William Tse is listed as a Leading Junior in the Legal 500 (2021) for Intellectual Property and Competition for barristers in Hong Kong.

William successfully represented the licensing body for Sony, Warner and Universal in Neway Music Ltd v Hong Kong Karaoke Licensing Alliance Ltd (CT 2/2010) (led by Andrew Liao S.C. and with Norman Hui) before the Copyright Tribunal in confirming the reasonableness of the licence fees charged under the karaoke music videos licensing scheme.  The decision handed down on 23 December 2019 is the first ever substantive decision by the Copyright Tribunal since its establishment in December 1997.

William’s trademark experience includes successfully acted for the respondent in Monster Energy Company v洪嘉珮 [2020] HKCFI 561, the first trademark appeal since the creation of an IP Specialist List in 2019.

Patent highlights include acting for the Defendants in Dyson Technology Ltd & Anor v German Pool Group Ltd & Ors HCA 838/2011 (led by Andrew Liao S.C.) in an inquiry as to damages arising from groundless threats of proceedings for patent infringement and injunction granted against the Defendants.

In respect of competition law, William is currently acting in Taching Petroleum Company Ltd v Meyer Aluminium Ltd (CTA 1/2018) and Shell v Meyer Aluminium Ltd (CTA 2/2018), the first two private actions commenced before the Hong Kong Competition Tribunal. He also acted in the alleged textbook cartel case of Competition Commission v T.H. Lee Book Company Limited & Ors (CTEA 2/2020). Besides competition litigation, William is presently advising on matters involving investigation brought by the Competition Commission. He is an editor of KnowCompetition™, a Hong Kong competition law blog founded in 2020.

William accepts instructions in accordance with the Code of Conduct of the Hong Kong Bar Association. Should you wish to instruct William, he would be delighted to discuss your requirements and can be reached on email at wt@wsctse.com or by telephone on +852 2530 0430.

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