Vivien Chan & Co. is a full-service law practice with offices in Hong Kong (1985) and Beijing (1993). We are consistently recognized as a premier law firm for and in Greater China. With nearly 30 years of doing business in Greater China, our Hong Kong and China teams have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the legal culture and market dynamics.
We support our clients to build global intellectual property portfolios, encompassing patents, trademarks copyright and other unregistrable rights, like trade secrets and software applications. We do so by reducing the risk of infringement and increasing the value of companies’ intellectual property assets. Our two offices provide full-service IP practice that is fully integrated with other matters, including franchise law, technology licensing and related transactions, e-commerce, privacy & data security, domain names and social media.
We clear obstacles in registration and enforcement directly with the regulators. Our advice is based on over 30 years of experience in the law, practice and culture, targeted at practical and expeditious resolution of problems. We see Greater China IP management as a strategic issue, with experience in adopting a cost effective and result oriented approach to delivering practical solutions.
The new challenges in IP protection are increasingly difficult and complex. We are a one-stop service firm with substantial experience in assisting clients manage and enforce IP portfolios in Greater China. Our team has gained working and streetwise knowledge of the common and consistently changing tactics of counterfeiters in greater China, and is therefore experienced in devising corresponding anti-counterfeiting strategies to tackle them.
We are licensed to file and execute enforcement directly in Mainland China and Hong Kong. We adopt a multi-facet approach to IP enforcement and are experienced in border control, surveillance, complaint with regulatory bodies, administrative bodies and litigation. Our in-house investigation capabilities, having received tertiary training in specialized institutions including China People’s University of Public Security, enable us to manage our client’s investigative needs in different regions in China and provide assistance to our legal team in forum shopping. We recognize it is not a one-size-fits-all-solutions objective. We partner with our clients to develop a custom-tailored protection and enforcement strategy to protect client’s unique products and brand names in a cost-effective manner. Our broad experience covers a spectrum of industries — including luxury and fashion, pharmaceutical and healthcare, food and beverage, entertainment, media, consumer products, hard ware and education institutions.
For multi-jurisdictional disputes, we manage these and offer global strategies to our client through working with our associates. We have worked with the best lawyers in their respective discipline and jurisdiction closely in our 30 years of practice. Premised as an independent Greater China Law Firm, we only use the best for our client and are not bound or obliged in any way to use one’s own office in another jurisdiction.
For over a century Bird & Bird have played a key part in protecting some of the world's most ground-breaking inventions and high profile brands; we're confident we can offer you one of the most ambitious, energetic, dedicated groups of intellectual property professionals you're likely to meet.
We will provide you with a team, rich in real-world experience, comprising experts who have worked at the forefront of pioneering technologies. A substantial number of our lawyers hold qualifications in scientific or technical fields, meaning we are often called upon for our specialist knowledge and insight on large international mandates. We are respected for our creative and original solutions.
We offer both litigation and transactional support in relation to all IP rights, from small innovative projects to the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes.
Our approach has always been centred on client service, collaborating and innovating with our clients to create bespoke solutions that make their lives easier. This includes:- (i) the 'twobirds Pattern' product, a proprietary, in-house patent valuation and analysis tool, that allows us to landscape, analyse, and value patent portfolios in an automated and sophisticated way; and (ii) our innovative and dynamic Brand Protection reporting portal, which uses dynamic charts that give clients an up-to-date overview of their risk profile at any given time.
Talk to us to find out how our tools, experience and our genuine passion for IP can help you devise a strategy that will help to maintain your competitive edge, whilst protecting and optimising your IP in the best way possible.
Internationally Bird & Bird has over 350 IP lawyers, attorneys and legal professionals across our 30 offices, many of whom have known each other and worked together for years, meaning we're all on the same page and offer consistency and quality that runs through all levels of seniority. We are therefore ideally placed to devise and coordinate multi-jurisdictional litigation strategies and (in the future) to represent clients before the Unified Patent Court.
Office Locations: Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic & Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and United States of America
Rouse is an IP services business focused on emerging markets. We operate as a closely integrated network to provide the full range of intellectual property services, from patent and trade mark protection and management to commercialisation, global enforcement and anti-counterfeiting. Rouse Consultancy specialises in providing strategic and multidisciplinary consulting services to technology companies and brand owners globally.
The Rouse Difference We specialise in the most challenging business environments in the world.
Rouse goes where others have traditionally feared to tread. And we’ve been doing so for longer than just about any other law firm. We’ve long-standing experience and relationships in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, for example, because this is where our clients need us to be. In each case, our employees and offices work as a single, integrated team.
We’re part of the specialist teams that are helping create and advise on new laws. The Rouse Network doesn’t just advise on the law, it helps define it. Thanks to our reputation and the regard in which we’re held, we’re regularly asked to work with IP organisations to shape and draft new laws. Recent examples include customs regulation and trade mark laws for emerging markets such as Myanmar.
We’re more than just a service provider. Rouse doesn’t fit into the traditional business model – we’re proud to say we’re different. As an IP specialised services business focused on emerging markets, we wanted to model our business on the roles and responsibilities of in-house teams with a broad view of the IP needs of our clients.
We’re nice people to do business with. Everyone we meet comments on the Rouse Difference. We’re non-hierarchical, creative and results-oriented. We focus on getting to know our clients really well, working collaboratively in a true partnership to achieve their objectives.
We also build strong and long relationships with both our staff and clients – on average, our employees have worked with us for more than 12 years, while our key clients have been around for even longer. Our fees are also reasonable and totally transparent.
We care passionately about the communities in which we operate. Supporting the communities in which we work and, importantly, in which our employees live, is something we take seriously. We drive initiatives such as the BioEconomy Academy, which helps protect the natural resources of developing countries. Our IP Ambassadors are focused on bringing into the IP profession young people who might not otherwise have the chance. And Rouse Cares, which aims to improve the lives of others through sustainable initiatives, is a central part of our commitment. We don’t just talk about social responsibility or do it to add weight to our pitches. We do it because we care.
Marks & Clerk is one of the UK’s largest, and longest established, intellectual property firms. Our expert teams of patent and trade mark attorneys and lawyers are wired directly into the UK’s innovation economies via our offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Alongside our presence in the UK, we also have offices in nine international locations covering the EU, Canada and Asia, meaning we can tap into local expertise, globally.
Our team provides a full-service IP offering, from the initial filing of IP, through to litigation and commercial exploitation. Having seen the benefits that our clients derive from our full-service model, a number of patent attorney firms have since sought to follow a similar approach by adding solicitors to their teams. However, our well-established and highly regarded litigation and commercial transactions practices continue to set us apart from other firms.
We are experts not only in intellectual property law, but also in the science and technology that underpins our clients’ businesses. Our ability to draw upon this specialist technical expertise, not just in the context of patent prosecution but also in the context of litigation and commercial transactions, enables us to provide clients with a level of service and reach unmatched by other firms.