Kenny Wong

Kenny Wong

Counsel
Hong Kong

Email kenny.wong@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +852 2219 0888

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesEnglish, Cantonese, Mandarin, French

Practice groupIntellectual Property

'One of the most respected practitioners in the city.'

WTR 1000 (2015)

Recognized as a luminary, Kenny Wong has received well 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 practices franchise law, advising clients on setting up franchised operations in Hong Kong and the PRC. Besides conventional IP/IT work, he enjoys an enviable gaming and entertainment practice acting for gaming operators, A-list artistes, film directors, film production companies and record companies. He is unique in understanding and handling collaborations between the film industries in Hong Kong, China and the US.

Besides his busy practice, Kenny is also a seasoned and popular lecturer. In addition to his part-time teaching, he has delivered over 130 lectures, seminars and presentations to judges, IP enforcement officers, 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 is currently as an Adjunct Associate Professor of HKU and has taught courses on Cybercrime and Intellectual Property. He and an in-house counsel of a leading broadcaster have designed and are co-teaching a new Entertainment Law course for HKU.

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. He wrote two booklets on IP Licensing and Due Diligence which were jointly published by the Hong Kong Government and the Law Society of 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. Amongst other government appointments, he also serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal.

Awards and recognitions

2019

Leading individual
WTR Global Leaders

2014 - 2019

Luminary Individual, World's Leading Trademark Professionals
World Trade Review 1000

2014 - 2018

Trademark star- Hong Kong
IP Stars

2014 - 2018

Leading Entertainment Lawyer
Who's Who

2010 - 2014

Band 1 - Intellectual Property (China)
Chambers Asia Pacific

2012 - 2013

World's Leading Patent Practitioners
IAM Patent 1000

2001 - 2014

Leading Trademark Lawyer
International Who's Who

2008 - 2014

Leading Franchise Lawyer
International Who's Who

2001 - 2014

Leading IP Lawyer
Asia Pacific Legal 500

2013 - 2014

Leading IP Lawyer
Asia IP Experts

Education and admissions

Memberships

Chairman, Intellectual Property Committee, Law Society of Hong Kong

Deputy Chairman, the Copyright Tribunal of Hong Kong

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

Member, Legal Education Committee, Law Society of Hong Kong

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong

Member, Focus Group on Patent Reform, Intellectual Property Department, HKSAR Government

Honorary advisor of three charitable institutions – Wai Yin Association, First Initiative Foundation and Hear Talk Foundation

Related practices

Gaming Law

Representative experience

Advising the Hong Kong Jockey Club on rules and contracts relating to its Hong Kong and overseas betting initiatives.

Prepared contracts for an Asia-Pacific music contest organized by Universal Music Group for Aloft Hotels of Marriott International.

Advised a PRC online platform on a licence of over 2,000 hours of foreign television contents.

Advising Deer Hunter Limited on the contracts relating to the licensing, adaptation, and production of a film trilogy based on the novel "The Deer and the Cauldron" by the renowned author Jin Yong.

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 various entertainment projects relating to films, music, and endorsements.

Advised a production company on contracts relating to the financing, development, and production of film projects for 2019 and 2020 totaling over RMB1.7bn.

Advising three of Asia's megastars on the contracts relating to the funding, sponsorship, and production of their world tour concerts.

Advising a Hong Kong based company on a collaboration with a U.S. animation company on the production of three animations for global release in 2019 and 2020.

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