Emmy Chow

Partner | Intellectual Property

emmy.chow@deacons.com
+852 2826 5323
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"Emmy Chow is ‘among the best trademark lawyers in the region’ and ‘highly responsive and business-focused in the strategic, practical and clear advice she provides’."

Emmy is a Partner in the HK and International Trade Marks Practice.

Emmy is qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong and England and Wales (non-practising) and holds a LLB and a PCLL from The University of Hong Kong.

Emmy has been advising on Hong Kong and international trade mark protection for over 15 years and has extensive experience advising on brand clearance, filing strategy, portfolio management including portfolio audit/reviews, prosecution, and contentious trade mark matters such as opposition, opposition, invalidation and revocation proceedings, including appeals before the High Court. Emmy also advises on commercial trade mark matters ranging from conducting due diligence in the acquisition of assets/businesses, to negotiating co-existence agreements, and advising on IP aspects in Initial Public Offering (IPO) projects.

Emmy handles the international and regional trade mark portfolios for local and multinational clients in sectors ranging from luxury goods and hospitality, to food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, to insurance and finance. Her clients include Italian/French luxury brands, the world’s leading diamond company, pharmaceutical giants based in France, Germany and the US, a British multinational household/consumer goods company, leading insurance and financial companies, and a US-based international hotel group.

Emmy has been recognised as a Trade Mark Rising Star (2019) and a Notable Practitioner (2020-2021) by Managing IP, a Bronze Tier Individual in Prosecution and Strategy in Hong Kong (2021) by WTR1000, and as a Key Lawyer for IP (2021) by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Highlights

  • Advising a European luxury brand in the successful registration of a defensive trade mark.
  • Acting for a US-based chemical company in managing its portfolio of over 600 applications/registrations in over 15 jurisdictions across Asia.
  • Advising a pharmaceutical giant on trade mark clearance for its pharmaceuticals and vaccines.
  • Advising one of the world’s fastest-growing cryptocurrency exchanges on the protection strategy of its house and product marks.
  • Advising an Italian luxury brand on clearance of its Chinese character mark throughout Asia
  • Advising a German-based footwear manufacturer on its 3-dimensional trade mark protection strategy and prosecution of its 3-dimensional mark applications in Hong Kong.
  • Advising an Italian fashion house on protection of 3-dimensional trade marks relating to shoes in Hong Kong.
  • Advising food companies on certification marks for various food products.
  • Advising an Italian multi-brand fashion group on trade mark clearance, brand protection and successful opposition and invalidation proceedings against numerous confusingly similar marks in Hong Kong and Asia.
  • Advising a world leading fashion house in appeals before the High Court relating to trade mark disputes with a long-term rival.

More about Emmy Chow

  • Legal 500
    • Recommended Lawyer in Intellectual Property: Hong Kong (2021-2022)
  • World Trademark Review 1000
    • Bronze Tier Individual: Prosecution and Strategy, Hong Kong (2021)
  • Managing IP
    • Notable practitioner, Hong Kong (2020-2021)
    • Rising Star, Hong Kong (2019)

  • Law Committee Member, European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA) (2021-2023)
  • Member, Hong Kong Institute of Trade Marks Practitioners
  • Member, The Law Society of Hong Kong

  • PCLL, The University of Hong Kong
  • LLB, The University of Hong Kong

"Emmy Chow is ‘among the best trademark lawyers in the region’ and ‘highly responsive and business-focused in the strategic, practical and clear advice she provides’."

Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin

Jurisdictions

  • Hong Kong
  • England and Wales

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