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Gina Reid

( Partner )

PERSONAL DETAILS

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Admissions

Hong Kong
England & Wales


Languages

English, Cantonese and Mandarin

CONTACT

TEL (852) 2230 1401
FAX (852) 2845 1637

EMAIL
 

EXPERIENCE

Gina has extensive experience advising multinational companies on contentious and non-contentious IP matters in Greater China and throughout the Asia Pacific region.


She has managed brand portfolios and has experience with trade mark clearance searches, trade mark prosecution and Registry proceedings. Gina also advises on IP and IT aspects of commercial transactions, including IP due diligence, and IP and IT commercial agreements, including distribution, manufacturing, licensing, agency and franchising arrangements. She also advises on personal data, confidentiality and trade secrets issues.


Gina worked in the London and Hong Kong offices of London Magic Circle firm Linklaters from 1998-2003. She then joined the China and Hong Kong IP practice of Deacons. She brings an in-house perspective to her work, having served as General Counsel (Asia Pacific) for the footwear brand Crocs for two years.


Gina graduated in law from Cambridge University (Corpus Christi College) and is qualified in Hong Kong and England and Wales. She speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

PROFILE

Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)


Member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA)


Member of the Licensing Executives Society China (Hong Kong Sub-Chapter) (LES)


Member of Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners (HKITMP)


Mentor on The Women’s Foundation Mentoring Programme (Alumni 2011/2012)


IP Protection and Enforcement

  • Advising various luxury goods brands on Hong Kong Customs actions, civil enforcement and domain name disputes and enforcement in the PRC
  • On-site legal advisor at major international trade fairs and exhibitions reviewing IPR complaints and working with the fair organiser’s staff to take down infringements
  • Advising toy manufacturer on design and copyright infringement
  • Advising investment bank on copyright infringement and confidential information claims against another investment bank
  • Advising European pharmaceutical on criminal and civil enforcement
  • Advising global alcoholic beverage brand on criminal and civil enforcement
  • Advising world’s leading healthcare organisation on litigation and domain name dispute
  • Advising global shipping and logistics conglomerate in a copyright litigation
  • Conducting global trade mark audit for a luxury hotel group
  • Advising global fashion brand on worldwide trade mark portfolio and enforcement in the PRC

IP/IT Licensing and Commercial Transactions

  • Advising fintech company on SAAS customer agreements and advising and negotiating a master licence with a global bank for IT consultancy services
  • Advising licensor of Chinese cartoon characters on master licensing agency and sub-licensing agreements
  • Advising global consumer goods design, development, sourcing and logistics company on manufacturing and distribution agreements
  • Advising an investment fund on a patent licence for a cancer treatment drug
  • Advising toy manufacturer on manufacturing and distribution agreements and related contractual disputes
  • Advising an international sports union on title sponsorship agreements for international and world cup rugby events
  • Advising an Asian conglomerate’s IT arm on software bundling and licensing arrangements
  • Advising a bank on the IT/IP issues relating to a joint venture to set up an online trading platform (including drafting and negotiating software/hardware development, maintenance and service level agreements; trade mark licences; and confidentiality agreements, and advising on personal data issues)
  • Advising global footwear brand on a distribution agreement

Digital Sector/ Online Issues/ Media

  • Advising a global streaming media company on legal issues relating to a Hong Kong political documentary
  • Advising Singapore animation studio on parody issues
  • Advising a web portal and internet content and service provider on data protection issues and applications for telecoms licences
  • Advising a mobile applications provider on terms of service and personal data