Vera Sung

Vera Sung

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Partner | Head of Intellectual Property Hong Kong & Shanghai, PRC | Notary Public

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Intellectual Property Law

Vera is a partner of OLN and heads OLN's Intellectual Property team in Hong Kong and China. Vera was admitted as solicitor in Hong Kong in 1998, and became a notary public in 2010. Before joining OLN, Vera worked at several major law firms in Hong Kong practicing intellectual property law. 

Her practice focuses on trade marks, patents, copyright, domain name disputes, passing-off actions, IP licensing and IP enforcement. Vera has extensive experience in intellectual property registration, prosecution, enforcement, portfolio management and development for multinational companies. Her experience spans a wide variety of sectors, from US government legal departments to corporate clients and charities.

Vera was appointed as Chair of East Asia and Pacific Subcommittee of the Law and Regulation Committee for the International Trademark Conference (“INTA”) 2012-2013.  She served on the Legislation & Regulation Committee of INTA from 2002 to 2006, and also from 2010 – 2015 term.  She also served on INTA’s Geographical Indications Committee from 2007 to 2009. Vera is also an active member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA) and Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners (HKITMP).

Vera is a regular speaker at legal conferences for corporate counsel and international clients. She was a speaker at Sony Corporation (HK) Limited, Hong Kong; University of Southern California, US; Inniskillin Winery, Ontario, Canada, and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. She has moderated a table topic entitled "Effective IP Enforcement in China" at INTA. Vera also speaks at Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) courses in Hong Kong, and since 2012 she has been a regular writer of Sing Tao Newspaper on intellectual property legal issues. 

Vera was also a contributor to Butterworths Hong Kong English-Chinese Legal Dictionary and Martindale -Hubbell International Law Digest, Hong Kong Intellectual Property Law. 

In addition to her LL.B. (Hons) from the University of Wales, Cardiff, Vera has an LL.M. in Information Technology Law from the University of Hong Kong.

Vera is committed to clarity, practical recommendations, sensible language and clear pricing. 

Vera is also a recommended lawyer in Chambers Asia-Pacific. Chambers states that Vera "has handled a range of noteworthy trade mark mandates over the past year. One client observed that “she gives me straight judgements, and thinks ahead. She also proposes smart, well thought-out solutions for challenging issues.”’




  • Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property – Asialaw Profiles


  • Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property – Asialaw Profiles


  • Leading Individual in Intellectual Property – Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property – Asialaw Profiles


  • Leading Individual in Intellectual Property – Chambers Asia-Pacific


  • Leading Individual in Intellectual Property – Chambers Asia-Pacific


"Oldham, Li & Nie is recommended for trade mark issues, design registration and domain name monitoring. Vera Sung heads the team and successfully requested surrender of an infringing trade mark for a Hong Kong government department client." – The Legal 500, 2015 – 2016


“Vera Sung heads the IP department at Oldham, Li & Nie, acting on various patent and trade mark issues including licensing and enforcement. She recently represented skincare company Caudalie in a passing-off dispute.” – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015


“Vera Sung of Oldham, Li & Nie has extensive experience on a broad range of IP issues for governmental bodies, corporates and non-profit organizations.” – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2014


“Vera understands how to deliver legal solutions to European clients. She is very commercial, has a keen eye on finding solutions. Clients are very impressed with her work.” - Asialaw Profiles 2019


 “They are very commercial, responsive and provide excellent legal support with competitive pricing, and are a pleasure to work alongside. I would have no hesitation recommending them and the firm.” - Asialaw Profiles 2019