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Rosita Li

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Mayer Brown

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Intellectual Property and Technology.


Rosita Li is a partner of Mayer Brown. She joined Mayer Brown (formerly known as Johnson Stokes & Master and then JSM) in 1992.

Rosita has 26 years of experience dealing with both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and information technology matters in Hong Kong and the PRC. She handles the full spectrum of intellectual property work from litigation to licensing and portfolio management, advising clients on their trademark portfolio; enforcement actions; applications for interlocutory injunctions; filing criminal complaints with the Hong Kong Customs; trade mark oppositions; domain name disputes; and drafting and advising on commercial agreements.

Rosita has presented a number of internal and external presentations on intellectual property, covering topics on Introduction to Intellectual Property (Trade Marks, Copyright, Patents, Trade Secrets), Music Copyright in Hong Kong, Copyright Licensing, Anton Piller Injunctions, Tackling Shadow Companies, and Conduct Proceedings under Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, to name just a few. She has been recognised as a leading individual in the Intellectual Property field by Chambers Asia Pacific (2011-2018). She is also a Recommended Lawyer in Intellectual Property according to Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2015, 2016) and ranked in Intellectual Property (International Firms) in China by Chambers Global (2015-2018).

Rosita is the Vice-Chairman of the Licensing Executives Society China, Hong Kong Sub-Chapter and is also a member of APAA (Hong Kong group) and INTA.

She speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin.


Admitted in England and Wales and Hong Kong.


English, Cantonese and Mandarin.


The College of Law, Guildford; The University of Manchester, LLB

China: Intellectual property

Intellectual property: foreign firms

Within: Intellectual property: foreign firms

Mayer Brown stands out for its strong IP dispute practice and is particularly experienced in representing Chinese clients in International Trade Commission (ITC) litigation in the US. It also handles a steady stream of copyright licensing, trade mark and domain name disputes. Led by Hong Kong-based Gabriela Kennedy, the four-partner team also includes the highly recommended Rosita Li and Benjamin Choi. Kennedy recently acted for Alibaba in several trade mark and domain name disputes and is representing Nautilus, a fitness equipment company in its China anti-counterfeiting strategy and its design patent infringement case. Other clients include Adidas, Hang Seng Bank, LVMH Fashion Group and  Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

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Hong Kong

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The 'very knowledgeable' three-partner team at Mayer Brown provides 'practical advice' to an impressive roster of international clients including Alibaba, Adobe, AIG and Jack Daniel's across the gamut of contentious and non-contentious matters. 'Very experienced' team head Gabriela Kennedy has 'excellent all-round knowledge' and has been particularly busy of late representing numerous luxury brands, including LVMH Fashion Group and Alexandre de Paris, on their heightened efforts to tackle trade mark infringers and counterfeit goods. Kennedy is also a crucial part of the firm's 'very impressive trade mark prosecution and brand management practice', and is advising Hong Kong's largest telecoms operator, PCCW, on all aspects relating to its global branding strategies, portfolio management and IP enforcement actions. As part of her wide-ranging IP practice, which includes contentious and non-contentious work, Rosita Li advises on the commercialisation of IP, including a significant volume of IP licensing matters. Counsel Amita Haylock, who is well-known in the market for handling IP and TMT-related disputes, is 'excellent'. Benjamin Choi moved to Deacons in September 2019.

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