Deacons is a Hong Kong-based, world-leading law firm with over 165 years of history. Founded in 1851, we have representative offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou to offer comprehensive legal services to our clients. Deacons is a full-service law firm with key departments including:
Deacons’ IP team is the most prominent and long established IP group in Hong Kong; its achievements include registering the first trademark in Hong Kong as early as 1874.
Deacons’ IP team has acted for more than half of the world’s top 100 brands (as verified by Interbrands PLC) in a broad range of legal matters. We offer all-round IP services spanning Hong Kong and China. These include advice and assistance connected with international, Chinese and Hong Kong trademarks, patents, industrial designs, copyright, domain names, data and technology protection, IP litigation and arbitration, ecommerce, advertising, commercial compliance and other brand protection matters. Our lawyers have achieved a number of ground-breaking and widely-cited results in Hong Kong, China and other overseas countries.
Deacons’ IP practice is consistently recognised by leading industry publications including Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, and Managing Intellectual Property. A selection of our most recent accolades include:
Improving the strength of our clients' international IP arrangements is an important element of our work. As such, we have established strong relationships with many of the world's leading independent law firms and are also members of several global networks including Lex Mundi, World Services Group (WSG), and The InterLex Group.
Deacons also actively participates in a variety of global IP and legal membership groups including The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), International Trademark Association (INTA), European Communities Trademark Association (ECTA), Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA), International Bar Association (IBA), The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) and The Association of European Trade Mark Owners (MARQUES), among others. We are regularly invited to share our insights and opinions at prominent IP industry meetings and conferences worldwide which enables us to strengthen our international network and further enhance our reputation as one of the world’s leading IP advisers.