William has a broad civil and commercial practice, with a particular focus on intellectual property and commercial law. He has been involved in cases concerning trademarks and passing off, copyright licensing and patent infringement, competition (advisory), trust & probate, defamation, general commercial and arbitration. William has appeared as an advocate (either in his own right or as a led junior) in the Trade Marks Registry, Copyright Tribunal, the Court of First Instance and the Court of Appeal.
William accepts instructions in accordance with the Code of Conduct of the Hong Kong Bar Association.
Should you wish to instruct William, he would be delighted to discuss your requirements and can be reached on email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on +852 35763130.
Advising a company in relation to a patent licensing agreement
Advising an oversea toy company in relation to a patent infringement claim
Advising an oversea company regarding registrability of a trade mark
Acted for the Plaintiff company in an application for an interlocutory injunction in a passing off claim
Dyson Technology Ltd & Another v German Pool Group Co Ltd & Ors HCA 838/2011 (led by Andrew Liao S.C.): acted for the Defendants in an application for costs apportionment in copyright/patent infringement
Acted for an oversea company in a trade mark revocation proceedings
Revocation of Trade Mark “BEMO” dated 1 March 2018 (Trade Marks Registry Dispute)
Opposition of Trade Mark “KONGS” dated 24 July 2017 (Trade Marks Registry Dispute)
Revocation of Trade Mark “DOMO” dated 18 October 2016 (Trade Marks Registry Dispute)
Other selected cases
Advising the Plaintiff company in a trade libel and slander action
Advising the Defendant individual in a slander action
Advising the Respondent beneficiary in an application for removal of executor and sale of property
Advising the Plaintiff in an application for an account and removal
Advised a company on the application of the Second Conduct Rule under the Competition Ordinance (Cap.619)
Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch v Zhang Hong Li  3 HKLRD 303 [led by Mr. Andrew Liao SC and Mr. Nigel Aiken SC, with Mr. Kenneth Chow and Ms. Grace Tam] appeared on behalf of the defendant to set aside an order for substituted service of a writ against a PRC national residing in the Mainland of China
Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch v Zhang Hong Li (HCCL 19/2014) [led by Mr. Andrew Liao SC and Mr. Nigel Aiken SC with Mr. Kenneth Chow and Ms. Grace Tam] appeared on behalf of the defendant to set aside an order for substituted service of a writ against a PRC national residing in the Mainland of China
Raytech Industries Co Ltd v Leung Wai Kit, HCA 1360/2011 [with Ms. Dora Chan] appeared on behalf of the company in a 8-day trial to claim against a director for breach of fiduciary duties
Leung Wai Kit v Ching Tim Hoi, HCA 1776/2012 [with Ms. Dora Chan] appeared on behalf of the defendant in a 8-day trial
2015 Called to the Hong Kong Bar
2011 Barrister and Solicitor, New South Wales, Australia
2010 LLB, The University of Sydney
2005 Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview, Sydney, Australia
Trade Mark Infringement and Honest Concurrent Use in Keywords Advertising, Hong Kong Lawyer, January 2017
Introduction on Competition Ordinance Cap. 619 CPD Seminar
A Journey into the Soul of African American Culture, Hong Kong Lawyer, February 2017
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