Ms Winnie Tam, SC,
Former-Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Bar Association
Senior Counsel, admitted as a barrister in Hong Kong (1984) and U.K. (Middle Temple) (1988), and to the Inner Bar of Hong Kong (2006). She graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1983 with an LL.B. (Hons) degree, obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws in 1984, and was admitted to the Hong Kong Bar the same year. Between 1987 and 1988, she pursued specialised training in London both in the University College, London and the Chambers of Thomas Blanco-White Q.C. now called "8 New Square", the largest set of Intellectual Property barristers' chambers in London. Upon the completion of her year-long training, she was admitted as a non-resident member of the Chambers which are now situated in 8 New Square, Lincoln's Inn.
Upon her return to Hong Kong in 1988 to commence her specialised practice, she has advised and represented major corporations and institutions holding intellectual property rights, including in the manufacturing, music, film, broadcasting, fashion, jewellery, advertising, computer, publishing, food and beverage, construction, pharmaceutical, character merchandising and hi-tech industries. She has conducted local and regional litigation on patents, trade marks, trade names, copyright, designs, and trade secrets and has advised regularly on regional strategy and planning on the exploitation and protection of intellectual property rights.
Since 2010, she has from time to time been invited to serve as a Deputy High Court Judge. After serving as Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Bar Association for 3 consecutive years, Ms Tam now continues her service as a member of the Bar Council. She has been invited to give lectures on various subjects in intellectual property law both in Hong Kong and China.