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Henry Wheare

Hong Kong
Ho Chi Minh City

Henry Wheare
+852 2840 5087 (Hong Kong)
+84 28 3829 5100 (Ho Chi Minh City)
+852 2219 0222 (Hong Kong)
+84 28 3829 5101 (Ho Chi Minh City)
Practice Group
Intellectual Property

Henry has been practicing as a lawyer in Hong Kong for more than 30 years. 

He is an approachable, straightforward and trusted adviser to clients and colleagues alike. With vast experience and intimate knowledge of IP in Asia, he is highly regarded by his peers and technically first class.

He goes to great lengths to get to grips with the fine details of clients’ businesses and branding. He quickly embraces new areas of practice, prides himself in being up to date and is at the forefront of practitioners in the region tracking the latest IP developments.

'widely respected for his breadth of experience and his long-standing regional practice. His experience encompasses advertising and data protection and privacy matters as well as IP issues'

Chambers Asia Pacific 2015

Representative experience

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal on interpretation of infringement provisions of Trade Marks Ordinance and the scope of dilution claims in passing off.

Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal on the extra-territorial scope of delivery up orders.

Patent and regulatory advice in relation to originator and generic drugs.

Patent dispute involving Hong Kong and China cross-border strategy.

Cross border seizure and asset freezing orders in support of anti-counterfeiting strategy.

Education and admissions


  • M.A., University of Cambridge, Jesus College, 1974
  • Adjunct Professor Competition and Intellectual Property Law, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, 2009 - 2012


  • Council Member, Hong Kong Institute of Practitioners
  • Hon Secretary and Treasurer (past President), Hong Kong Group of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association

  • Member, Copyright Committee  HKAPAA

  • Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member, Law Society of Hong Kong Committees on Intellectual Property and Competition Law
  • Member, Licensing Executive Society International
  • Member, UK and Hong Kong Institutes of Trade Mark Attorneys

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • England and Wales
  • Hong Kong


International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in Trademarks


International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in Patents


Chambers Asia Pacific, Leading Individual in Intellectual Property


Highly Recommended Lawyer (Hong Kong: Patent Litigation and Transactions)

IAM Patent 1000


Leading Individual in Intellectual Property

PLC Which Lawyer?


Leading Individual in Intellectual Property

Legal 500 Asia Pacific

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