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Ruby Chan

Baker & McKenzie

Practice Focus

Ruby regularly advises on brand protection, trademark application, prosecutions and registration, name clearance and IP acquisitions. She has extensive experience in commercial IP matters and has been involved in a number of contentious IP matters. She has acted for clients from around the world across a wide spectrum of industries.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising local and multinational clients on management and protection of their global or regional trademark portfolios.
  • Coordinating regional or global brand clearance, providing risk analysis and advising on name clearance.
  • Advising on strategic filing programs.
  • Drafting and advising on commercial agreements, including IP assignment, licensing and distributorship agreements.
  • Advising on implementation of brand protection strategies across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Handling shadow companies, trademark oppositions and cancellations, and negotiating settlement agreements.

Professional Honors

  • Leading Individual (Intellectual Property, Hong Kong) - Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2016-2022)
  • Baker McKenzie Fluency Award (2015) for advising the Yuexiu Group on IP aspects of the acquisition of Chong Hing Bank. The deal won FinanceAsia's "Achievement Awards - Best FIG Deal” and The Asset's "Best Deals - Most Innovative Deal” award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Asian Patent Attorney Association - Member
  • Hong Kong Institute of Trade Mark Practitioners - Member
  • Law Society of Hong Kong - Member
  • INTA - India Project 2012 - Co-Chair


  • Hong Kong (1999)


  • The University of Hong Kong (P.C.LL.) (1997)
  • The University of Hong Kong (LL.B., Honors) (1996)


  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin
Host, Roundtable for International Trademark Association, December 2012