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Edward Chatterton

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Intellectual Property


Edward is a Partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology team based in Hong Kong. Edward's expertise lies in the field of intellectual property. Trained in London, Edward practised for many years in the UK before relocating to Hong Kong. Edward specialises in providing litigation and transactional intellectual property advice to companies in a diverse range of industries. His practice has a particular focus on patent litigation and dispute resolution. Edward has a post graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law & Practice from the University of Bristol. This Diploma is the UK's leading graduate diploma for practitioners wishing to specialise in intellectual property litigation generally and patent litigation in particular.


2010-present - DLA Piper, Hong Kong; 2000-2010 - DLA Piper, UK; 1997-2000 - Carter-Ruck, London




Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales; Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong


University of Leeds, LLB (Hons); Nottingham Law School, LPC (Commendation); University of Bristol, Diploma in Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Hong Kong

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Often working very closely with practitioners on the ground in mainland China, as well as forming part of the firm's wide-ranging capabilities across Europe, North America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, DLA Piper's one-partner Hong Kong team excels at maintaining, protecting and commercialising the IPR of major international brands from a range of sectors including sports, technology and telecoms. Team head Edward Chatterton continues to provide ongoing advice to McDonald's across a range of IP matters related to the exploitation of its brand in China, and is also representing the Football Association Premier League as it seeks to clamp down on illegal feeds of Premier League content. Of counsel Elizabeth Wong is noted for acting for multinational corporates on transactional and commercial IP work including advice relating to license and franchise agreements.

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