We live in a world where Intellectual Property rights have a unique value; it is imperative that Business Owners protect those rights. Backed by a team of experienced intellectual property lawyers in Hong Kong and China, OLN can provide you with practical legal advice to safeguard your intellectual property rights.

Intellectual property right is territorial in nature and is a broad topic that encompasses various types of original creations, such as copyright, patent and design. Complicating the matter further, the rules governing intellectual property in different countries vary. Therefore, you need professional lawyers who have a proven track record in dealing with local/regional/international intellectual property issues to help cope with these matters. Here at OLN, we understand the needs of businesses and individuals for professional legal advice and services related to intellectual property rights. Our intellectual property Hong Kong and China teams have the capacity and experience to offer an outstanding service.

The Intellectual Property team in OLN’s PRC office together with the Intellectual Property team in our Hong Kong office provide intellectual property management for brand owners and investors. With solid knowledge in China and Hong Kong Intellectual Property law, our Intellectual Property team is able to advise on diverse topics related to intellectual property law in Hong Kong and China and assist clients in protecting their trademarks, patents, designs and copyright.

OLN’s PRC team is also a qualified trademark agency which is appointed by the PRC government to handle trademark registration and prosecution directly in China and deal with the PRC examiners without a third party.


OLN provides a full range of services in connection with intellectual property matters including:

Trade Marks
  • Searching & pre-filing advice and strategy
  • Filing & Prosecuting trade mark applications in Hong Kong, China National and IR mark
  • Commencing/Defending trade mark opposition proceedings, trade mark invalidation or non-use revocation proceedings
  • Maintenance and Watching services
  • Advising and recordal of trade mark assignments, licenses, mergers, security interest recordals or customs related matters
  • Anti-counterfeiting administrative and court action

Patent & Design
  • Searches and patentability study
  • Drafting Patent Specifications and Claims, Providing Patent Filing Strategies and Professional Advice Services
  • Hong Kong and Chinese (PRC) Patent Filing (invention, utility model and industrial design)
  • Patent reexamination and invalidation
  • Patent customs recordal and prosecution
  • Comprehensive patent-related management consultation (portfolio and annuity management, patent strategy)
  • Patent licensing and technology transfer

Domain Name
  • Domain name registration
  • Domain name dispute resolution

Litigation/Enforcement
  • Enforcing IP rights through court action, administrative and judicial channels and by Customs protective measures
  • Negotiating for solutions of IP related disputes and arbitration representation
  • Advising on trade secret and anti-unfair competition issues

Copyright
  • Registration of copyright in China (PRC)
  • Negotiation and conclusion of copyright license and assignment contracts
  • Copyright infringement litigation and related legal matters
  • Copyright customs recordal and prosecution

Others
  • Portfolio reviews & management
  • Trademark, Patent, Design, Domain names renewals in Hong Kong and China
  • Collation and notarization of evidence in China
  • Watching services
  • Advising and assisting on the trade mark implications of business merger
  • Counseling on unfair competition and trade secrets protection
  • French, English and Chinese-speaking counseling

Key Clients

We constantly act for a number of national and international clients spanning across various industries, including:

  • Chelsea FC
  • Knight Frank
  • Grant Thornton
  • The Travelers Indemnity Company
  • The Hearst Corporation
  • Sony Music Entertainment
  • Sun Hung Kai & Co. Limited
  • Miramar Group
  • The Pavilions Hotels and Resorts
  • Revivo Hotels and Resorts 
  • Mærsk A/S 

Further client references are available on request


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Intellectual Property Law

Team Members

Ken Masuyama

Registered Foreign Lawyer (Japan)

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Awards & Recognitions

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  • 2019

ALB IP Rankings (received by OLN IP Services, a member of Oldham, Li & Nie)

Intellectual property (Copyright/Trademark) – Tier 1

ALB IP Rankings (received by OLN IP Services, a member of Oldham, Li & Nie)

Intellectual property (Patents) – Tier 2

Asialaw

Intellectual Property – Recommended

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (received by OLN IP Services, a member of Oldham, Li & Nie)

Intellectual Property – Tier 5

 

ALB IP Rankings (received by OLN IP Services, a member of Oldham, Li & Nie)

Intellectual property (Copyright/Trademark) – Tier 1

ALB IP Rankings (received by OLN IP Services, a member of Oldham, Li & Nie)

Intellectual property (Patents) – Tier 2

Asialaw

Intellectual Property – Recommended

Legal Media 360 Brand Sentiment Index

Intellectual property – Tier 4

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (received by OLN IP Services, a member of Oldham, Li & Nie)

Intellectual Property – Tier 5

LegalMedia360 Ranked Law Firm Hong Kong

Asialaw

Intellectual Property – Recommended

ALB IP Rankings (received by OLN IP Services, a member of Oldham, Li & Nie)

Intellectual property (Copyright/Trademark) – Tier 1

ALB IP Rankings (received by OLN IP Services, a member of Oldham, Li & Nie)

Intellectual property (Patents) – Tier 2

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (received by OLN IP Services, a member of Oldham, Li & Nie)

Intellectual Property – Tier 5

Asialaw

Intellectual Property – Recommended

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Intellectual Property – Tier 5

ALB IP Rankings

Intellectual property (Trademarks & Copyright) – Tier 1

ALB IP Rankings

Intellectual property (Patents) – Tier 2

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Intellectual Property – Tier 5

Asialaw

Intellectual Property – Highly Recommended

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific

Intellectual Property – Tier 5

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