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Rouse

Intellectual Property

Band 1Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

The team at Rouse present an innovative offering with core strength in China, as well as Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Also has an office in Myanmar with a dedicated IP team stationed there. Aids clients on a variety of IP issues, with a focus on infringement actions in respect of patents and copyright, anti-counterfeiting matters and domain name disputes. Maintains an impressive client roster among technology and food and drink companies. Regularly acts at all court levels in related litigations across Asia. Additional expertise in providing advice on IP transfer procedures arising out of corporate transactions.

Strengths

"We trust their opinions and guidance on what we should or should not be doing. They are very clear and concise in terms of their e-mails and communication," agrees another interviewee.

One client enthuses: "Rouse is an exceptionally trustworthy firm. It has never been necessary for me to send reminders and all assignments are always completed diligently and in a timely manner. Their lawyers have an impressive knowledge of the Chinese legal framework, and their advice is always to the point and practical."

Further interviewees are drawn to the team at Rouse because of its "expertise and pragmatic approach to IP enforcement in Vietnam."

Work highlights

Rouse initiated 26 patent litigation cases concerning automobile assembles against two defendants on behalf of Ford Motor in Nanjing. Rouse obtained favourable rulings and secured an approximately CNY4 million compensation for Ford Motor.

Notable practitioners

Linda Chang is a key contact for the China IP practice and Manoon Changchumni is a key contact for Thailand. Chow Kin Wah is a key contact for the Indonesia IP practice.

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