Lawrence Yeung

Lawrence Yeung

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Principal Areas of Practice


1994        LLB, Taiwan University

1999        LLM, Peking University

1999        Diploma in Criminal Justice, HKU SPACE

2004        PCLL, City University of Hong Kong

2009        LLB, Manchester Metropolitan University

2009        PhD in Laws, China University of Political Science and Law



2006        Solicitor, Hong Kong

2012        Civil Celebrant of Marriages



Lawrence Yeung has been focusing on IP for more than 15 years. Before joining ONC Lawyers, he was a Managing Associate in the IP practice of an international law firm.

Lawrence’s niche areas of practice include intellectual property (IP) portfolio, IP asset management, worldwide IP protection strategies, copyright, patent (PCT) filings, trademark and licensing, domain names, design protection and enforcement / litigation in China and Hong Kong. He also advises on geographical indications and certification trademark applications.

Lawrence has rendered substantial IP advice to several Fortune 500 companies. His  had coordinated a successful raid action for a well-known Japanese electric manufacturer against a trademark infringer in China; another one coordinated with Hong Kong Customs against two karaoke chain stores in Hong Kong for infringing works; and assisted in handling a pre-eminent US based food and beverage manufacturer’s trademark portfolio in Asia. He currently manages a Hong Kong tobacco manufacturer’s worldwide IP portfolio and two leading Hong Kong real estate agents’ trademark portfolios.

Lawrence is also a visiting lecturer and script marker at the University of Hong Kong (SPACE), which augments his practical experience and enables him to stay ahead of the latest IP developments.


Professional Affiliations

·           Mediator, Guangxi International Civil and Commercial Mediation Center, 2023 – present

·           Member, Assessment Panel of Social Workers Registration Board, 2020 – present

·           Advisor of IP Consultation Service for Hong Kong SMEs, the Intellectual Property Department of Hong Kong , 2018 – present

·           Member, Greater China Legal Affair Committee, Law Society of Hong Kong

·           Member, Intellectual Property Law Committee, Law Society of Hong Kong, 2021

·           Accredited Mediator, 2016

·           Visiting Lecturer, ICB, The University of Hong Kong (SPACE), 2018 – present

·           Part-time Tutor, The Open University of Hong Kong, 2004 - 2018

·           Honorary Legal Advisor, Taiwan Business Association, 2014

·           Honorary Legal Advisor, Professional Dermatoglyphic Analysts Association, 2014


Speaking Engagements

·           “Great Bay Area and Intellectual Property”, The Law Society of Hong Kong, January 2021

·           “IP tips for start-ups” in the field of social enterprise”, Hong Kong Social Enterprise Challenge, May 2020

·           “New Patent System in Hong Kong”, Intellectual Property Department of Hong Kong, October 2019

·           “Copyrights and Ownership”, Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management Corporate Training, August 2019

·           “Hong Kong IP System”, Vocational Training Council, September 2018

·           “Hong Kong IP System and Enforcement”, Vocational Training Council, November 2017

·           “IP Strategies for International Business”, ONC Lawyers, May 2017

·           “The Importance of Proactive Approach - Intellectual Protection”, Nanjing Hong Kong Legal Services Forum, Department of Justice, Hong Kong, November 2016

·           “The Importance of Intellectual Property Protection in Manufacturing Industries”, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, October 2013

·           “PRC Trademark Law – Application and Protection”, The China Law Society of the Student Society of the Open University of Hong Kong, March 2008


Overseas Speaking Engagements

·           Training Lecture for Trainee Lawyers, Guangzhou, May 2019 and November 2018

·           “Intellectual Property and Legal Protection System”, Shenzhen, May 2019

·           “Manage Your Risk in International Trade’, HKTDC, Shanghai, November 2018

·           “Risk Management Education (Litigation)”, The Law Society of Hong Kong and Guangzhou Bar Association, Guangzhou, December 2017 

·           “The Importance of IP Due Diligence and its Risks”, The ZZH Legal Forum on Outbound Investment, Chongqing Government and Zhonghao Law Firm, Chongqing, November 2017

·           “Risks and Protocols of International Trade”, Liaoning Federation of Industry and Commerce and Panjin City Federation of Industry and Commerce,  Liaoning, October 2017

·           “Clients and Risk Management”, the Law Society of Hong Kong, Taiwan, September 2017

·           “The Importance of Early Stage IP Due Diligence and Respective Risks”, The Law Society of Hong Kong, Chongqing and Chengdu, June 2017

·           “Going-out” and “IP”, Shenyang Hong Kong Legal Services Forum, March 2016

·           “Intellectual Property Management”, Beijing, September 2015

·           “Protecting IP Rights in China”, Taiwan Business Association, August 2013

·           “IP Protection and Transaction”, Xi’an Hong Kong Legal Services, January 2007



·           Author, ‘Hong Kong Intellectual Property Law 2019 Review’, LexisNexis, April 2020

·           Co-author, ‘Intellectual Property Practical Patent Guidance’ (14 Chapters), LexisNexis, March 2020

·           Co-author, ‘Intellectual Property Practical Trademark Guidance’ (14 Chapters), LexisNexis, December 2019

·           Editor, ‘Business Environment and Intellectual Property’, Cross-Strait Legal Forum, August 2019

·           Editor, A Practical Guide to Intellectual Property (Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese versions), ONC Lawyers, 2019

·           Editor, A Practical Guide to Intellectual Property (English version), ONC Lawyers, May 2018

·           Co-author, ‘Beijing Higher People’s Court considers evidence of use in non-use cancellation actions’, World Trademark Review, April 2015

·           Author, Police and Human Rights Protection in Hong Kong, November 2013

·           Co-author, ‘Supreme People's Court decision highlights importance of trademark registration’, World Trademark Review, November 2012

·           Author, ‘Study on Prevention and Recognition Mechanism in relation to Confession Statements in Hong Kong SAR’, Procedural Law Review, Law Press, China, March 2006

·           Author, ‘Human Dignity and Treatments to Suspects’, the 5th China Lawyer Forum, October 2005


Featured Stories

Dr Lawrence Yeung was interviewed by Mingpao on copyright issues of NFT

Mingpao News: Dr Lawrence Yeung was interviewed by Mingpao on copyright issues of NFT, which was published in Jan 2022

Lawrence Yeung was interviewed by the TVB programme Future Scope on the future of copyright development

TVB programme: Future Scope - Future of Copyright Development in light of Technology Advancement


Dr Lawrence Yeung talked about intellectual property rights in Metro Radio HK

Metro Radio HK’s programme: 我的事務所 - Intellectual Property Rights

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