Horace Lam

Partner at DLA Piper

Horace Lam

Horace Lam

Partner at DLA Piper

Biography

Horace Lam is the Managing Partner of DLA Piper's Beijing office, and Co-head of the Intellectual Property and Technology (IPT) group in Asia. He leads a strong team of dedicated IP lawyers with full Greater China coverage across Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, and throughout Asia.

Horace advises multinational companies on all types of IP issues in China, and regularly assists Fortune 500 companies in developing and executing their IP strategies tailored to their Asian business. He has extensive experience advising on complex IP matters, including pan-Asia brand protection strategies, cross-border IP litigations, infringement and enforcement, multi-jurisdictional technology and know-how transfer and licensing matters, and complex IP structuring and transactions.

Horace has managed numerous IP disputes in China and other parts of Asia, including licensing, trademark, copyright, patent, confidential information, trade secrets and design rights matters. Horace also advises clients on IP issues relating to R&D collaborations including technology and know-how licensing and transfer, and inventor remuneration issues.

The WTR1000 (The Guide to the World’s Leading Trademark Professionals) hails Horace as having a “total command of the practice area” with an “excellent reputation”, "steeped in regional knowledge" and a "clear-thinking strategist”. Horace is recognised as an "extremely smart and professional" lawyer who "provides creative solutions with a thoughtful and strategic understanding of the market", and a client oriented approach that "always looks out for the best interests" of patrons.

Horace's IP experience extends across a number of key sectors, including consumer products, luxury goods, hospitality, aerospace, automobiles, tobacco, spirits and beverages, oil and gas, high-technology, computer and software products, and telecommunications.

Horace is the former Chair of the China Sub-committee, Anti-Counterfeiting and Enforcement Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA). He is a member of INTA, and he regularly contributes to publications on the developments of IP law.

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Education
LL.B.

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is an Australian public university. Established in 1949, it is ranked among the top 60 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings. It has more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries. The main UNSW campus is located on a 38 hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other campuses are the College of Fine Arts in Paddington, UNSW@ADFA, the University College at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, and sub-campuses at Randwick and Coogee in Sydney, as well as research stations around NSW. UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australian research-intensive universities, and of the international network Universitas 21. UNSW graduates hold more chief executive positions of ASX 200 listed companies than those of any other university in Australia.

Memberships
Member
Current

The International Trademark Association (INTA) is a global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce. The not-for-profit Association was founded in 1878 by 17 merchants and manufacturers who saw a need for an organization “to protect and promote the rights of trademark owners, to secure useful legislation and to give aid and encouragement to all efforts for the advancement and observance of trademark rights.” Today, more than 6,000 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries make INTA a powerful network of powerful brands. Members of INTA find true value in the Association’s global trademark research, policy development and education and training. Headquartered in New York City, INTA also has offices in Shanghai, Brussels and Washington DC and representatives in Geneva and Mumbai.

Career History
Partner
2013 - Current

DLA Piper provides legal services covering a broad range practice areas. It was created in 2005 by the merger of DLA, Piper Rudnick and Gray Cary, followed by growth in the CIS, Germany, Spain, Asia, the Middle East and US markets. Core practices include Litigation and Arbitration, Corporate and Finance, Real Estate and Real Estate Capital Markets, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Intellectual Property and Technology, Employment and Tax

Partner
Prior - 2013

Jones Day LP provides legal services. The company's practice areas include banking and finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, government regulations, tax, financial institutions litigation and regulation, business restructuring, and private equity. It offers services to the airlines, aviation, automotive, construction, energy, healthcare, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals and telecommunication industries. Jones Day was founded in March 1893 by Edwin J. Blandin and William Lowe Rice and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

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The Hut Group Ltd. purchases Beauty Trend Holding GmbH from Access Industries, Inc. - New York, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Adviser GmbH, Rocket Internet, Kinnevik New Ventures AB

Awards & Honors
Admitted as a Solicitor in the High Court of Hong Kong
Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
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Horace Lam is affiliated with DLA Piper, Jones Day

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