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Theresa Mak

Principal, Hong Kong Head of Trade Marks

Hong Kong SAR

+852 3412 4168

Biography

Theresa is a Principal based in the Hong Kong office.

Theresa leads Rouse’s Hong Kong trade marks team and has over 15 years’ experience in the industry. As a result of her depth of knowledge on Hong Kong IP issues, she works closely with a range of multi-national 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 advises 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 currently the Chair of the Hong Kong Trade Mark Practitioners and works closely with the industry, including working on government consultations relating to the future of intellectual property legislation.

Qualifications

  • 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

Memberships

  • Chair of Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners
  • Member of APAA

Personal Interest

  • Yoga, swimming, reading, music, sailing and hiking

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