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Intellectual Property


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Yvonne Chua, Consultant, Intellectual Property Practice Group, has served for over 30 years as a partner of the firm and was Senior Partner and Head of its IP Practice Group. Her specialized practice is on protection, management, exploitation and enforcement of IP rights in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the region. Yvonne is internationally recognized as an influential IP expert with numerous awards received throughout the years.

Yvonne takes a leading role on advancing IP in Greater China and globally and she has been actively involved in various major international IP organizations, the HKSAR Special Working Group on IP Trading as well as other advisory roles for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Yvonne has always been at the forefront of IP legislative changes and serves on the IP Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong. Yvonne has been a frequent speaker at international and local IP conferences and her papers have been featured in many publications.

Yvonne represents international and local brands, government bodies, universities, and institutions on IP planning portfolios management and strategic brand protection. She has extensive experience advising on complex cross border IP issues and litigation and has attained many unprecedented successes.

Her legal expertise on commercialization of IP assets is well evident as she served as the 41st President of Licensing Executives Society International, an international organization to foster the business of IP globally; and has been awarded Gold Medal, the highest LESI recognition.


  • The University of Hong Kong, LLB (Hons), PCLL
  • Admitted in Hong Kong in 1980
  • Also admitted in England and Wales, Australia and Singapore (non-practising)
  • Notary Public


  • Leading Lawyer in the area of Intellectual Property in 2020 by AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers
  • Gold Medal awardee 2019 by Licensing Executives Society International
  • IP Stars in the Definitive Guide to Leading IP Firms and Lawyers by Managing Intellectual Property
  • Leading Individual in IP (HK) by the LEGAL 500
  • Leading Trade Mark & Patent Practitioner in Women in Business Law Expert Guides
  • Asia IP Experts by Apex Asia in your Guide to Asia’s Leading IP Advisers
  • Eminent Practitioner in Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific Guide
  • Gold Band Ranking/Leading individual in Trademark Enforcement and Litigation in the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals by WTR 1000
  • Senior Statesman in Intellectual Property in Asialaw Leading Lawyers
  • Best of the Best Expert Guides – Trade Marks, Patents – The World’s Leading Practitioners chosen by their Peers by the Legal Media Group
  • The world’s leading Patent and Trademark Lawyers in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Patent and Trademark Lawyers by WHO’s WHO LEGAL
  • iam 1000 The World’s Leading Patent Professionals
  • Leader in WIPR Leaders The Leading Guide to Trademark and Patent Practitioners Worldwide


  • Panel Arbitrator for IP Disputes as appointed by Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
  • Member of the IP Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong (2007-2019)
  • Member of Design, Marketing and Licensing Services Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (2005-2009, 2013-2017)
  • Member of Working Group on IP Trading as appointed by the Permanent Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development of the HKSAR
  • President of Licensing Executives Society International (Society Year 2013-14)
  • Member of the Hospital Governing Committee of Queen Elizabeth Hospital (2016-2019)
  • Member of the Regional Advisory Committee of Kowloon, Hospital Authority (2017-2019)
  • Member of the Hospital Governing Committee of Pok Oi Hospital (2005-2016)
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation (2009-2018)
  • Board member of the Hong Kong Bible Society
  • Honorary legal advisor and member of Board of Governors of the China Graduate School of Theology (2011-2019)
  • Past President of the Zonta Club of the New Territories and current Legal Affairs Committee Co-Chair