C.K. Kwong, JP

C.K. Kwong, JP

Academic Qualifications
• Bachelor of Laws (University of Hong Kong with Honours)
• Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London first)

Professional Qualificatios
• Solicitor of Hong Kong (1979), England (1983), Victoria, Australia (1984) and Singapore (1989)* [*qualified, non-practicing]
• Notary Public
• Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London
• Fellow of the CIArb and Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators (HKIArb)
• Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (“CEDR”) accredited Mediator
• Oversea Member of the Institute of Trade Mark Agents (London)
• Listed Arbitrator, Panelist on the panels of Adjudicator, Arbitrator for Intellectual Property and Domain Name Dispute Resolution of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)

Government Appointments
• Justice of the Peace
• Member of the Panel of the Inland Revenue Board of Review 2004 to 2006
• Member of the Administrative Appeals Board of the Hong Kong SAR (2000-2006)
• Deputy Chairman of Copyright Tribunal of the Hong Kong SAR (1999/2005)
• Member of Steering Committee on Review of IP Issues in the Innovation & Technologies Sector (since 2010)
• Member of Advisory Committee on Patent System Reform (since 2011) and Convenor of its Working Group on Interim Measures
• Member of Working Group on Intellectual Property Trading (since Mar 2013) and Convenor of its sub-group on IP Arbitration and Mediation responsible for proposing Hong Kong’s Arbitration Amendment Ordinance 2017
• Member of the Steering Committee on Mediation, Vice-Chairperson of the Regulatory Framework and Accreditation Sub-committee and Special Committee on Evaluative Mediation set up by Department of Justice
• Board of Directors of Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI)

Other Credentials
• World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) appointed (1) Neutral for Arbitration & Mediation and Domain Name Panelist and (2) Panelist on the Roster of Panelist for the Legal Rights Objections (LRO) under ICANN’s New gTLD Program
• Advisory Committee Member (2015 – present) / International President (2012-2015) / Senior Vice President (2006-2012) / Chairman of the Workshop Group (2003-2012) (now APAA Academy)/ Vice President (2003-2012) of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (“APAA”) and President (1997-2003) of the APAA Hong Kong Group
• Council Member of the Hong Kong Society of Notaries
• Speaker at international conferences including those of the APAA, Japanese Customs Intellectual Property Information Centre (CIPIC), Symposiums on Intellectual Property in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau
• Author of various articles published in the APAA news, CIPIC journals, World Trade Mark Reporter and other reports
• Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors
• Vice President/Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators

Main Areas of Practice
• Intellectual properties (registration, licensing and enforcement of patent, design, copyright and trade mark) and injunction proceedings
• Arbitration
• Mediation
• Banking
• public and private corporate transactions
• China projects
• Complex commercial litigation

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