Haochen Sun

Professor, Department of Law


Professor of Law
LL.B. (Hons)., Zhejiang University College of Law
LL.M., National University of Singapore Faculty of Law
LL.M., Harvard Law School
S.J.D., Duke University School of Law


Haochen Sun is Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law. He previously served as Director of the Law and Technology Center and the LLM Program in in Technology and Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law. He specializes in intellectual property, technology law, and Chinese law. His recent scholarship has focused on the theoretical and policy foundations of intellectual property, Chinese intellectual property law, and technology law and the public interest. He has won major research grants for projects dealing with intellectual property protection of luxury goods and trademark law reform in China.

Haochen has twice won the HKU Faculty of Law Research Output Prize. His recent monograph Technology and the Public Interest was published in April 2022. He co-edited The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property (Oxford University Press, 2015) with Professors Barton Beebe and Madhavi Sunder, and The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright Limitations and Exceptions in Comparative Perspective  (Cambridge University Press, 2021) with Professors Shyamkrishna Balganesh and Wee Loon Ng-Loy. Currently, he is co-editing Charting Limitations on Trademark Rights (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2022) with Professor Barton Beebe, and Data Sovereignty on the Digital Silk Road (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2022) with Professor Anupam Chander.

Haochen has taught intellectual property courses at the University of California Davis School of Law and the University of North Carolina School of Law as a Visiting Professor. He has also delivered public lectures at many leading law schools in North America, Europe, and Asia. Moreover, he has organized many international conferences on intellectual property and technology law.

In addition, Haochen has advised leading law firms and companies in the entertainment, information technology, and luxury and fashion sectors on matters relating to intellectual property protection. His opinions about intellectual property and technology law have appeared in media outlets, such as BBC NewsForbesLianhe Zaobao, The Los Angeles TimesThe New York TimesSouth China Morning Post, Ming Pao, and The Wall Street Journal and on Shenzhen Satellite TV and Radio Television Hong Kong.