Rouse's global reputation continues to be recognised by the leading legal directories, with Chambers Global ranking Rouse in Band 1 for Asia-Pacific and Band 2 for IP in the UAE.
In Asia-Pacific, Rouse is described as having, '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 in all levels of court in related litigations across Asia.'
In the UAE, Rouse is described as a 'highly regarded specialist firm offering a comprehensive range of IP services. Experienced in dealing with patents and trade mark issues, including multi-jurisdictional oppositions, infringements and cancellations. Advises clients in pre-litigation as well as court proceedings across the MENA region. Remains active on the non-contentious side and assists with advisory and clearance work.'
Sara Holder, ranked in Band 1, is described as 'excellent' and 'acclaimed for her pre-eminent expertise in patents, with a strong focus on technology. She also handles major regional trade mark portfolios and is active advising high-profile clients on IP commercialisation.'
Bassel El Turk, noted under 'Up and Coming' is described as 'a key member of the IP team' and is 'most noted for his involvement in enforcement and litigation.'
Chad Dowle is also included in the 'Expertise based abroad' category, acknowledged for his long experience in the UAE IP market and his experience across a wide range of IP matters, including clearance, litigation and trade mark portfolio management.
Linda Chang, Lisa Yong, Chris Vale, Thet Htar Aung and Nina Nguyen are all included as notable practitioners.