Mary is a Principal and Global Head of Formalities based in the Hong Kong office.
Before joining Rouse, Mary worked in the IP departments of two well-known Hong Kong firms. Her roles involved Hong Kong and foreign trade marks and designs prosecution. Subsequently she was given the opportunity to extend her practice and acquired experience in patent prosecution in Hong Kong.
At Rouse, Mary took on the role as North Asia Coordinating Agent (COA) for a multi national client for over 7 years. She later became head of Global Formalities where she develops and improves internal operations to increase efficiencies for Rouse’s clients. Becoming a Coordinating Agent (COA) while at Rouse, she used that experience to take a more commercial approach, understanding clients’ internal challenges and tackling issues practically with the business in mind.
In addition, Mary has wide ranging experience designing and implementing global portfolio management, enforcement, and brand protection programmes for multi-national corporations.
While based in Hong Kong, Mary has also spent time in Rouse’s China, Vietnam and Thailand offices where she helped to develop and implement cost efficient ways of working by standardising processes, restructuring teams, sharing best practices and training.
LLB (Hons), London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Mary is passionate about photography, specialising in events and travel. She also likes sports including running half marathons, paddling and tennis amongst other things, she also has a talent for baking.