OLN IP Services - Building Value in 2021 and Beyond
4 January 2021 (Hong Kong) – OLN Oldham, Li & Nie Solicitors is delighted to announce the expansion of its intellectual property services with the creation of OLN IP Services - OLN IP.
OLN IP is a consultancy dedicated to providing bespoke, commercially-driven advice to owners of IP, from assisting with technology-based IP, trademarks, copyright, patents and designs to managing IP portfolios on an ongoing basis. OLN IP is led by Benjamin Choi as Managing Director, and Vera Sung, both veterans in the IP space, and backed by a seasoned team of intellectual property experts from our Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, who together bring formidable experience and depth of knowledge to provide clients with nuanced and precise IP advice tailored to their business needs.
OLN will continue to offer contentious IP services, protecting clients’ IP assets through enforcements in both administrative and court proceedings. We also provide legal opinions to companies listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Vera said, ‘It is exciting to build on OLN’s heritage and reputation, and the trust we have with our clients, many of whom have been with us for the long term, to create OLN IP, as a standalone IP advisory and commercialisation consultancy, adding to the OLN platform of business solutions.’
‘Intellectual property often forms a company’s largest value component. Corporates require advice from professionals who are deeply knowledgeable on all aspects of IP so they can safeguard and create value, especially given the complexity of today’s multi-jurisdiction and technology driven business environments in which our clients operate,’ stated Benjamin. ‘OLN IP is perfectly positioned to provide strategic counsel and practical assistance to clients to maximise the value of their IP assets.’
Gordon Oldham, senior partner, OLN commented, ‘We are delighted to have Benjamin Choi join OLN IP. He brings two decades of commercial IP experience and will lead the new venture together with OLN partner, Vera. We are proud to pioneer OLN IP as an innovative consultancy driving the change in today’s IP market. Along with OLN Online, it is another example of the firm’s commitment to provide a recovering and renewed Hong Kong business community with the IP and legal solutions that it requires.’
About Benjamin Choi, Managing Director, OLN IP Services Limited (OLN IP)
Benjamin Choi is highly experienced in trade mark prosecution in Hong Kong, China and overseas and in the management of trade mark portfolios for international brands and institutional clients, for over two decades. Apart from handling commercial transactions involving trade marks and other IP assets, he has been engaged in a considerable number of IP due diligence exercises for merger and acquisition projects involving high value IP assets. He also advises on general IP enforcement, passing-off/unfair competition, domain name disputes and data privacy issues. Benjamin is a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners and remains actively involved in the Institute’s collaboration with the Intellectual Property Department in IP law and policy review and consultation. He is also on the Steering Committee of the annual Business of IP Asia Forum organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Outside of Hong Kong, Benjamin is active in INTA (INTA Bulletins Committee Member, Asia Pacific), APAA (Designs Committee Member, HK Group) as well as Marques (IP Emerging Issues Committee Member). For more information on Benjamin’s practice, please click here.
About Vera Sung, Director, OLN IP Services Limited (OLN IP)
Vera is a partner of OLN and heads OLN's Intellectual Property team in Hong Kong and China. 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 also became a notary public in 2010. For more information on Vera’s practice, please click here.
Oldham, Li & Nie (OLN) is a leading independent Hong Kong-based law firm, whose commitment to professional excellence has been the cornerstone of the firm since its creation in 1987. OLN’s practice areas include:
• Corporate and Commercial
• Dispute Resolution
• Insolvency & Restructuring
• Contentious Intellectual Property
• Private Client Services
• Divorce & Family Law
OLN currently has 45 lawyers, admitted to one or more jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Canada. OLN has a thriving China practice, driven from our Hong Kong and Shanghai offices and when necessary with our associate legal network in mainland China.
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