Dispute Resolution

We’ve been active in IP dispute resolution, enforcing our clients’ rights and defending their interests for more than 30 years.
  • Litigation & ADR
  • Trade Marks & Unfair Competition
  • Patents
  • Copyright & Design
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Litigation & ADR

The resolution of IP disputes through litigation, arbitration or mediation, as well as criminal and administrative action, form a core part of the Rouse business. 

All our network firms have extremely strong experience bringing and defending IP disputes and have been involved in numerous ground breaking cases worldwide.  In the past five years, we have filed or defended close to 2,000 IP disputes including numerous cases involving disputes in multiple jurisdictions.  We also assist with criminal trade mark litigation working with police and prosecutors to seek criminal prosecution of serious infringers.

We analyse every case to identify the most effective strategy or combination of strategies to achieve the best result for our clients. We have in-house evidence specialists who work with our lawyers and to ensure that we gather the best evidence to support our case. 

We’re renowned for our innovative services such as CIELA (China IP Litigation Analysis – www.ciela.cn), a unique litigation analysis tool that enables IP owners to evaluate and compare IP litigation venues across China. CIELA provides statistics on IP rulings from across China, or with a focus on specific courts. The system covers all major IP courts in China, with data coming from more than 17,100 IP judgments made at 98 IP courts in 35 mainland cities.

Trade Marks & Unfair Competition

We have leading lawyers who have handled numerous trade mark and unfair competition cases in all our offices.

Our trade mark dispute teams handle the full range of cases from complex litigation involving look alike brands to online infringement, customs seizures, anti-counterfeiting, and protection of geographical indications (GIs).

Our teams are made up of litigators, researchers and evidence specialists with many years of experience in finding the best solution to trade mark and unfair competition disputes.

Our extensive trade mark litigation and other dispute resolution experience across a wide range of jurisdictions has seen Rouse involved in many high-profile cases that have set precedents in trade mark law and have been recognised by numerous awards.

We also work closely with our trade marks group to develop strategies for portfolio development and protection as part of many of our cases. 

We also work with our enforcement group in a number of matters including custom seizures, online infringement, anti-counterfeiting matters and domain name surveillance, recovery and dispute resolution.

Patents

We have a team of lawyers with very substantial patent dispute resolution experience.

We have extensive experience litigating and arbitrating patent disputes covering all areas of technology, including telecommunications, life sciences, industrial chemicals and mechanical patents. We have strong experience in Standard Essential Patent cases.

We pride ourselves on thinking outside the box, developing strategies to assert maximum pressure, including interim injunctions, actions in unexpected jurisdictions, and tactical cancellations.

Our team has handled numerous cross-border litigation cases, co-ordinating with lawyers and patent agents in each country to ensure consistent arguments and the development of a winning strategy in each location. Where necessary, we also work with select counsel in jurisdictions where we do not have offices to advance the client’s strategy

Our team is made up of experienced patent litigators with many decades of experience as well as specialist patent attorneys or agents. Many of them have worked in the industry before their law career, helping them to understand the industrial and commercial drivers behind a dispute. A number of our team members also act as counsel or arbitrators in IP arbitrations. 

Copyright & Design

Our lawyers have extensive experience in handling copyright cases covering all fields of copyright law as well as in protecting or defending design cases.

Copyright

The digital age has seen an explosion in online copyright infringement from unauthorised content to the wide availability of valuable works available for download.

Our litigation teams handle both civil and criminal copyright cases relating to all types of copyright infringement often involving cross-border assertion of rights.  We assist clients to gather evidence of infringement through subpoenas and like tools, prove the ownership and subsistence of their rights and then bring action before the most appropriate bodies.

We also have strong video game, software and entertainment industry experience including actions against circumvention devices and search engines which has given a deep understanding of the technical issues in dealing with such disputes. 

Design

Designs are becoming an IP battlefield with the increasing use of online platforms and technologies. Many infringers will not show trade marks in online postings, making it hard - if not impossible - to have products taken down through online complaints procedures.

In China, in particular, companies still continue to copy elements of the designs of famous products. We have recently acted for a major automotive company bringing action on over 20 designs for external car parts against two car manufacturers in China.

We develop strategies to effectively enforce designs from take down notices and administrative enforcement, to litigation in court including advising on the validity and enforceability of the designs and gathering the necessary evidence of the infringement.

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Our team

Douglas Clark

Principal, Global Head of Dispute Resolution

Hong Kong

+852 3412 4004

Jacob Chen

Principal & Head of China Enforcement

Guangzhou

+86 20 8559 8098

Peeraya Thammasujarit

Deputy Country Manager and Head of Dispute Resolution Team

Bangkok

+66 2 653 2730

+62 21 769 7333

+62 21 769 7333

+86 20 85955888

Xu Liping

Associate

Shanghai

+86 21 23564950

+86 20 8559 8098

Lyn Lei

Associate

Beijing

+86 10 86324100

+86 20 85598098

Sunny Su

Senior Associate

Beijing

+86 10 86324100

Xu Yi

Senior Associate

Shanghai

+86 21 23564950

Meryl Wang

Senior Associate

Beijing

+86 10 86324100

Nadeen Helou

Legal Consultant

Dubai

+971 5 5849 6866

+971 4 309 8000

Alice Yu

Senior Associate

Shanghai

+86 21 23564950

Robin Su

Senior Associate

Beijing

+86 10 86324100

6626532730

+62 21 7592 3082

+46 (0)706 10 71 92

+66 2 653 2730

Ross Parsonage

Senior Consultant

Beijing

+86 10 8632 4000

(+62) (21) 769 7333

+66 2 653 2730

+66 26532730

Dr. Jade Donavanik

Senior Associate

Bangkok

+66 2 653 2730

Evie Triana

Senior Associate

Jakarta

+62 21 769 7333

Bassel El Turk

Principal & UAE Country Manager

Dubai

+971 4 309 8000

+852 2302 0832

Tania Lovita

Principal & Head of Dispute Resolution Team Indonesia

Jakarta

+62 21 769733

Edward Hardcastle

Principal, UK Country Manager

London

+44 20 7536 4100

August Zhang

Principal, Managing Partner

Beijing

+86 10 8632 4100

Nandi (Landy) Jiang

Principal, Partner at Lusheng Law Firm

Beijing

+86 10 8632 4100

Sharon Qiao

Principal, Senior Partner and Head of Litigation Group

Beijing

+86 10 8632 4100

Carol Wang

Principal, Head of Shanghai Litigation Group

Shanghai

+86 21 3251 9966

Yana Tsygakova

Principal, Russia Country Manager

Moscow

+7 495 230 03 37

Edmund Baranda

Partner, Principal and Country Manager

Manila

+63 2 403 1686

Manoon Changchumni

Principal, Thailand Country Manager

Bangkok

+66 2 653 2730

Yen Vu

Principal, Vietnam Country Manager Rouse Legal Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City , Hanoi , Phnom Penh

+84 28 3823 6770