Intellectual Property

  • Assigning and licensing intellectual property rights
  • Domain name dispute resolution, acquisition and protection
  • Due diligence for business acquisitions, joint ventures and public offerings
  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights and ownership in Hong Kong SAR, the People's Republic of China and throughout the world
  • Franchising, licensing and distribution agreements
  • Investigation of infringers
  • Liaising with the Customs & Excise Department to support criminal prosecutions
  • Trade mark watch notice services
  • Opposing applications by third parties
  • Protecting confidential information and trade secrets
  • Registration of trade marks, copyrights, designs and patents in Hong Kong SAR, the People's Republic of China and throughout the world
  • Renewal of registered intellectual property rights
  • Revoking trade mark registrations on the basis of non-use and also relative grounds. We have handled many of the leading cases over the past 15 years
  • Multimedia production contracts
  • Defending allegations of infringement
  • Selecting trade marks and domain names
  • Settling intellectual property disputes
  • Strategic advice

We have been honoured and pleased to be able to represent a prestigious range of international and local clients. Many of these businesses are leaders in their industry such as telecommunications, watches, high technology, fashion, personal care, pharmaceuticals and retail. Our close-knit team of professional and support staff provide the utmost care for every client and every matter.

SKYS's intellectual property practice was first ranked in the top ten Hong Kong Ip practices in the 2001 World IP Survey. In 2003, we were independently judged to be the fourth best intellectual property firm in Hong Kong. [Source: World IP Survey conducted by Managing Intellectual Property].

In 2005 SKYS's intellectual property practice was nominated in an independent survey by Australasian Legal Business as one of five finalists in the ALB Hong Kong Law Awards. SKYS's IP practice was again nominated as one of the five finalists in the 2006 Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year category.

We have been honoured to receive the Corporate International Global Award for the “Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong” in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Our practice has been recognized by The Legal 100 Asia as being the “IP Law Firm of the Year - Hong Kong” in both 2018 and 2019.

Leaders in Law 2021 Global Awards have also recognized SKYS as the “IP Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong”.

The firm's practice group leader, Barry Yen has been honoured by his inclusion in every edition of the Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Trade Mark Law and every edition of the Hong Kong WHO's WHO of the Law. Barry was also recognized as one of Hong Kong's leading lawyers in the e-business sector in AsiaLaw - Leading Lawyers 2001 – The Definitive Guide to Asia's Leading Lawyers. In 2003 Barry was honored by inclusion in AsiaLaw's list of "Leading Lawyers". He was again recognized in this prestigious list in 2004. In 2005 Barry was also identified by the Leading Lawyers Survey, conducted by Asia Law & Practice, as one of Asia's leading business lawyers.

Most recently Barry has also been recognized as:

# the “IP Lawyer of the Year in Hong Kong” by the “Leaders in Law 2021 Global Awards”

# a “Distinguished practitioner for Intellectual Property” in the “AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2021 Edition”

SKYS have embraced the use of the electronic filing facilities introduced by Hong Kong's Intellectual Property Department.

We look forward to the opportunity of being able to assist you to achieve your business objectives.