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DLA Piper LLP

Intellectual Property (International Firms)

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded IP practitioners with a presence in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. Demonstrates skill in the full range of trade mark work, including opposition and infringement matters, as well as the enforcement of patent rights. Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and technology constitute core sectors of expertise, while the firm is also known for advising food and beverage, hospitality and consumer products companies. Highly experienced acting for international firms on trade mark issues related to inbound investments and divestments.

Strengths

"The team is extremely thoughtful and thorough in their work," according to one impressed client, who goes on to add: "They have a meaningful understanding of our business, and thus are able to provide not just pure legal, but practical business advice. They are reliable and responsive, even under tight timelines."

"They have a strong practice and provide advice on areas that can be challenged, as well as commercial advice and useful recommendations," adds another interviewee.

Notable practitioners

Edward Chatterton has notable expertise advising on portfolio management and brand protection strategy, well as assisting with trade mark filing and enforcement matters. A client describes him as "strategic and forward-thinking in his advice," adding: "I can count on him to develop long-term enforcement strategies, even in the most complex IP matters," while another adds: "He is a safe pair of hands and you can trust that he is on top of things."

Horace Lam is recognised for his expansive practice in the IP space, with notable expertise in handling trade mark and patent prosecution and infringement cases, as well as advising on portfolio management. "He has a good network," observes an impressed client, going on to add: "He knows Chinese businesses very well, has a good international client base and has insight into MNCs."

William Fisher is considered to have a "solid practice," "especially in patent disputes," according to sources. In addition to his expertise in patent infringement cases, he is also experienced in handling trade secret litigation and disputes arising out of licensing deals.

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Intellectual Property (International Firms) Department

DLA Piper LLP

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160 Aldersgate Street

London

Greater London

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EC1A 4HT

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Intellectual Property (International Firms)


Edward Chatterton
Band 4
William Fisher
Band 3