Our Lawyers

Bernadette C. Y. LEE Assistant Solicitor
Bernadette began her legal career as a China trade mark agent in 1991. Since then, she has been working extensively in various aspects of trade mark protection matters, including registration-related matters, well-known mark protection, infringement investigation, enforcement and litigation, and customs recordal.
 
Her practice primarily focuses on Hong Kong and PRC contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters, including clearance search, registration, refusal/review/appeal, opposition, invalidation and enforcement against infringement. 
 
Bernadette’s other areas of practice involve commercial works, including licensing, franchising and civil litigation.
 
She has good command of both English and Chinese and is fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua.
 
 
EDUCATION AND LEGAL QUALIFICATIONS:
 
◊  Bachelor of Science in Communication (Telecommunications), Ohio University, USA, 1993
◊  Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney, Australia, 1996
◊ Solicitor & Barrister of the Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1997
◊ Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales,  Australia, 1997
◊ Master of Laws (Intellectual Property Law), George Washington University, USA, 1998 
◊  Bachelor of Laws (PRC Law), Tsinghua University, PRC, 2003
◊  Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, USA, 2007
◊  Member of the New York State Bar Association, USA, 2007
◊  Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, University of Hong Kong, 2007
◊  Solicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong, 2010
◊  Member of the Law Society of Hong Kong, 2010