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[1] For more information on different methods of executing a judgment or surcharge against assets in Hong Kong, see our other article “How can I get your money back? Asset preservation in Hong Kong” at If questions arise under the licensing agreement, the licensee will often refuse to provide his books and documents for the licensee`s inspection – to prevent the donor from receiving evidence of any claims. If more serious offences are committed, communication between the parties may even completely fail. Parties to these IP licensing agreements increasingly prefer international arbitration (unlike traditional court proceedings) as the primary mechanism for resolving disputes, as arbitration has the advantages of confidentiality, flexibility and purpose. In response, Hong Kong accepted this additional influx of IP arbitrations by amending its arbitration regulations (Cap. 609). The new amendment to the arbitration regulation formally specifies that disputes relating to intellectual property rights, including, but not limited, disputes relating to Diesetz, violation, validity, are arbiters under Hong Kong law. The non-payment of outstanding licence fees is one of the main grounds for litigation. In addition to non-payment, the dispute on the basis of the calculation of royalties payable is also a recurring topic. Therefore, the parties should clearly define the following basic conditions for calculating royalties in the licensing agreement in order to minimize disputes: this article describes common disputes arising from IP licensing agreements and the legal actions available in the event of infringement. Careful planning and detailed development provide the best protection for parties to an IP licensing agreement. In the event of an infringement, the above action should be considered as soon as possible in order to prohibit any further wrongdoing and maximize the recovery of losses incurred. Licensing agreements often provide that a party violates the terms of the contract, the innocent party will ask the aggrieved party in writing to correct the infringement within a specified period of time.