A firm to watch is Vivien Chan & Co, an IP specialist firm with 50 fee earners spanning Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Hong Kong is the team's headquarters and often coordinates work that overlaps with China. Clients include New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Land Rover and GPX Tire. Possessing all-round IP capabilities, the Hong Kong practice is known for its strength in patent work. The team continues to expand with the addition of Edwin Siew and Jack Chee in 2012.
Firm head Vivien Chan and Owen Tse are acting on behalf of New Horizons Computer Learning Center in a civil matter to regain its client's market in Hong Kong. The sub-franchisee of New Horizons was in breach of the franchise agreement but continued to use the name to conduct similar business after termination of the agreement. The team managed to stop the infringer from continuing use of the franchise name and IP rights, obtaining a permanent injunction against the sub-franchisee to halt the infringing acts. The team also reclaimed the domain name that was similar to the franchisor. The result enabled the client to regain the Hong Kong market for its franchise business.