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Theresa Mak

Principal, Hong Kong Head of Trade Marks

Hong Kong SAR

+852 3412 4168


Theresa is a Principal based in the Hong Kong office.

Theresa leads Rouse’s Hong Kong trade marks team and has over 15 years of experience in the industry. As a result of her depth of knowledge on Hong Kong IP issues, she works closely with a range of multinational corporation and start-ups on the filing and prosecution of trade mark applications and the provision of advice on a range of contentious and non-contentious IP issues.

With degrees from both United Kingdom and Hong Kong universities, she initially practiced as a litigation solicitor in a local law firm, then worked as a solicitor in the Intellectual Property Department of the Hong Kong Government.

In Hong Kong, Theresa also works with advertising agencies and brand owners on marketing, advertising, commercial IP matters, trade claims, and privacy issues. This includes working on social media, metaverse, and traditional advertising platforms.

Theresa is a Council Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners and works closely with the industry and the government on IP policies and legislation.


  • LLB (Hons), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
  • LLM Computer and Communications Law, UCL, University of London
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Hong Kong SAR


  • Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners - Council Member
  • Member of APAA


  • WTR 1000, 2023: Ranked Silver in Prosecution and Strategy

Personal Interest

  • Yoga, swimming, and hiking