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Deacons ranked in World Trademark Review 1000 (2017 edition)

Deacons has been recognised in the seventh edition of the World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000.

The firm is ranked as a Gold Tier law firm in Hong Kong for both enforcement & litigation and prosecution & strategy. Six partners are ranked; the highest proportion of partners ranked by firm in Hong Kong.

The editorial says:

Commended for its “high-quality advice, depth of experience and smooth-running service”, Deacons provides top-notch protection to 50 of Interbrand’s 100 most valuable global brands. “Knowledgeable, responsive and commercially minded”, Charmaine Koo is one of Hong Kong’s most influential figures. A previous stint at a prominent media company has made her a star performer where entertainment law intersects with trademarks. Koo recently prevailed in the high-profile Voice of China dispute and also clinched a courtroom victory for tea distributor Tsit Wing. She co-heads the IP group alongside Annie Tsoi, a discerning adviser with 20 years’ experience under her belt. “Clear, pragmatic and responsive”, Vivian Poon draws praise for her adept prosecution work and flair for non-traditional trademarks; while Patsy Lau shines on trademark audits and brand management strategy. Sharp litigator Catherine Zheng has a pristine track record at China’s Supreme People’s Court; while on a recent instruction for JAC Capital, she demonstrated her talent for advising on IP-rich transactions. Another anchor of the team is Rodney Goh, a tried and trusted brand manager with a slew of big-name patrons.

The WTR 1000 is the only standalone publication to recommend individual practitioners and their firms exclusively in the trademark field, and identifies the leading players in over 70 key jurisdictions globally.

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

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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