or call +852 2825 9300

Catherine Zheng

Partner | Intellectual Property

Email or call +852 2825 9617

Patsy Lau

Partner | Intellectual Property

Email or call +852 2825 9500

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