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If IP disputes and infringement arise, we aim to focus on achieving the best possible results for our clients, while effectively balancing cost against potential outcomes.
No one wants to become embroiled in a complex or costly IP dispute, but sometimes the stakes are so high that they become unavoidable. If this happens, you have the reassurance of knowing that lawyers at Deacons will help you come up with the best strategy to protect you in IP enforcement or high-stakes litigation.
Deacons was a pioneer among large general practice firms when it began handling IP litigation in the mid-1970’s and it has conducted some of Hong Kong’s largest IP litigation cases since then. The award-winning Deacons IP Litigation team has acted in a broad array of contentious IP matters ranging from patent and designs, trade mark, passing off, company names infringement, copyright, trade secrets and confidential information.
We have won countless numbers of high profile and ground-breaking cases that have played a leading role in the development of jurisprudence and procedures in the enforcement of IP rights in Hong Kong, both in courts and through arbitration. We have also successfully represented a large number of local and international companies in IP litigation at all levels of the courts in Mainland China (including the Supreme Court), and enforcement actions before administrative bodies, such as local intellectual property administrations, the Administration for Market Regulation, Customs and the Public Security Bureau.
The enforcement of IP has been a persistent and complex challenge for companies operating in Mainland China. The scale and ingenuity of infringement requires international experience and familiarity with local courts and practice and the IP legal framework, as well as an understanding of the increasingly sophisticated techniques of infringers, especially when it comes to online infringement.
As infringers become more sophisticated and international, IP rights owners need to be more proactive and innovative in their battle against infringers. Our IP litigation lawyers have decades of experience in advising on anti-counterfeiting strategies, patent infringement involving complex technologies, and co-ordinating and implementing regional and international investigations, enforcement programmes, and handling of IP disputes. We are aware that different approaches must be taken to address different types of infringement and we work closely with investigators, local authorities, customs and other enforcement agencies to achieve practical and cost-effective results for our clients. Our experienced lawyers will help you avoid costly litigation where possible, and if not, we will fight tenaciously and strategically to protect your assets and interests. With the growing need for alternative dispute resolution, especially in complex and/or international IP disputes, our team is also well-versed in both IP mediation and arbitration in Hong Kong and Mainland China and can help clients find less adversarial and flexible solutions to their IP conflicts. Our IP litigation experience in Mainland China allows us to offer comprehensive advice on effective cross-border enforcement strategies.
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