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Tim Hancock


Practice Areas

Hong Kong • England & Wales
Professional Qualifications
Notary Public


(852) 2868 1234
(852) 2845 1637
  • Profile

    Tim has lived and worked as a Solicitor in Hong Kong full-time since 1980, handling a very wide range of Intellectual property matters.

    He has been responsible for securing registrations of patents, trademarks and designs in Hong Kong, China, Asia and elsewhere around the world.

    He has drafted agreements and advised in relation to the commercial exploitation by way of assignment, licensing, joint venture and franchising of a wide range of Intellectual Property rights in the fields of patents, trademarks, designs, copyright and other related rights for clients in Hong Kong and around the world.

    Tim has also advised in relation to issues of confidentiality concerning a wide range of intellectual property rights.

    He has also been involved in numerous court cases in Hong Kong seeking to enforce IP rights as well as defending parties accused of infringing the rights of others. 

    He has also been involved in the enforcement of IP rights in China, other jurisdictions in Asia and elsewhere around the world.

    Tim has a very extensive international network of personal contacts in all areas of IP and has been a Council Member of the Hong Kong Group of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association since 1990, and President between 2009 and 2015.

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    • Member of Law Society of Hong Kong since 1980
    • Notary Public since 1988
    • Council Member of the Hong Kong Society of Notaries for over 5 years
    • Council Member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association for over 10 years
    • Personally handled 2 of the 3 patent cases which have proceeded to trial in Hong Kong during the last 25 years.
    • Named as one of only 2 acknowledged experts on patent issues in Hong Kong by the 2003 & 2004 “Who’s Who Legal Directory” published by Law Business Research Limited
    • Acted as an expert witness on Hong Kong patent law during a trial of a patent action in Texas, USA
    • Speaker twice at Intellectual property Update Lecture Series hosted by a leading US firm of Attorneys which was broadcast live by Internet to their clients and associates around the world.
    • Regular attendee and sometime speaker at conferences held by the numerous international intellectual property organisations of which Tim is a member.
    • Regular speaker at Continuing Professional Development Lectures to fellow Solicitors on a wide range of intellectual property issues.

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