Hong Kong and International

Deacons is a Hong Kong-based, world-leading law firm with over 170 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:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • China Trade and Investment
  • Competition
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Corporate Services
  • Data Protection and Privacy
  • Employment and Pensions
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Funds
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Private Clients
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory
  • Tax

As Hong Kong’s largest and longest-established IP practice, we are proud to be representing and maintaining the city’s oldest trade mark which was registered in 1874, as well as making its first ever e-filings of trade mark, patent and design applications.

Today, we work with a vast majority of the world’s largest brands in the electronics, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, fashion, luxury goods, media and entertainment, internet, software and computer hardware industries – represented almost all of the 100 Best Global Brands as identified by Interbrand PLC – so you can be confident that in trusting Deacons you are in excellent company.

Our experienced team of IP lawyers, many with technical and scientific backgrounds, offers a seamless service from our offices in Hong Kong and Mainland China, covering all areas of contentious and non-contentious IP work across Hong Kong, Mainland China and internationally.

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:

  • Awarded Best Overall Law Firm of the year in IP (Trademark, Patent & Copyright) and Media, Entertainment and Sport by China Business Law Awards 2020
  • Awarded Hong Kong IP Firm of the Year (2015-2017, 2019 & 2021) and Hong Kong Contentious Firm of the Year (2018) by Managing Intellectual Property
  • Ranked Band 1 in Intellectual Property (International Firms) – China by Chambers Asia Pacific (2016-2021)
  • Ranked Tier 1 in Intellectual Property in Hong Kong Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2014-2021)
  • Ranked as a Top tier firm in Trade Marks (contentious and prosecution), Patents (contentions and prosecution), and Copyrights & related rights by Managing Intellectual Property (2002-2021)

Deacons is a member of several international networks of independent law firms and are also members of several global networks including Lex Mundi, World Services Group (WSG), and The InterLex Group. Our strong links with leading firms worldwide allow us to provide high quality IP services to our clients beyond Mainland China and Hong Kong. We are experienced in acting as a single point of contact for clients, assisting them to coordinate regional and global filing strategies, liaising with and managing foreign associates, to ensure a consistent approach and maximum brand protection.

Hong Kong and International IP Key Contacts

Annie Tsoi
Partner | Intellectual Property
Email or call +852 2825 9255

Charmaine Koo
Partner | Intellectual Property
Email or call +852 2825 9300

Catherine Zheng
Partner | Intellectual Property
Email or call +852 2825 9617

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