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Alan Chiu

Partner
Hong Kong

Alan Chiu

Recognised as one of the top lawyers under the age of 40 in Asia, our IP partner Alan Chiu handles a full spectrum of contentious and advisory IP and TMT work in both Hong Kong and China, ranging from complex litigation to anti-counterfeiting portfolio, customs seizures, mediation, product labelling and trade descriptions, company name hijacking, trademark opposition/cancellation, IP due diligence, licensing, defamation, and privacy.

Alan is an experienced IP litigator who has handled a number of headline IP litigation and cross-border brand disputes covering the areas of trademark, copyright, design, patent, trade name, confidential information, passing-off/unfair competition, and domain names. In China, he advises extensively on IP enforcement strategies and has significant on-the-ground experience in handling IP litigation, administrative and criminal raids and customs seizures. He works closely with PRC Customs in counterfeits seizures and has handled over 400 cases.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, he was the Managing Director of the Beijing IP Agency of his former firm. With a computer forensic background, Alan advises on e-commerce, domain names, social media issues, cyber-security, software and cloud computing, IT compliance, and other Internet regulatory issues. Alan currently serves as a member of the East Asia & Pacific Subcommittee of the INTA Anti-Counterfeiting Committee and a member of the Technology Committee of the Hong Kong Law Society.

He is an accredited mediator, a China-Appointed Attesting Officer appointed by the PRC Ministry of Justice and an Adjunct Professor of Law appointed by the Hong Kong Shue Yan University. MIP Handbook named him as an 'IP Star' in 2014 and 2015 in patent (Hong Kong) and trademark (China) respectively, and IAM Patent 1000 also recognised him as a recommended lawyer for Hong Kong patent litigation and transaction in 2015.

He keeps the client interest in mind when advising on matters. Client advisory and service is excellent. Good command and knowledge of Hong Kong IP laws. We appreciate his attention to details and patience when addressing clients concerns.

ALB 2015

Education and admissions

Education

  • PGDIP in IT Forensics, University of Hong Kong
  • LLM in Computer & Communications Law, King's College London
  • LLM in IP & IT Laws, University of Hong Kong
  • P.C.LL., City University of Hong Kong
  • LL.B., City University of Hong Kong

Memberships

  • Accredited Mediator, The Law Society of Hong Kong/Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre/ Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
  • Affiliate Member, Information Security and Forensics Society
  • China-Appointed Attesting Officer
  • Civil Celebrant of Marriages
  • Committee Member, Technology Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Committee Member, East Asia & Pacific Subcommittee of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee for the 2016 – 2017 Committee Term at International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Executive Director, Hong Kong United Youth Association

2014

MIP - IP Star 2014 in Hong Kong (Patent)

2015

MIP - IP Star 2015 in China (Trademark)

2015

Recommended Lawyer(Hong Kong: Patent Litigation and Transactions)

IAM Patent 1000

2015

Ranked as one of ALB's 40 top lawyers under 40 in Asia

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