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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 China Bulletins 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)
China Bulletins 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


CAMentrepreneurs - IP for International Markets, June 2020

IP for International Markets

VCC INTA Greater China Seminar, 2019

Eyes on the Ball Our Annual Update to CTMO and TRAB Practice

Latest Publications

INTA Bulletins Feature Article 2021

China’s New Civil Code: Punitive Damages from IP Infringement Claims

VCC Newsletter Issue 04, 2021

VCC Newsletter Issue 01, 2021

MIP IP Stars 2020

Has the era of e-evidence arrived in China?

VCC Newsletter Issue 06, 2020

VCC Newsletter Issue 01, 2020

IAM WTR China: Managing the IP Lifecycle 2019/20

Launch of China-Only Brands by International Brand Owners

MIP IP Stars 2019

Creating an effective strategy for trade mark squatting in China

VCC Newsletter Issue 12, 2019

VCC Newsletter Issue 04, 2019