Charmaine Kwong

Charmaine Kwong

Senior Associate
Hong Kong

Email [email protected]​

Phone +852 2219 0888

Fax +852 2219 0222

LanguagesEnglish, Cantonese, Mandarin

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Charmaine Kwong assists brand owners in managing their global trademark and design portfolios, securing trademark registrations, and enforcing intellectual property (IP) rights through contentious proceedings, arbitrations, negotiations, or otherwise. She also advises clients on trade descriptions and personal data privacy and protection issues.

Charmaine assists brand owners with managing their global IP portfolio, registering their IPs and devising appropriate brand protection strategies. She also advises clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings involving IP rights and their enforcement. Having trained at Hogan Lovells, she also assisted the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) team on matters including advisory work on commercial agreements and data privacy and protection.

Charmaine graduated with a first class honors law degree and was awarded numerous scholarships, including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government Scholarship, the Lee Quo Wei Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Golden Jubilee Scholarship, and our very own Hogan Lovells LLB prize.

Charmaine is a member of the Vetting Committee for the Re-industrialisation Funding Scheme under the Innovation and Technology Fund from July 2022. 

Awards and recognitions


Rising star 2021 (Hong Kong), IP Stars
Managing IP


Rising star 2020 (Hong Kong), IP Stars
Managing IP


Rising star 2019 (Hong Kong), IP Stars
Managing IP


Individual Silver Award; 2020-21 Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme
The Law Society of Hong Kong


Individual Gold Award; 2018-19 Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme
The Law Society of Hong Kong


Individuals' Special Award; 2016/17 Recognition Scheme for the Provision of Pro Bono Legal Services
Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR

Education and admissions


P.C.LL., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Distinction, 2015

LL.B., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, First Class, 2014


Accredited Mediator, Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Ltd

Court admissions

Hong Kong

Representative experience

Litigating in Hong Kong (with Mareva injunctions against the defendants) in a copyright and encryption-circumvention case.

Advised a major gaming software company in several successful arbitrations.

Advised telecom clients in lawsuits concerning the recovery of unlawfully-charged licence fees.

Advised a leading lingerie-maker in enforcing its intellectual property rights cross-border against infringers in mainland China.

Advised various statutory bodies in Hong Kong on dispute-related work (e.g. contractual claims, judicial review) and matters involving IP and data privacy.

Represented various clients with respect to domain name recovery proceedings.

Advised a Korean company in the setting up of data centers in Hong Kong.

Advised a global toys company in a trademark dispute in Hong Kong over its household character name.

Advised a cinema chain in handling customer complaints and false advertising issues.

Advised on complaints and regulatory investigations under Trade Descriptions Ordinance.

Advised an Indian solar technology company in a US$285m arbitration regarding the sale and purchase of solar wafers (HKIAC, Hong Kong).

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