Charmaine Kwong

Charmaine Kwong

Associate
Hong Kong

Email charmaine.kwong@​hoganlovells.com

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 the president of the Undergraduate Law Society at university. She 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.

Awards and recognitions

2020

Rising star 2020/21 (Hong Kong), IP Stars
Managing IP

2019

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

2020

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

2019

Individual Gold Award; 2019 Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme
The Law Society of Hong Kong

2018

Individual Gold Award; 2018 Pro Bono and Community Service Awards
The Law Society of Hong Kong

2016-2017

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

Education and admissions

Education

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

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

Court admissions

Hong Kong

Representative experience

Advised a major gaming software company in several successful arbitrations.

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

Represented clients on company name hijacking matters.

Represented various clients with respect to domain name recovery proceedings.

Advised clients on issues of personal data privacy and protection.

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.

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

Advised on complaints and regulatory investigations under Trade Descriptions Ordinance.

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

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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