Lawrence Wong

Director, International IP Enforcement at Eastman Chemical Company

Career goals

Create, design and deliver smart and practical solutions with foresight and insight.

Focus on the innovation and protection of intellectual property, to maximise the potential and reward from intellectual capital for technologies and brands.

Adopt an individualised approach to issues and people with an open mind.

Be a happy professional and a happy person.

Professional experience

Global responsibility for directing the company's IP enforcement strategies and actions – including criminal actions, civil lawsuits, investigations and capacity building.

Management of the full range of IP matters (except patent filings) in the Asia-Pacific region.

Support innovation of new technologies and new brands – creation and governance, with focus on service invention.

Formulation of corporate policies for competitive intelligence and information gathering and related legal review.

Internal capacity building programmes for IP issues, such as the protection of confidential information, innovation and competitive intelligence.

Corporate career history

2010 to present – director, international IP enforcement, Eastman Chemical Company.

2008 to 2010 – IP counsel, North Asia, Diageo.

2006 to 2008 – senior brand protection manager, Unilever.

2001 to 2004 – solicitor, Johnson Stokes and Master.

1996 to 2001 – solicitor, Deacons.


Postgraduate certificate in laws – 1996, University of Hong Kong.

Bachelor of laws – 1995, University of Hong Kong.


English, Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).

Professional associations

  • INTA
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Law Society of Hong Kong
  • QBPC
  • SCCA


  • Industrial goods

Firm details

Eastman Chemical Company

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