Marks & Clerk Hong Kong opened its office in Hong Kong in 1984 and is one of the oldest specialist intellectual property practices in Hong Kong. In November 2007, Marks & Clerk merged businesses with the Lloyd Wise Group giving the combined firms unparalleled representation and resources in Hong Kong, mainland China, and South-East Asia.
Hong Kong's wealth is founded on its highly favourable geographical position and entrepôt trading opportunities. The local population is skilled, adaptable, and adheres to ethics which foster a diligent and creative workforce. The adoption of modern western business methods and technology promises profitable returns on external trade and investment. This naturally creates a demand for protection of creativity and goodwill for a broad base of local, regional and international clients.
To meet this demand, Marks & Clerk Hong Kong has the largest team of overseas qualified and registered patent and trade mark attorneys in Hong Kong, also known as patent agents or trademark agents, in addition to their experience from being the oldest firm of intellectual property attorneys in Hong Kong. The patent and trademark agents are fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Furthermore, with extensive and solid associate relationships in other key Asian centres (including Indochina, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and Taiwan) and with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, the U.K., Europe and North America, Marks & Clerk is able to assist in protecting inventions, trademarks and designs globally.
Managing Intellectual Property World IP Survey – Marks & Clerk Hong Kong has been consistently ranked among the top firms of patent agents and trade mark agents.