Saba & Co. Intellectual Property, commonly referred to as Saba IP, is a leading intellectual property firm committed to safeguarding clients’ intellectual property rights across the Middle East, Africa, and their neighboring regions. Saba IP was founded in 1926 at a time when the field of Intellectual Property Law, in the Middle East, was still in its infancy.
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.
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.
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.