Solicitor, Hong Kong
MA (Law) (Hons) University of Cambridge (Prince Philip Scholar)
MSc (Real Estate) University of Hong Kong
Anna Mae Koo is a partner of Vivien Chan & Co, where she practises non-contentious, contentious and transactional IP 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.
Ms Koo is involved in many renowned international associations, including as chair of the Professional Development Committee of the International Trademark Association and the Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association. She is consistently named a Rising Star Lawyer in intellectual property by various publications.
Ms Koo is active among tech entrepreneur spheres. She was a Techstar mentor in London, serves on the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund for the Hong Kong government, an adviser for CapitaLand (Singapore)’s C31V corporate venture fund, and is on the Entrepreneurship Committee Advisory Group for Cyberport Hong Kong.
Ms Koo was a Prince Philip Scholar at the University of Cambridge and read law at Peterhouse, Cambridge. She has also obtained a master’s in real estate from the University of Hong Kong. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
|Chair of the Professional Development Committee||International Trademark Association (INTA)|
|Litigation Committee||International Bar Association (IBA)|
|Bulletin Committee||International Trademark Association (INTA)|
|Sub-committee||Action Committee against Narcotics|
|Sub-committee||Hong Kong Housing Authority Audit|
|Advisory Committee||Innovation and Technology Venture Fund|
|2013||Top Ten Women to Watch”, South China Morning Post|
|2013 Winner||IP Rising Star, Asia Women in Business Law Award (Winner)|
|2014-2016||Internet Committee member, International Trademark Association|
|2016-2018||Rising Star Lawyer in Intellectual Property, Asialaw Leading Lawyers|
|2018 Winner||Charities and Foundations Lawyer of the Year in China, Private Client Awards, Lawyer Monthly Magazine|
|2017-2019||Anti-counterfeiting Committee member, International Trademark Association|
|2019 Winner||Arbitration, Dispute Resolution & Mediation Lawyer, Women in Law Awards, Lawyer Monthly Magazine|
|2014-Present||Litigation Committee member, International Bar Association|
|2020-Present||Bulletin Committee Member, International Trademark Association|
|“Competitive Practices and Trademark Use in Adwords/Keywords”, Speaker of Novartis Cross-divisional Trademark Agents Workshop, INTA in Boston, May 2019|