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Adelaide Yu

Principal & Hong Kong General Manager

Hong Kong SAR

+852 2302 0832


Adelaide is a Principal based in the Hong Kong SAR office.

Adelaide is widely recognised as a leading Hong Kong SAR IP practitioner. Her practice covers all areas of IP, including contentious and non-contentious matters. She is particularly skilled and experienced in the enforcement and protection of IP, including trademarks, copyright, patents, and registered designs in Hong Kong SAR. She has extensive experience in handling China-Hong Kong SAR related infringement cases and works closely with Hong Kong Customs on criminal enforcement matters.  For China, she advises on IP enforcement strategies and has considerable experience in handling IP litigation, administrative and criminal raids and customs seizures. 

Adelaide also has substantive experience in advising clients on data protection issues.


  • LLB (Hons), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales, United Kingdom


  • MIP IP Stars, 2010 - 2022: Trade Mark Star
  • MIP IP Stars, 2023: Hong Kong Practitioner of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal, 2021, 2023: Global Leader – Recommended - Trademarks
  • Who's Who Legal, 2021 - 2022: National Leader - Recommended - Mainland & Hong Kong - Trademarks
  • MIP IP Stars, 2014 - 2022: Named as an 'IP' Star
  • Who's Who Legal Trademarks, 2020: Recommended/Leading Practitioner
  • WTR 1000, 2022 - 2023: Recommended: Individual: Enforcement and Litigation
  • WTR 1000, 2021: Ranked Bronze in Prosecution and Strategy
  • WTR 1000, 2020: Ranked Silver for Enforcement & Litigation
  • Legal 500, 2010 - 2021: Listed as a 'Recommended Lawyer'
  • WTR 1000, 2018: Ranked Silver for Enforcement & Litigation
  • WTR 1000, 2016 - 2017: Ranked Silver
  • WTR 1000, 2015: Ranked Bronze
  • WTR 1000, 2014: Listed as a 'Leading individual'
  • WTR 1000, 2013: Listed as a 'Leading individual' and 'Recommended'

Personal Interest

Travel and food