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Asia-Pacific Region Intellectual Property
Band 2


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Intellectual Property - Asia-Pacific Region
Band 2
What the team is known for

DLA Piper LLP has a respected offering whose Chinese and Australian teams are in high demand. Advises on issues including data protection, franchising and commercial contracts as well as brand and patent prosecution and litigation. Enjoys an especially strong following of clients in the media, entertainment and life sciences industries. Regularly receives IP mandates from multinational companies in the food and retail sectors. Also maintains strong strategic alliances with firms in India, Malaysia and Myanmar. Counsel of choice for multinational pharmaceutical companies with intellectual property law needs.


"DLA Piper understands what clients need and delivers that," enthuses one client, adding: "They are also very commercial in their thinking. I've got other firms that I have instructed and they recommend something, but in terms of revenue from the company's point of view, it's not worth it or commercial. We are not making revenue out of it, but you don't get this from DLA Piper - they grasp the commercial angle and their advice is very commercial."

The Australia team wins praise for its depth, a client commenting: "You trust their advice, they have all the necessary pieces and parts and they are also not afraid to take their appeal lawyers or litigators to put together a diverse team."

Work highlights

DLA Piper advised HSBC on all manner of trade mark and brand protection matters in Asia, including filing, prosecution and portfolio management.

DLA Piper acted for Ozcare in proceedings commenced in the Federal Court against Auscare Home & Community Care (AHCC) and Auscare Foundation Limited (AFL) for trade mark infringement, breach of the ACL and passing off.

Notable practitioners

Nick Tyacke is a key contact for clients in Sydney. Horace Lam and Edward Chatterton are the key contacts for the China IP practice, based in Beijing and Hong Kong respectively.