Business of IP Asia Forum - Speakers
Dr Benjamin Bai
Vice President & Chief IP Officer
Ant Financial
Benjamin Bai is Vice President and Chief IP Counsel for Ant Financial Services Group which operates Alipay, the world’s largest online and mobile payments platform. He is a leading IP practitioner who previously specialized in global patent litigation spanning from the United States to Asia. Before joining Ant Financial, Mr. Bai spent 20 years in the world’s leading law firms in the United States and China and focused on high-stake technology litigation and IP licensing in China, with a particular emphasis on patent and trade secret litigation. From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Bai led a team of lawyers and obtained four landmark preliminary injunctions in patent cases in China. These trail-blazing cases were recognized as exemplary cases by the Chinese courts. Mr. Bai is also a leading expert on trade secret protection in China.

Benjamin has won numerous accolades. He was honored by China Law and Practice as the China IP Lawyer of the Year 2015. He was also selected by Who’s Who Legal: patents 2015 as one of the world’s leading patent lawyers. Managing Intellectual Property named him as an IP Star for patent licensing, protection and litigation and trade secrets in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Chambers Asia and the Legal 500 recognized him as a leading Chinese IP practitioner from 2008 to 2016.

Mr. Bai obtained his JD from the University of Texas, School of Law and his PhD in chemistry from Rice University. He obtained his BS from the University of Science and Technology of China.
Ms Jacqueline Bracha
Deputy Director
Israel Patent Office
Deputy Director of the Israel Patent Office, Deputy Commissioner of Patents and Adjudicator (Trademarks and Designs) at the Israel Patent Office since 2011. Jacqueline has been working at the Israel Patent Office since 2006.

Jacqueline has a Masters Degree (LLM) in Law with Thesis, specialization in Intellectual Property, from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (2011) ; a Masters Degree (MBA) in Business Administration, specialization in Finance and Banking, from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (2002) and a Bachelors Degree (LLB) in Law, from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (2001).
Dr Albert Wai-kit Chan
Founder and Director
United States-China Intellectual Property Institute Inc. (“USCIPI”)

Managing Partner
Law Offices of Albert Wai-kit Chan

PLLC and the Adjunct Associate Professor
School of Life Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr. Albert Wai-Kit Chan is the Managing Partner of the Law Offices of Albert Wai-Kit Chan, PLLC, practicing in all areas of intellectual property law (including patents, trademarks, copyrights, business transactions, litigation, licensing, technology transfer, evaluation, and trade secrets) and specializing in biotechnology. He works extensively with clients ranging from individual inventors to well-established prestigious research institutes in the U.S., China, and abroad. Dr. Chan is founder and director of the United States-China Intellectual Property Institute, Inc., a non-profit organization. Dr. Chan is a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong, where he also heads Albert Wai-Kit Chan Intellectual Property Limited.
Mr Jack Chang
Quality Brands Protection Committee of China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment
Jack Chang, the elected Chairman for 2017 and 2018 of the Quality Brands Protection Committee (“QBPC”, which is an industry organization operating in China with around 200 foreign IP owners as members dedicated to improve IP environment and commercial rule of law in China based on the approach of cooperation. Jack was one of the founders of QBPC in 2000 and the China Anti-counterfeiting Coalition (QBPC’s predecessor set up in 1998). Jack was the elected QBPC Chairman from 2003 to 2013 and the Honorary Chairman from 2014 to June 2015.

Jack is now the Special Counsel to the Chairman of L Brands International. He was the Corporate Senior IP Counsel for Asia for General Electric Company from 2006 to 2014. Before then, he served Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) for 17 years. Jack was relocated to Shanghai, China, in Jan. 1998 to set up the Asia/Shanghai Office of the Corporate Law Dept. of J&J. Later he set up and led the IP Protection Office of the J&J operating companies in China in addition to his responsibility as the Corporate Assistant General Counsel in Shanghai.

During the period from 2000 to 2018, Jack provided in person and writing many times respectively his observations on China IP environment and constructive recommendations to the China State Council leaders and staff on improving IP legal framework and enforcement, which received positive feedback from various State Council leaders. Madam Wuyi, then Vice Premier in Sept. 2004 commended QBPC as her capable assistant after listening to Jack’s briefing. Jack’s comments were adopted into the Chinese Product Quality Law, Trademark Law, Patent Law and Anti-Unfair Competition Law, etc. Jack served as a pro bono IP Advisor to the Shanghai IP Administration from 2007 to 2014. He was selected by the Managing IP as one of the world’s top 50 IP figures in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2012, Jack was awarded the prize of Personal Achievement of The Year in Anti-Counterfeiting by the Global Anti-counterfeiting Group. In October, 2016, Jack was awarded the Annual Brand Protection Hero Award by the Anti-Counterfeit & Product Protection Center of Michigan State University.
Mr Cheung Wai Fung, Grover
Qi Diagnostics Limited

Groken Bioscience Limited
Mr. Grover Cheung is the co-founder of Qi Diagnostics Limited which is developing a revolutionizing non-invasive diagnostic technology of “A breath analyzer to diagnose multiple diseases”. He also co-founded Groken Bioscience Limited, an integrated genomic sequencing and bioinformatics services provider to universities, research institutes and pharmaceutical companies.

He obtained two master degrees in business management and biomedical science from Imperial College London and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. While he was the Regional Manager in BGI, he established the sales and marketing team for research sequencing service and clinical genomics service. He also leads the Bioinformatics Cloud Laboratory of BGI providing customised bioinformatics analysis to researchers and pharmaceutical companies in Asia. Under his leadership, the market share and sales revenue of BGI has increased significantly.

His major involved projects include developing medical service on the Non-invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) for fetal chromosomal abnormality; Hong Kong liver cancer genome research project; China, Hong Kong and Macau ginseng Chinese herbal genome coloration project; red tide seaweed genomics and proteomics research project. He has rich experiences in biological research and medical testing service.
Mr Peter Cheung, SBS
Mediator and Arbitrator
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

The Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration
Peter Cheung is a Hong Kong practising Barrister, a former Director of the Intellectual Property, and a former Registrar of Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright Licensing Bodies, Hong Kong, China.

From 1992-2013, Mr Cheung represented Hong Kong in World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) conferences. As a World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Panelist, he settled two international disputes concerning trade marks and geographical indications. He was the lead intellectual property negotiator in Hong Kong's bilateral free-trade agreements. He promoted international trading of intellectual property via Hong Kong.

Mr Cheung was twice a Government Legal Scholar. His academic qualifications include: BA, LLB, PCLL, LLM and LLM Int L. He graduated from Harvard Kennedy School's Senior Executive Fellows Program. He was twice an invited speaker in Harvard's Asia Business Conferences.

Mr Cheung writes thematic blog posts and screenplays, composes tri-lingual songs and produces music videos. He holds positions as Arbitrator of the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration; Knowledge Transfer Committee Member of the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Council, Co-chair of “.Trademark”'s Policy Committee, WIPO Mediator & Arbitrator, and Panelist of the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre.
The Hon Ms Teresa Cheng, GBS, SC, JP
Secretary for Justice
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Ms. Teresa Cheng, SC, was appointed Secretary for Justice on January 6, 2018. She was a Senior Counsel in private practice before joining the Government. She is also a chartered engineer, chartered arbitrator and accredited mediator. She was frequently engaged as arbitrator or counsel in complex international commercial or investment disputes.

Ms. Cheng was one of the founders and Chairman of the Asian Academy of International Law. She is a Past Vice President of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration, Past Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Past Chairperson of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. In 2008, she became the first Asian woman elected through a global election as President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She served as Deputy Judge / Recorder in the Court of First Instance of the High Court of Hong Kong from 2011 to 2017. She is a member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes Panel of Arbitrators, and was a member of the World Bank's Sanctions Board.

Ms. Cheng is a Fellow of King's College in London, and was the Course Director of the International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement Course at the Law School of Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Ms. Cheng has co-authored numerous books and articles in journals and seminars. Some of her publications include “Construction Law and Practice in Hong Kong” and “Arbitration in Hong Kong: A Practical Guide”, published by Sweet & Maxwell, as well as papers in the “International Council for Commercial Arbitration Congress Series”, published by Kluwer Law International.
Angus Choi
Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong
Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited
Mr Angus Choi began serving as Chief Executive Officer of Joint Electronic Teller Services Limited (“JETCO”) in December 2014, overseeing the company's day-to-day operations and driving the expansion of its automated teller machine (“ATM”) network and payment business platform in Hong Kong and Macau.

Prior to joining JETCO, Mr Choi was Managing Director of Hong Kong at TransUnion Limited where he oversaw the company's credit reporting, analytics and decisioning business.

At JETCO, Mr Choi's objective is to enhance the value of the company's ATM platform for both users and member banks through continuous innovation and the development of cross-border capabilities. At the same time, Mr Choi also aims at introducing diversified and sophisticated financial and payment services to help member banks expand their business and promote the development of the local financial market.

With over 30 years of experience in the consumer credit bureau and banking sectors, Mr Choi has also held senior positions in Citibank's and DBS' consumer and corporate banking businesses, as well as regional sales and marketing management positions at Visa International and American Express in Hong Kong and Canada.

Mr Choi holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University in the United States.
Mr Sam Chow
Brand Protection Leader
Procter & Gamble (China)
Mr. Sam Chow, General Manager of P&G Global Brand Protection Greater China team, leads regional brand protection team to design and execute strategy of defending brand equity, protecting consumer health/safety and supporting sustainable business growth for all P&G brands and portfolio in the region.

With decades of in-house experiences on IP policy, enforcement and risk management in Asia and Europe, Sam had worked on numerous Risk Management, IP and Corporate Security roles for multiple industries, including at PayPal as head of Brand Risk Management APAC focusing on laws, policies, regulations and industry requirements. Prior to PayPal, Sam also served as regional corporate security director respectively at Sanofi and Syngenta in Shanghai and Singapore, as well as in Beijing as regional head of IP enforcement at NOKIA and Asian management associate at Daimler-Benz.

Sam majored in International Economics & Trade from University of International Business & Economics, and later received his master's in finance from the School of Economics of Peking University.
Mr Douglas Clark
Barrister, International Arbitrator

Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong
Douglas Clark is a Hong Kong barrister who specializes in intellectual property litigation. He was previously (as a solicitor) Managing Partner of the Hogan Lovells' Shanghai office and was based in Shanghai from 2000 to 2011. He has advised clients on numerous cross border litigation cases and also sat as an arbitrator in a number of intellectual property related cases.

Doug is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong where he teaches Hong Kong Intellectual Property Law as part of the LLM program.

Doug is the author Patent Litigation in China (OUP) and the General Editor and co-author of Hong Kong Intellectual Property (LexisNexis). He has also written a history of British and American extraterritorality in China and Japan, Gunboat Justice.
Mr Thierry Dubois
Managing Director, Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH)
1975 - 1987
French International School of Hong Kong

1987 - 1989
Université de Lausanne, Switzerland Law Faculty

University of Syracuse, U.S.A. Law Faculty

Paid Position
2000 - today
Federation of the Swiss Watchmaking Industry (FH)
Managing Director Asia Pacific

2001 - today
STU group of companies
Owner and Chairman

1999 - 2001
FH Promotion Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer

1990 - 1999
Promo Services Ltd.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Unpaid/voluntary positions
2003 - today
Teacher of Ten Thousand Generations Foundation
(charity officially registered in Hong Kong)
Co-founder and CEO

2015 - today
International Trademark Association
Member of the Anticounterfeiting Committee (ACC)
- East Asia & Pacific Subcommittee

2010 - 2016
Little Angels Foundation
(charity officially registered in Hong Kong)

2008 - 2013
Swiss School Committee, Hong Kong Member of the Board

1998 -1999
Swiss Association of Hong Kong
Treasurer, Assistant Vice-President, Vice-President
Ms Margaret Fong
Executive Director
Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
Ms Margaret Fong is the Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) since 1 October 2014. With a global network of over 40 offices, Ms Fong heads this international team whose mission is to create and facilitate opportunities in global trade for Hong Kong-based companies. She joined the HKTDC in 2010 as Deputy Executive Director, responsible for the international promotion of Hong Kong’s product and service industries and the Council’s office network worldwide.

Ms Fong has worked in a variety of public service posts, beginning her career as an Administrative Officer with the Hong Kong Government. From 1997 to 1999, she served as Deputy Director-General in the Washington Economic and Trade Office of the Hong Kong SAR Government.

She was Deputy Secretary for Transport from 1999 to 2004, Director-General of the Washington Economic and Trade Office from 2004 to 2006, and Commissioner for Economic and Trade Affairs, USA, from 2006 to 2008, representing the Hong Kong SAR Government in the United States. Before joining the HKTDC, Ms Fong was the Commissioner for Tourism from November 2008 to the end of 2009. She is a graduate of the University of Hong Kong.

Ms Fong is a member of the Aviation Development and Three-runway System Advisory Committee, the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council, the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council, the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and the Financial Services Development Council.
Mr He Zhimin
Deputy Commissioner
National Intellectual Property Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNIPA)
Mr. HE Zhimin acquired his Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering in the joint program between Tianjin University, China and University of L'Aquila, Italy in 1990. He has served successively as professor of Tianjin University, Vice-President of Tianjin Bohai Chemical Industry Group Co., Deputy Director General of the Science and Technology Commission of Tianjin Municipal Government, and Director General of Tianjin Municipal Intellectual Property Office. He was also elected as the deputy to the 10th-12th National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China (NPC). He is now Deputy Commissioner of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) for international cooperation and administration of patent examination centers. He is also a member of the Standing Committee of the 13th China People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
Ms Charmaine Koo
Licensing Executive Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter
Charmaine is the Co-Head of Deacons’ Intellectual Property Department and the Head of IP Litigation and Enforcement, Commercial IP and Entertainment and Media Practice Groups.

Charmaine obtained a B.Sc. degree in Biology from the University of Toronto, followed by a Bachelor of Law degree from Queen’s University. She then went on to obtain a Masters in Law from University of Cambridge and a Certificate in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from University of Bristol.

Charmaine advises on all aspects of commercial IP, including the structure and documentation of complex commercial transactions, licensing, franchising, distribution, cobranding as well as IT, technology, media, entertainment and advertising agreements. She also has extensive experience advising on copyright, data protection and personal data privacy. Charmaine represents many of the world’s leading brands, advertising agencies, entertainment businesses, ISPs and content providers in relation to a wide range of innovative IP or internet issues.

Charmaine’s practice covers all aspects of IP work including anti-counterfeiting strategies and enforcement of IP rights. She advises on complex IP enforcement advice, litigation and arbitration. She has won a number of high profile court cases resulting in ground-breaking decisions in the Hong Kong IP field.

She has won many accolades including being selected as the finalist of the Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year by Asian Legal Business Hong Kong Law Awards (2017), ranked as World’s Top 250 Women in IP by Managing IP (2016 – 2018), Band 1 Leading IP Individual by Chambers (2017 & 2018) and Tier 1 Leading IP Individual by Legal 500 (2016 – 2018). She is the President of Licensing Executives Society of China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter in 2017 & 2018.
The Hon Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBM, GBS
The Chief Executive
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Mrs Carrie Lam joined the Administrative Service of the Hong Kong Government in August 1980 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in September 2006. She became a Principal Official on July 1, 2007 when she was appointed Secretary for Development. She was appointed Chief Secretary for Administration on July 1, 2012.

Mrs Lam has served the public for more than 36 years in 20 public service positions including Director of Social Welfare, Permanent Secretary for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands), Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Secretary for Development and Chief Secretary for Administration.

Mrs Lam was elected as the Fifth-Term Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on March 26, 2017, and was officially appointed to this position by the Central People’s Government on March 31, 2017 to assume office on July 1, 2017.

Mrs Lam is married and has two sons.
Dr George Lam
Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
Dr. LAM has over 30 years of international experience in general management, strategy consulting, corporate governance, direct investment, investment banking and fund management across the telecommunications/media/technology ("TMT"), consumer/healthcare, infrastructure/real estates, energy/resources and financial services sectors.

Dr. LAM serves on the board of directors, the advisory committee and the investment committee of a number of publicly-listed companies, investment funds and NGOs. He is Non-Executive Chairman – Hong Kong and ASEAN Region and Chief Adviser to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Asia, a member of the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-Industrialization of the HKSAR Government, Honorary Advisor to the Hong Kong Business Angel Network, Special Advisor to the Asia Pacific Real Estates Association and a member of the Court of City University of Hong Kong. In addition, he is President of the Hong Kong-ASEAN Economic Cooperation Foundation, a member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Belt and Road Committee and Convenor of its Digital Silk Road Working Group, a member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Basin Economic Council, as well as President of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) Executive Council and Chairman of its Task Force on Banking and Finance.

Trained in mathematics, sciences and business and public administration, Dr. LAM is a Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong, a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Directors and CMA Australia, an Accredited Mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), and an Honorary Fellow of CPA Australia, the Hong Kong Institute of Facility Management and the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education.
Ms Karen Law
Vice President, Strategy and Legal
Lan Kwai Fong Group
Karen is the Vice President, Strategy and Legal Department of Lan Kwai Fong Group ("LKF"). LKF is an entertainment based property development and management conglomerate having recently diversified from its property business into new businesses including entertainment, film, media and technology businesses in Asia and the US. Karen leads both legal and media departments focusing on content creation, development, integration, licensing, production and distribution of contents including movies, TV drama, games, stage performance and events.

Before joining LKF, Karen was the Chief Executive Officer, Greater China and General Counsel of Digital Domain Holdings Limited ("DDHL") from 2015-2016, a Hong Kong listed investment holding company with media, entertainment and technology businesses spanning Greater China and the US.

Karen also led the IP and technology legal team in Alibaba Group for 7 years, supervising all IP and technology matters worldwide including transactions, trademarks, copyrights, domain names, data and technology. Karen has over 17 years' experience in managing and handling intellectual property matters globally. She also served as board and sub-committee members in IP associations such as the INTA, CTA and ICANN. She is also an arbitrator of HKIAC and ADNDRC focusing on domain name disputes resolution.

Karen was the winner of Managing IP in house award and Asia Women in Business Law Awards, and her team was awarded as the best China and Asia Pacific IP in house team by various associations including World Trademark Review, Intellectual Asset Management, in 2014 and 2015.

Karen is a qualified solicitor in Hong Kong.
Ms Patsy Lau
Council Member, Programming Advisory Council
International Trademark Association
Patsy is qualified in Hong Kong and California. She holds a JD and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of San Francisco, and a Diploma in IP Litigation from the Nottingham Law School. She was the President of the Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners from 2009 to 2011.

Patsy specialises in the protection of large international and regional trade mark portfolios of well-known brands in finance, telecommunications, consumer products, luxury goods, pharmaceuticals and aviation. She has extensive experience in conducting trade mark audits and in advising on portfolio brand management. Patsy's practice also concentrates on complex trade mark disputes and negotiations, opposition, invalidation and revocation matters including trade mark appeals before the High Court. Patsy also advises on commercial transactions affecting trade marks from simple assignments to complex multinational licensing arrangements and conducting due diligence.

Patsy presently serves on the Programming Advisory Council of the International Trademark Association (2018 - 2019) following her previous appointment on the Asia-Pacific Global Advisory Council (2016 - 2017). She is a regular speaker on trade mark issues at international IP conferences. She was a course leader and lecturer teaching IP law at the University of Hong Kong SPACE.

Patsy has been recognized as an outstanding IP lawyer, including being selected as “Best of the Best - Top 30 Trade Mark Lawyer in the World” by Euromoney Legal Media Group's Expert Guide (2017).
Anita Leung
Council Member
Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter
Anita has been a legal practitioner for over 25 years, advising both local and multinational companies on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and information technology matters, including but not limited to mergers, acquisition and commercialization of IP assets, internal IP audits, pre-IPO due diligence, joint ventures, research collaboration, licensing, franchising and distribution. She provides clients with strategic brand integrity programs involving regional and cross-border enforcements at all levels, litigating on copyright, trademark, design and patent disputes. Anita also assists clients on data privacy and cybersecurity issues, both locally and regionally, and the development and execution of diverse legal initiatives to manage the legal risks faced by companies in the Greater China and Asia Pacific regions, including portfolio management, product regulatory and compliance issues.

She is also an accredited mediator (general). Prior to joining David Lo and Partners as a consultant, Anita was a partner with Jones Day, an international law firm in Hong Kong.

Anita sits on the BIP Asia Forum Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Board of Directors of Kids4Kids Limited, a non-profit organization in Hong Kong. She is a Council Member of the Licensing Executives Society China (Hong Kong Sub-Chapter) and the Hong Kong Federation of Woman Lawyers. She is also a member of the Intellectual Property Committee of the Hong Kong Law Society, the Working Committee of the Intellectual Property Rights Protection Alliance, the Copyright Committee of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association Hong Kong Chapter and the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
Dr Li Yahong
Associate Professor & Director of LLM Program in IP and Information Technology, Faculty of Law
University of Hong Kong
Dr Yahong Li, JSD and JSM (Stanford), is an Associate Professor and Director for LLM Program in Intellectual Property and Information Law at the Department of Law of the University of Hong Kong. She specializes in IP law with a focus on cross-disciplinary study of IP, culture and technological innovation. She is an author of eight books, 40 journal articles and book chapters, and an editor of 12 books. She has spoken in over 100 conferences and has been a visiting/honorary fellow/professor at Harvard, Cambridge, Max Planck, Melbourne, Santa Clara, and many other universities and institutions. She is a member of ATRIP, a Council Member of China IP Law Association, and an Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Institute of Patent Attorneys. She is a member of editorial board of Modern China Studies and Hong Kong Law Journal.
Mr Andrew Liao GBS, SC, JP
Senior Counsel
Past Member
Executive Council, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
Andrew Liao is a Senior Counsel in Hong Kong specializing in intellectual property for over 40 years. Andrew was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1989, and had been appointed Deputy High Court Judge in 1990, and Recorder of the High Court in 2000-2002.

For years, apart from his professional practice, Andrew has continuously and actively participated in public service in matters concerning intellectual property in Hong Kong. As a member of the Law Reform Commission and its Copyright Sub-Committee, he was actively and closely involved in the reform of the copyright law, leading to the enactment of the Copyright Ordinance in 1997. He was the first Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal, and Convenor of the Hong Kong Bar's Task Force on Intellectual Property. In 2001, Andrew was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Government for his contribution to the reform of intellectual property laws. He was Vice-Chairman of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Trading which recommended the promotion of arbitration and evaluative mediation for resolving intellectual property disputes, and Chairman of the Steering Committee on Review of Intellectual Property Issues in the Innovation and Technology Sector. He is Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Review of the Patent System which recommendation of establishing Hong Kong's own original grant patent system is in the process of being implemented by the Government. He is also Contributing Editor of the High Court Patent Rules under Order 103 of the Hong Kong Civil Procedure.

For 12 years from 2002 to 2009 and 2012 to 2017, Andrew had served as a Non-Official Member of the Executive Council of the HKSAR. For his distinguished public service, he was awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star by the HKSAR Government in 2008.

Andrew has been actively promoting intellectual property, intellectual property trading, intellectual property arbitration and mediation, cultural and creative industries, innovation and technology in Hong Kong, and was the founder and organizer of the BIP Forum (Business of Intellectual Property Forum) as part of BODW (Business of Design Week) in Hong Kong from 2007 to 2011.
Mr Alan Liu
Director, Global Brand Protection, Asia Pacific
Johnson and Johnson Supply Chain
Alan Liu is the APAC Director of Global Brand Protection at Johnson and Johnson. He leads J&J's regional -level brand protection function, with responsibility for combatting illicit trade across all J&J business segments—pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer.

Alan has spent his entire 13-year career thus far dealing with organized crime and brand protection issues in the region. His experience includes seven-plus years in law enforcement as a Senior Inspector and six years in brand protection, anti-counterfeiting enforcement, and supply chain security for multi-national companies, including DuPont, MSD and Abbott Laboratories. Alan has intensive experience on brand protection strategies and operations in Consumer/Food/Pharm/Agriculture/Chemical industry. Alan previously held the position of Vice Chairman, Best Enforcement/Practices Committee, QBPC (the Quality Brands Protection Committee) in China.

Alan now is the Chairman of ASIS (American Society for Industrial Security) Shanghai Chapter and Co- Chairman for BASCAP (Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy) China, International Chamber of Commerce.
Ms Rebecca Lo
Hong Kong Group of The Asian Patent Attorneys Association
Rebecca Lo has been practising the laws of intellectual property, technology, media and communications for more than 20 years, being engaged in a broad spectrum of IP practice, from regulatory and registration work to enforcement/contentious as well as commercial and transactional matters.

Rebecca holds office in a number of international professional associations in the IP field and serves on the Intellectual Property Committee of The Law Society of Hong Kong, the Council of Asian Patent Attorneys Association (“APAA”) as well as the Council of APAA Hong Kong Group, holding the office of President. She was Founder Chairman of Licensing Executive Society China Hong Kong Sub-Chapter and is now a member of the Council of the said society.

Rebecca has been recommended regularly in “Asia Pacific Legal 500”, “Managing Intellectual Property”, “Chambers”, “The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers”, “International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers”, “Guide to the World’s Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners” and “The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals”. She has spoken in many conferences and seminars on IP and licensing, and contributes regularly to publications on these subjects.

Rebecca studied law in Manchester, U.K. and then read a LL.M. degree at the University of Hong Kong, studying PRC commercial laws and intellectual property laws. She is admitted to practise law in Hong Kong, England and Wales, Australia, Singapore and U.S.A. (California Bar) and is a Hong Kong Notary Public, a China-Appointed Attesting Officer, as well as an accredited mediator.
The Honorable Mr Justice Lok
Court of First Instance of the High Court
Mr Justice Lok obtained his LL.B. and P.C.LL. from the University of Hong Kong in 1987 and 1988 respectively. He further obtained a Master of Laws Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom in 1989. He was called to the Bar in Hong Kong in 1988. He was in private practice between 1990 and 1995. He joined the Judiciary as Magistrate in 1995 and was appointed as District Judge in 2001. In 2015, he was appointed as Judge of the Court First Instance of the High Court.

Mr Justice Lok has had experience in handling complicated intellectual properties litigations both as a barrister and a judge. He was assigned to prepare for the setting up of the IP list in the Court of First Instance.
Mr Philippe Lucet
VP General Counsel, R& D and IP
Nestlé SA
Philippe Lucet is Vice-President and General Counsel for Nestlé, responsible for Legal matters relating to IP, R& D and Digital. Prior to joining Nestlé, Mr. Lucet was Brand Lead Legal Counsel and e-Commerce Lead at a global luxury group, and an attorney-at-law in private practice in Paris and New York, specializing in corporate, innovation, TMT and digital/e-Commerce. Philippe is also Board member of NetCommSuisse, the Swiss e-Commerce association. He is a graduate from Sciences-Po Paris, Columbia University and Stanford University.
Dr Jacqueline Lui
Hong Kong Institute of Patent Practitioners
Dr. Lui is a US Registered Patent Agent with a Ph.D. in Biology at the University of Texas. She is founding and current President of The Hong Kong Institute of Patent Practitioners Limited (HIPP).

Dr. Lui was born and raised in Hong Kong, but emigrated to the US after graduating from Diocesan Girls’ School in the late 70’s. Before returning to Hong Kong in 2000, Dr. Lui lived in Singapore for 13 years and was a member of the Technology and Market Intelligence Committee of the National Science and Technology Board that advised on the development of Singapore’s intellectual property strategy and framework in the 1990s.

Jackie is also President of a group of IP firms having offices in Hong Kong, China, and Macau. Her experience includes drafting and prosecuting patent cases worldwide for multinational firms, publicly listed companies and startup companies in Singapore, Hong Kong, Europe and North America. Since her return to Hong Kong more than 15 years ago, she has advised universities, research institutes, listed companies and startup companies in Hong Kong including the ASTRI and NAMI.

Besides her own bio/pharma specialization, Dr. Lui also has considerable IP experience in the areas of materials science, medical devices, internet, mechanical and chemical engineering. She specializes in international patent prosecution and has been involved in advising clients on strategic planning, rights procurement, portfolio management, technology transfer, due diligence and enforcement for more than 20 years.

In 2017, Jackie was recognized as one of the World’s Leading Patent Firms & Individuals by a renowned IP publication. She was also recognized as one of the Top 250 Women in IP for the year 2018/2019 by a widely recognized international magazine.
Donald Mak
Assistant Government Chief Information Officer
Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Mr Donald Mak is the Assistant Government Chief Information Officer (IT Infrastructure), responsible for planning, development and management of Government IT infrastructure, e-Government application architecture, central platform facilities, e-Government service portal “GovHK” and related services for providing e-Government services to the public. He is also playing a critical role in facilitating Government bureaux/departments in the opening up of government data for public use through the Public Sector Information (PSI) Portal ( and the implementation of Big Data Analytic Platform for scientific research, innovation and smart city development.

Mr Mak joined the Government in 1989. Since then he has assumed various important duties including formulation and implementation of facilitation strategy and initiatives for ICT industry development, data centre development, digital inclusion, ICT co operation with the Mainland and overseas economies as well as the implementation and management of various government ICT systems and services.
Ms Theresa Mak
Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners
Theresa is a partner at Rouse Legal Hong Kong, a member of the Rouse Network, working on a wide range of IP matters.

Ms. Mak has experience in both non-contentious and contentious intellectual property matters, including trade marks, registered designs, copyright, patents, passing off actions, licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Ms. Mak advises multinational companies and local SMEs on branding and trade marks issues in Hong Kong and also manages their worldwide intellectual property portfolios. Ms. Mak also advises advertising agencies on digital marketing and advertising issues as well as privacy issues.

Ms. Mak has spoken on various IP topics in Hong Kong and China.

Before joining Rouse, Ms. Mak worked as a solicitor in the Intellectual Property Department of the Hong Kong Government, where her duties include acting as a hearing officer for ex-partes and inter partes interlocutory hearings on trade mark matters.

Professional Qualifications:

•LLB (Hons), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
•LLM (Computer and Communications Law) University of London
•Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Hong Kong
•Secretary, Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners
Ms Dora Si
Intellectual Property
Dora is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong as well as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising). She holds a Master of Laws (Commercial and Corporate Law) degree from the University College London and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Hong Kong.

Dora’s practice covers all aspects of IP protection and enforcement. Dora manages trade marks for clients in a variety of industries, including food products, public transport, banks, real estate service, construction materials, fashion, cosmetics, sports equipment, hotels, and other consumer products and services. In particular, Dora advises on brand protection and anti-counterfeiting strategies, domain name disputes and copyright protection. Dora has also handled complex cross-border infringement issues, and managed AIC raid actions and contentious proceedings in various parts of China.

Dora also advises on IP aspects of commercial transactions and has experience in developing effective strategies for IP monetisation and intellectual asset management, advising on IP transactional and privacy issues for e-commerce, conducting IP audits for mergers and acquisitions, as wells as negotiating and drafting licences and other general commercial agreements relating to the use and acquisition of IP rights.

Dora represented the Hong Kong Law Society as a delegate at the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Annual Meeting in New Delhi in 2012. She has presented seminars on trade mark issues at INTA conferences.
Mr Canda Sinpaseuth
Acting Chief, ASEAN and Research Section, International Cooperation Division
Lao Customs Department
Canda Sinpaseuth serves as Acting Chief of ASEAN and Research Section, International Customs Cooperation Division, Lao Customs Department at the Ministry of Finance. He oversees the overall work on IPR protection of Lao Customs Department, the second largest revenue collection source of the Government of Laos. Under Canda's big contribution, Lao Customs was successfully established the IPR protection team and regulation.

Canda Sinpaseuth was born on 23 January 1985 at Vientiane Capital, Laos

A career Customs officer, Canda served as a technical customs officer in various posts and units under Lao Customs Department for 8 years, where he performed duties in a range of positions international cooperation, investigation and managing IPR protection activity.

In 2018, Canda was promoted to Acting Chief ASEAN and Reseach Section at the International Cooperation Division and assumed responsibility for cross border cooperation including protection of IPR at the borders, which encompassed investigations of major counterfeit and piracy goods importation and trafficking. Canda has also performed the role of Contact Point of Laos to the ASEAN Network Intellectual Property Right Enforcement Experts(ANIEE), a role which incorporated responsibility for the strengthening the IPR enforcement strategy of ASEAN region, including Information and Intelligence sharing, monitor movement of counterfeit and piracy goods between ASEAN countries and common IPR awareness campaign for ASEAN region.

As a WCO Scholar, his academic credentials include a Master of Business in Strategic Management and Intellectual Property Rights from the Business School at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
Ms Winnie Tam, SC, JP
Senior Counsel, International Arbitrator and Mediator and the Chairman, Communications Authority

•Barrister, international arbitrator and mediator,
•Deputy Head of Des Voeux Chambers Hong Kong
•Appointed Senior Counsel of the Hong Kong Bar in 2006
•Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association 2015 to 2017
•Recorder of the Court of First Instance, High Court of HKSAR since 2015
•Overseas member of patent law chambers, 8 New Square, London
•Holds qualifications to practice in Singapore and Australian Capital Territory.

Intellectual Property

•Widely recognized in peer reviews as one of Hong Kong's top barristers in intellectual property.
•First female IP barrister to be appointed Senior Counsel in Hong Kong
•Member of DoJ's Working Group on the Arbitrability of Intellectual Property Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution

•Member of Nomination Committee for membership of Council, HKIAC
•Founding member, eBRAM (Hong Kong's first online dispute resolution platform under construction)
•Taken a keen interest in arbitration in recent years. Has been appointed as presiding arbitrator and co-arbitrator in a number of international joint venture, investment, commercial, and IP disputes under UNCITRAL, ICC, HKIAC and SIAC rules, with Chinese and English used as the language of the proceedings.
•Panel arbitrator of CIETAC, HKIAC, SCIA, and JAMS; ACIArb; FHKIArb.

Public Service

•Chairman, Communications Authority
•Member, CE's Council of Advisors on Innovation and Strategic Development
•Member, West Kowloon Cultural District Board
•Member, Hong Kong Tourism Board.
•Member, Advisory Committee on Corruption, ICAC.
•Member, Board of Trustees of Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund
Mr Antony Taubman
Director, Intellectual Property Division
World Trade Organisation
Antony Taubman is currently Director, Intellectual Property, Government Procurement and Competition Division of the World Trade Organization, with responsibility for the WTO’s programs on intellectual property, competition policy and government procurement. From 2002 to 2009, he was Director, Global Intellectual Property Issues Division of WIPO (including the Traditional Knowledge Division and Life Sciences Program), covering a wide range of programs on intellectual property and genetic resources, traditional knowledge and folklore, the life sciences, and related global issues including the environment, climate change, human rights, food security, bioethics and indigenous issues. After a diplomatic career, he left the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in 2001 to join the newly-formed Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture, at the Australian National University,teaching and researching on international IP law.

From 1998 to 2001, he was Director of the International Intellectual Property Section of DFAT, and in that capacity was engaged in multilateral and bilateral negotiations on intellectual property issues, domestic policy development, regional cooperation, and TRIPS dispute settlement. He authored a training handbook on intellectual property and biotechnology, a monograph on the TRIPS Agreement and a comprehensive study on its implementation, and a range of academic and general publications on international intellectual property law and policy. Postgraduate teaching appointments at several universities include curriculum design and teaching at the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University, and Queensland University of Technology, as well as numerous contributions to other educational and training programs in many countries. In 2008,the Rockefeller Foundation awarded him a Bellagio residential fellowship for his work on TRIPS and public policy issues.

He joined DFAT in 1988 as a career diplomat, and his service included disarmament policy and participation in the negotiations on the Chemical Weapons Convention, a posting in the Australian Embassy in Tehran as Deputy Head of Mission, and a posting to the Hague as Alternate Representative to the Preparatory Commission for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and Chair of the Expert Group on Confidentiality. He previously worked for WIPO from 1995 to 1998, his duties then including development cooperation in Asia and the Pacific, the development of the revised WIPO program and budget, and associated policy development. A registered patent attorney, he worked in private practice in the law of patents, trade marks and designs in Melbourne in the 1980s. His tertiary education has included computer science, mathematics, engineering,classical languages, philosophy, international relations and law, and he has taught ancient Greek philosophy at Melbourne University.
Mr Anthony Tong
Ex-Deputy Chairman
Copyright Tribunal of the Hong Kong Government
Anthony Tong has been practicing law since 1990. Mr. Tong is the Managing Partner of Robin Bridge & John Liu (“RBJL”) and partner-in-charge of RBJL's IP Department. Mr. Tong is also the Managing Director of Robin Bridge & John Liu (Beijing) Intellectual Property Agency Limited in Beijing.

Mr. Tong has a substantial litigation practice in different areas of intellectual property in both Hong Kong and China and extensive experience in managing and maintaining worldwide trade mark portfolios for international and local companies in various fields of industries. In addition, Mr. Tong has also overseen and supervised quite a number of trade mark, copyright and patent litigations in China, the US, Europe and Australia. He regularly advises on clients' R&D processes and render professional assistance in various areas of intellectual property.

Mr. Tong also has substantial international litigation experience and since 2015 he has been the lead counsel for a Hong Kong listed company in a pan-European litigation involving more than 60 proceedings in 15 European countries. In 2018, for the fifth year in a row, Mr. Tong has been named as IP Stars for Hong Kong by Managing Intellectual Property. He was also ranked in the prestigious Gold Tier of World Trademark Review 1000.

Mr. Tong was appointed by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government as the Deputy Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal of the Hong Kong Government, and has successfully completed the maximum 6-year term on 30 November 2017. The Chair and Deputy Chair of the Tribunal must be qualified for appointment as District Court Judges. The appointment is therefore a recognition of Mr. Tong's IP expertise. He has also been appointed as a member of the Certifying Body of Hong Kong-Canada Film and Television Co-production established between the Hong Kong Government and the Canadian Government as well as a member of the Appeal Panel (Housing) under the Transport and Housing Bureau of the Hong Kong Government. Furthermore, Mr. Tong has been appointed by the HKIPD as a trainer for their IP Manager Training Program and has delivered seminars on copyright and design rights protection and exploitation to more than 800 delegates since 2016 bi-annually.

In 2018, Mr. Tong has been appointed as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Brand Development Council. Mr. Tong is at the same time the Honorary Legal Adviser of the Design Council of Hong Kong, under the auspices of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries. He is an Fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, a Notary Public and a PRC Appointed Attesting Officer.

Mr. Tong, has spoken extensively on IP issues on various occasions in Hong Kong, China and around the world, including at the annual meeting of INTA and APAA, seminars organised by HKIPD, Ta Kung International Media College and other Government departments as well as various statutory bodies representing different business and industry sectors, e.g. the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Brand Development Council, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries etc.
Ms Annie Tsoi
Second Deputy Secretary General

Co-head, Intellectual Property Department
Annie has been a Partner at Deacons since 2001 and is currently the Co-Head of the IP Department and Head of China IP Practice Group of the firm, managing the IP team in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai offices.

Annie advises all aspects of intellectual property work and in particular, on the unique challenges arising from doing business in China. Annie has advised many major Hong Kong and multi-national companies on strategic issues relating to the protection, enforcement and commercial exploitation of IPRs including managing complex intellectual property portfolios and she represents some of the world's leading companies in the luxury goods, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, entertainment, fashion and electronics industries.

Annie has advised extensively on the IP aspects of acquisition and restructuring of businesses including technology transfer, licensing and cooperation issues, technology development and improvement. Annie also specialises in Internet-related regulations and domain name disputes.

Annie has written numerous articles for publications such as The Journal of World Intellectual Property and China Law and Practice. She has spoken for international conferences such as universities, Inter-Pacific Bar Association and International Trademark Association. She has been a part time lecturer for the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong.

Annie has been acknowledged as a Leading Lawyer in the area of Intellectual Property in the Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers, a Leading Individual in the area of Intellectual Property in Hong Kong by the Chambers Asia and a leading lawyer in the area of Trade Marks in the Who's Who Legal - The International Who's Who of Trademark Lawyers.

Annie is a member of the IP Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong and the Second Deputy Secretary General of AIPPI.
Mr David V. Upite
Senior Counsel
Procter & Gamble
David Upite is a senior patent attorney with the Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). He has over 18 years of legal experience with P&G in the U.S. and China. For more than six years, he has been based in China, now managing the legal teams located at P&G's research facilities in Beijing, China and Singapore. He is a licensed U.S. attorney in the state of Ohio and at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He has bachelors and masters degrees in science (BS, MS) and a degree in law (JD).
Ms Wang Binying
Deputy Director General
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Ms. Wang Binying, a national of China, joined the International Bureau of WIPO in April 1992, was appointed in December 2009 to the position of Deputy Director General responsible for the Brands and Designs Sector and was reappointed for a second mandate in December 2014.

The Sector has responsibility for international law development in the framework of the WIPO Standing Committee on the Law of Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (SCT). The Sector is also responsible for the administration of the International Registration Systems for trademarks (Madrid Agreement and Protocol), industrial designs (Hague Agreement) and appellations of origin (Lisbon Agreement).

Ms. Wang's academic background is in English language, communication, transportation and law. She graduated from the Zhongnan University in Changsha in China in the 1970s, and holds a Master's degree in Law, including industrial property, from the Law School of University of California (Berkeley) in the USA. She was also awarded a Diploma in American Law from the Columbia Law School in New York.

Prior to joining WIPO, Ms. Wang worked in the Ministry of Communication and Transportation of China from 1975 to 1980, during which time she was stationed in the Republic of Tanzania and Zambia. She later served in State General Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), and was in charge of the Department for Registration and Supervision of Foreign Company and Trade-names, and China Trademark Service, an institution concerned with trademark service under the SAIC until 1992.
Dr C. K. Wong
iASPEC Technologies Incorporated
Dr Wong is the founder of iASPEC Technologies Incorporated. The Group operates a number of software companies in mainland China, Hong Kong and the United States.

Dr Wong obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics. After a short teaching career at the University of California, Davis, he moved to the private sector as a consultant. While serving in a state government data center in California, he received the Distinguished Services Award for his contribution in architecture design work of many large-scale information systems.

Dr Wong returned to Hong Kong and worked in mainland China in the early 1980s. He contributed to the design and development of indigenous computers hardware and software in China.

Dr Wong is a Distinguished Fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society. He is currently serving in the advisory committees of academic departments in computer science, information engineering and mathematics of different universities in Hong Kong, mainland China and the United States.
Ms Vivian Yu
Chief Intellectual Property Examiner, Intellectual
Property Department
Ms Vivian Yu joined the Intellectual Property Department of the HKSAR Government in 1997 and has participated in different areas of work such as examination of trademark applications, providing support in hearings and post-registration matters, development of IT project, promotion of e-business services, preparatory work for the launch of the Trade Marks Ordinance (Cap. 559), preparation work for the proposed implementation of the international trade mark registration system under the Madrid Protocol in Hong Kong and assisting in activities promoting intellectual property.

Ms Yu is currently holding the post of Acting Chief Intellectual Property Examiner (Strategy) and is mainly responsible for providing assistance in managing networking activities with the Mainland authorities/organisations.