C.K. Kwong, JP

C.K. Kwong, JP
President, HKIArb

C. K. Kwong JP (Justice of the Peace) is a Senior Partner of SFKS CK Kwong, Solicitors. He is an International Past President of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA). His practice covers intellectual property (registration, licensing and enforcement of patent, design, copyright and trademark) and injunction proceedings, arbitration, mediation, public and private corporate transactions, China projects and complex commercial litigation.

Mr. Kwong is a Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb London), a WIPO appointed Neutral and Domain Name Panelist and Panelist for the Legal Rights Objections (LRO) under ICANN’s New gTLD Program, Centre for Efficient Dispute Resolution (CEDR) Accredited Mediator, a Notary Public and a solicitor of Hong Kong, Australia (Victoria), England and Singapore. He is on the Panel of Arbitrators for Intellectual Property and Adjudicators, and Listed Arbitrator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).

He was a member of the Hong Kong Government Advisory Committee on Patent System Reform and Convenor of its Working Group on Interim Measures, member of the Working Group on Intellectual Property Trading and Convenor of its sub-group on IP Arbitration and Mediation. He is also a member of the Steering Committee on Mediation, Vice Chairman of its Regulatory Framework and Accreditation Sub-committee and Special Committee on Evaluative Mediation set up by the Department of Justice. He proposed the idea of legislative guidance on arbitrability of IP rights which was accepted by the Government and now provided for in the Arbitration (Amendment) Ordinance 2017. He is also a director of Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI) and member of the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund (ITVF) Advisory Committee.

Mr. Kwong was Deputy Chairman of the Copyright Tribunal, member of the Administrative Appeals Board, Member of the Panel of the Inland Revenue Board of Review, Member of Steering Committee on Review of IP Issues in the Innovation & Technologies Sector. Mr. Kwong has been named a Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property by Asia Law.

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