Douglas Clark

Barrister

Mr. Clark is a barrister (and former solicitor) practising in Hong Kong. His practice focuses primarily on intellectual property and related areas.  From September 2016, he has been appointed an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong to teach the IP LLM course. Mr. Clark is General Editor and a co-author ofIntellectual Property Rights: Hong Kong SAR and the People’s Republic of China and author of Patent Litigation in China. He has also published a history of British and American extraterritoriality in China, Gunboat Justice

Hong Kong has been slowly moving towards greater equality at the higher levels of the judiciary with the appointement last year of Beverly McLachlin and Brenda Hale as Non-Permanent Judges of the...
18 July 2019
On 6 May 2019, new Practice Direction 22.1 took effect creating an Intellectual Property (“IP”) Specialist List. The key feature of the new list is that all interlocutory applications and trials in...
11 July 2019
The British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, the Isle of Man. The names are all familiar to any lawyer who has practiced in Hong Kong for any length of time. Corporate lawyers use offshore...
17 June 2019
There are a number of cases which are very well known for the important legal principles that they have decided but often the backstory is forgotten. This month we look at some trivia from some of...
20 March 2019
Law students (and often lawyers) are often puzzled by the many initials used to describe judge’s and other legal professionals. This month’s quiz tests readers knowledge of some of the initials that...
20 February 2019
The United States Supreme Court has been in the news in the past months. This quiz test readers’ knowledge of the institution. 1. The US Supreme Court was established in which year? A. 1776...
5 October 2018
Rounding out our foray into law and show business, this time we return to cases where celebrities have been before the courts, this time outside of Hong Kong. 1. Panayiotou v Sony Music...
6 August 2018
This quiz we continue to delve into the world of fiction (and, perhaps, fantasy) where lawyers are all attractive and always seem to win their cases - often because they are untroubled by pesky...
14 June 2018
This month, our questions concern perhaps the most famous fictional lawyer of the common law world, Horace Rumpole. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister-at-Law. Suggestions...
12 April 2018
This month, we return to esoterica about members of Hong Kong’s legal community. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister-at-Law. Suggestions for questions to appear in next...
9 March 2018
This month, we focus on Hong Kong celebrities and artistes who have found themselves before the Hong Kong courts for a variety of reasons. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark,...
8 January 2018
This year’s Christmas quiz, as for previous years, is to match names to photos. This year we feature famous female judges and jurists from Hong Kong and abroad. The questions have been prepared by...
12 December 2017
This month, we focus on current and historical borders and other geographical oddities. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister-at-Law. Suggestions for questions to appear in...
9 November 2017
The recently published textbook Annotated Leading Patent Cases in Major Asian Jurisdictions is a useful and, for the most past, concise review of major patent cases around Asia, written by...
6 October 2017
This month, we test readers’ knowledge of the Basic Law.. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister-at-Law. Suggestions for questions to appear in next month’s journal are most...
6 October 2017
Hong Kong has a bilingual legal system. But, in fact, remnants of a third language, Latin, can still be heard in the courts and can find their way into judgments and submissions. This month, we test...
8 September 2017
This month, we focus on the prosecution of criminal offences in Hong Kong and some of the colourful prosecutors who have appeared before the courts. The questions have been prepared by Douglas...
10 August 2017
This month, we focus on one of Hong Kong’s most important legal institutions, the jury. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister. Suggestions for questions to appear in next...
7 July 2017
This month, we return to some questions about our courts and some Hong Kong legal trivia. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister. Suggestions for questions to appear in next...
9 June 2017
This month’s questions focus on legal vacations and holidays. The questions have been prepared by Douglas Clark, Barrister. Suggestions for questions to appear in next month’s journal are most...
8 May 2017
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