Profile

Vera is a partner of OLN and heads OLN’s Intellectual Property team in Hong Kong and China. 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 was 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.

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.


Admissions and Memberships

Since 1998   Solicitor, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Since 2010  Notary Public, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


Education

University of Wales, Cardiff

LL.B. (Hons)

University of Hong Kong

LL.M. in Information Technology Law


What Others Say

Vera Sung and her team at OLN are highly skilled advisors, who consistently adapt to clients’ needs and provide expert guidance on IP strategies. They tailor their approach to fit each client’s specific requirements, ensuring recommended strategies align with their business goals. The team excels at managing client expectations, delivering practical and commercially viable solutions. They stay up-to-date with the latest developments in IP law and swiftly adjust their approaches accordingly. This resourcefulness demonstrates their dedication to client service. It’s a great experience having Vera as my IP lawyer.  Vera understands her client, very insightful and is an expert in his field. Truly a professional and provides comprehensive strategic, and always one step ahead.

– Desmond Luk (Commercial Director), World-Link Roadway System Company Limited

OLN has truly been able to tailor and advise IP strategy that fits the client’s needs, as well as level-setting expectations in a commercially realistic manner. Vera Sung and her team have been also resourceful in handling new legal challenges and developments, as well as adapting certain approaches to resolve which are within the means of the client.

– Janet Lau (Legal Director), Hypebeast Hong kong Limited


Languages

English, Cantonese and Mandarin


Awards
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The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Recommended Lawyer in Intellectual Property (OLN IP)

Asialaw Profiles
Distinguished Practitioner in Intellectual Property

Asia IP
One of Hong Kong IP Experts Top 50

IP Stars – Managing IP
Trade mark star – Hong Kong SAR

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Recommended Lawyer in Intellectual Property

Asialaw Profiles
Distinguished Practitioner in Intellectual Property (OLN IP)

IP Stars – Managing IP
Trade mark star – Hong Kong SAR

Asia IP
One of Hong Kong IP Experts Top 50

Legal Media 360 Market Sentiment Index
Ranked Lawyer (Tier 1) in Intellectual property – Trademark;
Ranked Lawyer (Tier 2) in Intellectual property – General

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Recommended Lawyer in Intellectual Property (OLN IP)

Asialaw Profiles
Distinguished Practitioner in Intellectual Property

Chambers Global
Recognised Practitioner in Intellectual Property

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Recommended Lawyer in Intellectual Property

Asialaw Profiles
Distinguished Practitioner in Intellectual Property

Chambers Asia Pacific & Global
Recognised Practitioner in Intellectual Property

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Recommended Lawyer in Intellectual Property

Asialaw Profiles
Distinguished Practitioner in Intellectual Property

Chambers Asia Pacific
Recognised Practitioner in Intellectual Property

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property

Asialaw Profiles
Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property

Asialaw Profiles
Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property

Asialaw Profiles
Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Leading Individual in Intellectual Property

Asialaw Profiles
Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Leading Individual in Intellectual Property

Chambers Asia-Pacific
Leading Individual in Intellectual Property


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