Charlie Liu


Contact information:

Visiting address:

Suite 1411, 14/F Leighton Centre
77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay Hong Kong

Extended profile

Charlie has been advising clients on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights for over 15 years. His practice focuses on trademark portfolio management including searches, applications, oppositions, reviews and administrative appeals in the PRC. He assists MNCs and leading local companies from diverse industry sectors such as luxury brands, sportswear, automobile, pharmaceutical, media, wholesale and retail and eSports in enforcing trademark rights through customs, administrative and court actions.

Charlie advises clients on various aspects of intellectual property laws including acquisition, transfer and licensing of intellectual property rights, customs recordals, assignment and licensing agreements, domain name registration and ownership disputes, and infringement of intellectual property rights.

Practice areas

  • Agreements
  • Copyright
  • Analyses & searches
  • Internet law & domain names
  • IP due diligence
  • IP transactions & licensing
  • IP Strategy
  • Renewals
  • Trademarks

Industry expertise

  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Energy, gas, oil & power
  • Food & beverage
  • Software & IT
  • Media & entertainment
  • Pharma
  • Telecom
  • Franchising

Prior experience

Charlie was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2003. Before joining AWA Asia, he was partner at a local tier one firm and before that served as an in-house counsel at a leading Hong Kong telecommunication group, primarily for its media business.


  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin)


  • PCLL, City University of Hong Kong
  • LL.B (Hons), City University of Hong Kong