Charles Russell Speechlys LLP is one of the oldest and most respected law firms in the UK with more than 170 partners and over 650 lawyers operating from 11 international offices around the world, with offices in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the UK.
We have an unusually broad range of skills and experience across the full spectrum of business and personal needs. This gives us a wider perspective, clear insight and a strongly commercial long-term view. We use this approach to secure the growth of our clients as they move confidently into the future.
We have worked alongside clients in the Middle East for over fourteen years and pride ourselves on our ability to offer clients a service which flows seamlessly across our offices in the region with expert lawyers who have many years’ of expertise and experience in Intellectual Property (IP). Many of our team are fluent in both English and Arabic.
Our team deals extensively with IP issues around the world. Being an international law firm enables our international multi-disciplinary team to provide contentious and non-contentious legal services relating to IP across the globe, presenting clients with a complete ‘one stop shop’ to meet all their needs and achieve their long-term goals across the full range of IP.
We are passionate about understanding our clients’ needs and objectives. We are focused not only on delivering solutions and personal guidance but also on providing comprehensive legal insight and commercial judgment.
Drawing upon extensive industry knowledge, our team work closely with clients to establish their needs and objectives for IP protection and identify the most suitable form, geographical extent, and availability of protection, with a focus on a client’s specific business needs both current and future. We assist clients with maximising the value of IP to their businesses through licensing, acquisitions or disposals. We cover a broad range of commercial needs from research, development and joint ventures to franchising and merchandising. We also implement registered trade mark and design programmes, and manage portfolios regionally and internationally. We have built long-term relationships with clients in the Middle East region and internationally and have looked after a number of our clients’ brands and IP requirements for decades.
JAH Intellectual Property is one of the most prominent and internationally recognized regional firms for full-spectrum IP services, portfolio management and enforcement; legal representation against infringement combines flexibility and adaptability to deliver solutions and services tailored to the clients’ needs. With branch offices in the Arab Region and additional capacity in mainland Africa through associate firms, we have the geographical reach to assist a wide array of clients. Decades of experience in handling both contentious and non-contentious IP matters in various jurisdictions in our region ensure that the firm can give high-quality, verified, practical advice on IP protection and enforcement strategy; this experience also means that the firm can undertake any action sought by clients most effectively and at remarkably competitive costs, based on commercial awareness. Thanks to our network of local offices, we are well positioned to execute broad filing and registration projects along with executing cross-jurisdictional strategies envisaged by clients.
Our head office in Doha, Qatar, handles with precision and efficiency the responses to all correspondence and reporting, as well as coordination with our various offices in accordance with clients/associates’ instructions, meeting high standards in compliance with the rules and practices in the countries of our operations. This is to ensure prompt, precise, innovative, transparent, high value-added services, keeping track of the documents and maintaining the consistency in our correspondence. Unlike other prominent firms in our jurisdictions, we are a genuine one-window facility for our associates and clients. Similarly to our streamlined professional services, all accounting matters are being dealt through our centralized system, which eases the burden of administrative work and ensures quality.
As mentioned above, the firm maintains its own operational offices in most Arab-speaking countries, as well as most African countries through local African IP affiliated firms functioning for JAH under our professional standards, quality control and full supervision. All our offices provide the entire IP spectrum services of trademark, patent, design and copyright prosecution and litigation. We take pride in our sophisticated office infrastructure, actively deploying technology for increasing efficiency and to meet client expectations. Our files are securely maintained in a fully digitized format, assisting in generating reports and also providing ready access for client review. We have developed our own platform for docketing, work allocation, tracking and communication, which enables flexibility, efficiency and client satisfaction. Delivering value to clients with accuracy, consistency, speed and reliability is of primary importance to our communication approach.
We support a wide range of IP owners, managers and creators whose IP assets we have helped protect and monetize. The JAH professionals have vast experience in IP law, combining IP litigation and prosecution services under one umbrella, making us a one-stop solution provider for most client needs. We at JAH understand the importance of intellectual property within an organization’s corporate strategy and provide comprehensive services with this holistic view; we also offer customized services to meet the same. This approach, combined with a policy of flat, transparent charging with value-added services such as complementary legal opinions and translations, means that we enjoy strong client retention and loyalty. These axioms and work ethics have enabled us to deliver practical and effective solutions to further clients’ business objectives and also enjoy a high level of client satisfaction.
Our colleagues are fully authorized to represent clients before judicial authorities, IP offices, customs offices and the different administrative authorities of the countries where we are located. Our staff are active members of both local and international legal associations such as the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, INTA, ECTA and MARQUES.
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 29 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.
Rouse was established in the UK in 1990, and is recognised as a global Intellectual Property leader operating as a closely integrated network with more than 600 people working out of 18 offices in 13 countries.
We focus exclusively on IP, from strategic consulting, patents and trade marks through to domain names, copyright, designs and geographical indications. And we’re experts in providing services for each stage of their life cycle.
We have a deep understanding of all jurisdictions around the world and a strong focus on more challenging markets such as Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Russia. Most importantly, we’re passionate about IP and enjoy working with clients who share that passion. We put clients at the heart of our business and build long standing relationships. From large multinationals that want our scale, quality and professionalism, to start ups that value our entrepreneurial spirit, the companies we work with come from a broad range of sectors with diverse business interests and needs.
The Rouse Difference
Rouse prides itself on its quality and professionalism, but we have also always dared to be different. We don’t believe that all firms should be the same. That’s why we’ll always challenge the traditional way of doing things if we think another way is better.
It also means we don’t just advise on the law - in many countries we help define and shape it. We have a practical, pragmatic and “unstuffy” approach, with teams of professionals who work closely together across functions and geographical borders in a non-hierarchical, creative and results-oriented environment.
Rouse people are full of energy and enthusiasm. We are passionate about IP, our business and our people, and we genuinely enjoy what we do. We believe that having fun provides a happier, more productive working environment.
The Rouse Network
“International reach, local expertise”
Whatever your needs, in whatever country, we have either an established Rouse office or a long standing relationship with a local firm.
All our offices have both local and international experts that have bilingual capability. Where we don’t have an office we have a relationship with a local firm that we believe offers the best service for our clients and is the best fit for the Rouse culture and and the best service for our clients. Working with Rouse internationally means you can have one point of contact as well as a team of people around the world supporting you in the necessary jurisdictions.
The Rouse Network consists of local subsidiaries of Rouse International Limited and closely aligned but independent firms which work seamlessly together on engagements. Which elements of work are done by which entity depends entirely on the country in which work is carried out, in compliance with relevant legal and regulatory provisions.