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Karen Fong

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Keystone Law

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Intellectual property and Commercial lawyer


Karen is a specialist intellectual property (IP) and commercial lawyer with an abundance of international experience. She is recognised as a leading practitioner by various legal directories and has practised in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Karen has advised well-known international IP owners as well as start-ups and creative individuals on all aspects of business issues which involve the protection and exploitation of IP rights in the UK and internationally in a broad range of industries. She has particular expertise in the fashion and beauty, technology, food and beverage and media sectors. Her non-contentious practice includes work from brand management and protection, product development, IP audits, licensing and sponsorship, to IP elements of business sale and purchase and other exploitation of IP rights. She also provides bespoke IP training to clients.

In addition to her non-contentious work, Karen is highly experienced in conducting litigation dealing with disputes at all court levels in the UK, particularly those involving trade marks, copyright, designs, database rights, confidentiality and trade secrets. She has built up considerable experience in the IP Enterprise Court (IPEC) and also advising and managing international disputes on behalf of clients.


2018 Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor
2015-2018 Collyer Bristow | Partner, Head of Brands and Retail
2004-2015 Rouse Legal and Rouse & Co International Ltd, London | Consultant then Partner then Managing Partner then Global Compliance Standard and Ethics Partner
2002-2003 Dawsons, London | Senior Associate
2000-2002 Denton Wilde Sapte, Hong Kong | Consultant
1996-1999 Willoughby & Partners and Rouse & Co International Ltd, London | Associate then Partner
1994-1995 Barlow Lyde & Gilbert, Hong Kong |Solicitor/Associate
1993-1994 McKenna & Co, Hong Kong | Foreign Legal Consultant
1987-1991 Drew & Napier, Singapore | Pupil then Advocate and Associate
2018 Appointed as Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) panelist
2017 Appointed as Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution (ADNDRC) panelist
2010 Appointed as World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) panelist
2004 CEDR Accredited Mediator
1994 Admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong
1994 Admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
1989 Admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Singapore


Karen is a domain name panelist for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), and is accredited as a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR).

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Keystone Law‘s team benefits from ‘a great roster of talent’ and provides ‘responsive, cost-effective advice and robust litigation support and execution‘; the group's expertise spans a range of disputes, non-contentious matters and transactions. Anthony Misquitta is a name to note for SME companies and software, technology, fashion, media and entertainment sector clients, while Jeremy Schrire is highlighted for his commercial IP expertise. The team has been bolstered by the arrival of the ‘outstandingRebecca Halford-Harrison, who focuses on patent litigation for chemical industry clients, and ‘absolutely excellent‘ trade mark specialist Karen Fong; they joined from Kemp Little LLP and Collyer Bristow LLP respectively.

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