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Deacons, Hong Kong’s largest independent law firm, can provide specialist advice and innovative and commercial solutions to help you develop and protect your business online.

With an impressive tradition of ‘firsts’ in the arena of IP, we can help you reconcile the potential of the internet with the traditional approach to IP.  Our team handles everything from protecting domain names or developing an online presence for the first time, to advising more sophisticated clients on innovative business models.  We regularly advise on complex and cutting edge information technology, internet and e-business issues, including the use of social media, online advertising, mobile marketing and data protection.

As online technologies develop exponentially, the law can take time to catch up. Protecting and expanding your business in this ever-changing environment requires a sure touch and an innovative outlook. Our recent experience includes:

  • Advising a leading publisher of travel guides on issues arising from the launch of a mobile app including copyright in the app software and content of the app, the user terms and conditions and privacy policy;

  • Advising a leading Japanese information and communications technology provider on provision of cloud computing services in Hong Kong and a US information technology company with global operations on cloud computing and data privacy issues in China;

  • Advising a leading international search engine provider on setting up a new search site and on compliance with Hong Kong’s regulatory environment, encompassing IP, defamation, advertising and other issues;

  • Advising a well-known provider of digital cinema systems on its negotiations with all the major US studios, including an innovative arrangement for the launch of digital cinema systems across Asia;

  • Advising one of the world’s largest and most influential developers and providers of digital entertainment content on issues relating to well-known online games, licensing, developing games software and protection of IP rights.

Please take a look at our intellectual property pages for more on the range of work we undertake. And if you would like more information on how we can help you, please feel free to get in touch. 

Internet & Domain Names SERVICES