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Kenny Wong

Counsel
Hong Kong

Kenny Wong
Languages
English, Cantonese, French, Mandarin

Recognised as a luminary, Kenny Wong has received over 100 awards as a leading IP practitioner in Hong Kong and China. His experience covers the full spectrum of IP/IT laws. He also practises franchise law advising clients on setting up franchised operations in Hong Kong and the PRC. Besides conventional IP/IT work, he enjoys a niche Gaming and Entertainment practice acting for gaming operators, A-list artistes, film directors, film production companies, and record companies.

Besides his busy practice, Kenny is also a seasoned lecturer and has delivered over 100 lectures, seminars and presentations to lawyers, enterprises, universities and members of the public on IP and IT subjects in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, the Philippines, and the United States. He has been an External Examiner of the University of Hong Kong for a number of years. In recent years, he was appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor and has taught courses on Cybercrime and Intellectual Property there.

Kenny publishes extensively too. He co-authored Intellectual Property Law and Practice in Hong Kong, a recommended text by the three universities in Hong Kong which offer IP courses. He is also the co-author of the IP chapters in the tort reference book Tort Law & Practice in Hong Kong.

Kenny serves on various professional committees. He is the chairman of the IP Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong which is always busy making recommendations on the IP laws and practice in Hong Kong.

'A 'leading light' on the Hong Kong marketplace, Kenny Wong is hailed as 'very dedicated, committed and reliable'.

WTR 1000 (2012)

Areas of Focus

Representative Experience

Advising The Hong Kong Jockey Club on major IT, equipment and system development, acquisition, and licensing projects.

Represented the film, animation, and comics industries to lobby for rental rights in Hong Kong, and on setting up licensing scheme for comics industry.

Advising A-list artists such as Chow Yun Fat, Andy Lau Tak Wah, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Donnie Yen, Eason Chan, and Karen Mok on projects.

Assisted corporations such as Ann Taylor and Neiman Marcus in dealing with trademark squatters in China and recovering the registrations.

Represented Composers & Authors Society of Hong Kong on first Copyright Tribunal reference under Copyright Ordinance 1997 initiated by telecast to review licensing scheme/fee structure.

Advised University of Hong Kong, Polytechnic University, City University, and Open University on IP; advised Heads of Joint Universities Committee on copyright matters regarding education.

Advised China Star, a Hong Kong film company, on sale of 100 films to STAR TV.

Advised Universal Music on acquisition of repertoire of songs and recordings of legendary megastar the late Leslie Cheung.

Education and admissions

Memberships

  • Chairman, Intellectual Property Committee, Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Member, Legal Education Committee, Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong
  • External Examiner, Intellectual Property Law Master Degree programme, University of Hong Kong
  • Member, Focus Group on Patent Reform, Intellectual Property Department, HKSAR Government
  • Chairman, Appeal Board, Urban Renewal Authority, HKSAR Government
  • Member, Appeal Board Panel, Town Planning Board, HKSAR Government
  • Member, Appeal Committee, Home Purchase Allowance Scheme, HKSAR Government

2013 to 2014

Leading IP Lawyer

Asia IP Experts

2001 to 2014

Leading IP Lawyer

Asia Pacific Legal 500

2012 & 2013

World's Leading Patent Practitioners

IAM Patent 1000

2010 to 2014

Band 1 - Intellectual Property (China)

Chambers Asia Pacific

2008 to 2014

Leading Franchise Lawyer

International Who's Who

2001 to 2014

Leading Trademark Lawyer

International Who's Who

2014 & 2015

IP Star

Managing IP

2014 & 2015

Luminary Individual, World's Leading Trademark Professionals

World Trade Review 1000

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