The protection for intellectual right and property has become ever more important in a cosmopolitan city like Hong Kong where the free flow of information and the flexibility of business solutions leads to both the proliferation of business opportunities and also the increased risk of exploitation of pre-existing intellectual proprietary rights. Our firm has been handling intellectual property litigation and cases since the early 1990s and has extensive experience serving an international clientele in this regard.
Industrial design is a form of intellectual property which may be protected by registration in Hong Kong and most other countries in the developed world. To name just a few examples, the United Kingdom, United States, European Union and Mainland China (where registered design is known by a different term, “design patent”). Our firm and professional agencies in other countries working with our firm are able to offer the full range of industrial design registration service to clients located anywhere in the world. Our firm has been handling design registration cases since late 1990s.
Trademark is a form of intellectual property which may be protected by registration in Hong Kong and most other countries in the developed world. To name just a few examples, the United Kingdom, United States, European Union and Mainland China. Our firm and professional agencies in other countries working with our firm are able to offer the full range of trade mark registration services to clients located anywhere in the world. Our firm has been handling trade mark registration cases since late 1990s.
Copyright is unique as a form of intellectual property for which there is no registration process. The nature of copyright is such that it will arise in most any form of artistic creation in our daily lives. That being the case, copyright infringements (both intentional ones and unintentional ones) do and will happen in great number on daily basis. Where the relevant copyright infringement causes economic losses to the rightful owner, legal assistance will be required to pursue the legal remedies available and/or to prevent further acts of infringement. Our firm has handled copyright infringement cases since early 1990s and has extensive experience dealing with such cases in a great variety of scenarios. We offer the full range of legal service in this regard. Our Mr. Danny Yu also provides professional mediator’s services as an alternative method for dispute resolution.
A patent dispute may arise in a multitude of situations. Usually it will involve a party manufacturing something without the patent owner’s consent which the patent owner regards as being within his “Patent Claims” (i.e. the scope of the patent). On the other hand, the party accused of patent infringement may be able to prove that the elements of his device or process are not identical to those of the patent claim and steer clear of the patent. The alleged infringer may even go a step further and argue that the patent was invalid as the technology taught by the claims of the patent were already taught by prior art or was in the common domain and apply to the relevant patent office to invalidate the patent in question. Our firm has experience dealing with cases involving patent applications and patent dispute in Hong Kong and other jurisdictions for quite a number of years and offers the full range of services to our clients in patent cases. Our Mr. Danny Yu is well-read in psychology and has been awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Psychology by the University of Hong Kong in 2003. Mr. Yu applies his knowledge and training in psychology in support of his legal knowledge and training to facilitate dispute resolution and when assisting client in negotiation with other parties.