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.
SIPS is a dynamic, market-leading IP consultancy servicing the needs of multinationals and SMEs in Greater China. We have offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.
IP protection in China presents a host of challenges. The SIPS team is recognized for its ability to identify and explain these challenges and to provide creative, tailored and commercial solutions.
Our partners include top-rated practitioners known for their expertise in IP matters in Greater China. All SIPS advisers are fluent in Mandarin and have an intimate knowledge of the commercial, legal, cultural and political context in the region.
SIPS helps clients in managing their IP portfolios, including registration, enforcement and licensing of trademarks, copyrights and patents. We also assist with investigations management, advice on supply chain integrity, trade secret protection, data privacy, retail and wholesale distribution, ecommerce, distribution and sourcing agreements, and regulatory matters relating to IT and other high-tech sectors.
Our clients include household name brands across a broad range of industries, including information technology and consumer electronics, food and beverages, fashion, media and entertainment. We also assist SMEs that require support in protecting their intellectual property in both the sourcing and distribution of their products in China.
Spruson & Ferguson is a leading provider of intellectual property (IP) services across the Asia-Pacific region, with offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Singapore and Sydney. We offer a full range of IP services including those related to patents, trade marks, designs, IP litigation and commercialisation.
Established in 1887, Spruson & Ferguson has been at the forefront of innovation for over 130 years. Our team of over 400 people includes some of the most regarded IP professionals in their fields. Their outstanding academic credentials combined with a wealth of technical and industry experience ensure that our clients receive thorough, technically accurate and commercially relevant advice. Our clients range from entrepreneurial and emerging growth businesses to Fortune 500 companies and public-sector research organisations, across all industries.
In 2018 Spruson & Ferguson merged with Australian IP firms Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans and Cullens to form one combined firm operating as Spruson & Ferguson.
Providing true regional capability
Spruson & Ferguson have a strong physical presence in key Asia-Pacific markets with ten local offices located through-out the region.
Spruson & Ferguson in Australia provides IP services for Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and other countries in the South Pacific region, including Kiribati, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
From our offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong and China, Spruson & Ferguson offers IP prosecution and management services in Singapore, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Beyond the Asia-Pacific, we have developed and maintained a strong network of international connections with IP and general practice law firms. We ensure that our clients’ IP interests are in the best possible hands by using long-standing partners we know and trust.
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.