Shirley’s specialization is in the field of IP & IT, both contentious and transactional, internationally and with specific emphasis in Greater China including Hong Kong.
On the contentious side, Shirley has over 30 years’ of experience in domestic and cross-border IP litigations, including patents, trademarks, copyright, passing off and unfair competition; whereas on the transactional side, Shirley is well experienced in IP due diligence in many corporate acquisitions and asset purchases.
In addition, Shirley has advised many MNCs on IP protection and strategies, from IP registration to licensing and commercial exploitation, in a diversity of businesses and industries including pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, sports, media and entertainment, beauty care, hotels, food and beverages, electronics, energy, fashion and automobile. For many of these clients, Shirley has assisted them in setting up R&D centers, and devising reward schemes for scientists.
She has also counselled many rights owners in international franchise deals; and led clients in negotiating e-commerce agreements, on-line games contracts, digital music licenses, artists agreements, advertising contracts, and preparing sweepstakes terms and conditions.
Shirley has been named one of the Top Patent Law Experts by Euromoney Legal Media Group since 2001 and Asia law Leading Lawyer: IP (by Asia Law & Practice) since 2005.
Shirley’s recent professional recognitions include being ranked for IP (by Chambers Asia Pacific) in 2013 & 2014; being named Leading Individual for China IP and Hong Kong IP (by Chambers Asia) in 2009/10; China's Leading Lawyers : IP (by China Law & Practice) from 2008-10; Recommended IP Lawyer (by PLC Which Lawyer) from 2008-10; International Who's Who in Franchising since 2003, International Who’s Who in Patents in 2013/14; and International Who's Who in Trade Mark from 2008 - 2013.
Shirley has been appointed an arbitrator of CIETAC (Domain Name Dispute Panel) since 2004; and she is also a regular speaker at international conferences such as INTA, IBA and AIPPI.
Shirley is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Shirley Kwok | Consultant
Year of Admission: 1987
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