Charles David WILKINSON [1861-1942]
Mr Wilkinson was a keen sailor and a member of the Hong Kong Corinthian Sailing Club. Professionally he was involved in maritime cases and co-authored the book “Navigation of Ships in Fog”. Patent and trademark law practice in the Far East region was also a major area of his practice. In 1907, he published a book entitled “History and Law of Trademarks in Hong Kong”. This book was well received and a second edition of the book was published. Intellectual Property has therefore always been a very important part of the firm’s practice and this, of course, continues to this day. We pride ourselves on working closely with many multinational and local corporations, the Government of HKSAR, major institutions and universities in relation to their intellectual property matters.
Mr Wilkinson made significant contributions to The Law Society of Hong Kong. He was one of the subscribers to the Memorandum of Association when the society was incorporated in 1907. When the Law Society celebrated its centenary in 2007, special tribute was paid to Mr. Wilkinson as being one of the seven lawyers who met with the then Governor of Hong Kong to request for the incorporation of The Law Society of Hong Kong.
His death is noted on Carl Smith Card #152823