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Anna Mae Koo, Partner


Hong Kong since 2012

Areas of Practice:

Intellectual property
IP due diligence and strategic acquisitions
Technology transfer
Trade practices
Unfair competition law


LLM (Hons), University of Cambridge (Prince Philip Scholar)
MSc(Real Estate), University of Hong Kong

Contact Details:

(852) 2522 9183
(852) 2845 9205
Anna Mae Koo is a partner of Vivien Chan & Co, where she practices non-contentious, contentious and transactional intellectual property law. She regularly advises on all areas of intellectual property, including licensing, franchising and other transactional intellectual property, due diligence and strategic acquisitions, prosecution, technical assistance and technology transfer agreements, trade practices and unfair competition law in China and Hong Kong.

Anna Mae is a Techstars mentor, and is involved in international associations, including the Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA). She is consistently named the Rising Star Lawyer in intellectual property by various publications.

Anna Mae was a Prince Philip Scholar at the University of Cambridge, where she graduated with an MA in law. She has also obtained a master’s real estate from the University of Hong Kong. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

International Professional Legal Membership :

Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)
Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA)

Honor / Awards :

South China Morning Post, Top Ten Women to Watch
IP Rising Star, Asia Women in Business Law Award (Winner)
Techstar Mentor
Asialaw Leading Lawyers, Rising Star Lawyer in Intellectual Property
Lawyer Monthly Magazine, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution & Mediation Lawyer (Winner)
Lawyer Monthly Magazine, Arbitration, Charities and Foundations Lawyer of the Year in China

Publications and Speeches :

Legalwise Annual Wine Law Conference, November 2018, Adelaide

IP Issues in China: Overcoming Bad Faith Registrations

INTA Daily News, May 2018

Top Ten Updates to Trademark Developments from China

Managing Intellectual Property China IP Focus Magazine, 2018

Implementation of the Revised Trademark Law of 2014

China: Managing the IP Lifecycle Magazine, 2018/2019

Protecting Intellectual Property Online

INTA Social Media Panel, May 2017, Barcelona

Spotting Key (Non-IP) Issues in Social Media

Managing Intellectual Property China IP Focus 2017 Magazine, 2017

How to Defend Against Chinese Plaintiffs

International Bar Association Newsletter, April 2013

Dilemmas in Choosing Venue of Arbitrations Following CIETAC Split: Validity of Venue Clauses in CIETAC Arbitrations

International Association of Young Lawyers Joint Ventures, Ghent, April 2012

Top Ten IP Concerns for Joint Ventures in China