Joe Simone

Joe Simone


Simone Intellectual Property Services (SIPS)

Hong Kong

25th Floor, 3 Lockhart Road, Wanchai

Hong Kong

Joe Simone

Areas of Expertise

Trademarks, Copyright, Enforcement


Joe Simone is a partner at SIPS. He has been working in the IP field in Greater China since 1988. He contributes regularly to research and advocacy initiatives focused on IP protection in China. He has been active in International Trademark Association (INTA) committee work since 1990, and recently received the INTA Service Award for the Advancement of Association Objectives. He was the founder of a task force within INTA’s Enforcement Committee INTA focused on bad faith trademark registration. In February 2020, he was appointed as the only American lawyer to serve in INTA’s China Global Advisory Council, which assists INTA leadership in setting its agenda for policy work in the PRC. He is a UDRP and CN-DRP arbitrator for WIPO and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre 


China trademark prosecution: Recent developments regarding bad faith filings

China trademark prosecuti...

Joe Simone and Chris Smith discuss the latest encouraging de...


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