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Mengyi Chen

Mengyi Chen

Senior Associate

Languages Chinese, English, Mandarin

Mengyi is a senior associate in the Intellectual Property group. 

Mengyi is a Hong Kong qualified lawyer who obtained her LLB and PCLL degrees at the University of Hong Kong. She is a native Mandarin and is fluent in English and Cantonese. 

Mengyi’s experience includes advising clients on a wide range of intellectual property matters including IP litigations, local and cross-border IP rights enforcement strategies and commercialising of IP rights.  She also has experience in arbitration and general commercial litigations involving contract disputes, employment, and trust.

She also has experience in advising on data privacy issue and general commercial issues in connection with digital economy.

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"Mengyi Chen is the very knowledgeable lawyer that you can always rely on to provide sound and practical advice on complex problems."

World Trademark Review, 2020

Relevant experience

Intellectual Property

  • A Chinese medicine pharmaceutical company in a number of trademark and passing-off litigations in Hong Kong.
  • A leading collectible toy company in various intellectual property protection and enforcement strategies over various jurisdictions in Asia, including Hong Kong and Mainland China, and on licensing and commercial agreements including agreements with major motion picture studios, artists and content owners.
  • A Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company in its enforcement of its patents in Hong Kong.
  • A US construction company in its patent infringement dispute against a Hong Kong listed construction company/supplier of major construction projects in Hong Kong.
  • An international toy company in its intellectual property protection and enforcement efforts in Hong Kong including product clearance involving parody of other luxurious brands and in its significant enquiry as to damages matter in which this client successfully appealed a Court of First Instance and Court of Appeal decision in the Court of Final Appeal. 
  • A Hong Kong listed Mainland-based electric vehicle manufacturer in a complex commercial claim in Hong Kong involving breach of directors’ fiduciary duties and various breaches of patent licensing agreement.
  • A major Mainland China smartphone manufacturer in defending a trade mark opposition filed by the well-known US smart phone manufacturer in Hong Kong.
  • A Korean gaming company in IP licensing and acquisition issue in acquiring UK online gaming asset.
  • A leading US biotechnology company in IP issues and conducting IP due diligence of acquiring a spin-off company established by leading professors from the Chinese University of Hong Kong regarding early-cancer detection technology
  •  UK listed pharmaceutical companies in a number of pharmaceutical companies in its licensing transactions with Mainland leading pharmaceutical companies
  • A leading consumer goods retail company in Hong Kong in a copyright infringement claim.
  • An established upcycling fashion brand on a trade mark dispute with a world famous apparel manufacture.
  • A premium eyewear retail group on various advertising, data privacy, commercial matters for the Group’s operation in Hong Kong.
  • A major Mainland China payment service provider in opposition proceedings against the well-known Mainland China payment service provider. 
  • An airport services company which is a leading airport lounge and transit hotel brand owner and operator, on various legal matters, including management and licence agreements, contentious matters relating to brands of its food outlets.
  • A Hong Kong major restaurant group on its licensing arrangement regarding operation of themed cafés. 

TMC

  • A global software development company on its accelerator program in Hong Kong, and assisted with drafting and advising on funding documentation and agreements relating to numerous start-up companies.
  • A digital media company on its establishment, funding and licensing matters.
  • Start-up digital asset companies on IP protection and commercial issues of companies developing and commercialisation of blockchain technology. 
  • A Hong Kong listed entertainment group on its IP audit of the group’s content library and advised client for IP issues regarding the live entertainment adaptation of its content, as well as various transactions involving licensing contents to major video sharing platforms and projects involving obtaining licences from content owners. 
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Education

  • 2011 – PCLL, The University of Hong Kong 
  • 2009 – LLB, The University of Hong Kong
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Expertise