Trade Mark & Copyright Editorial 2017
Eiger is headquartered in Taipei and offers a range of IP services to brand owners from America and Europe. Partner and head of the IP practice John Eastwood has chaired the European Chamber of Commerce in Taipei's Intellectual Property Rights Committee since its founding in 2001 and is well respected by peers with one noting: "John is absolutely brilliant." Eastwood represented Bottega Veneta in knocking out all the trade mark registrations by a local company called Bottega that had created and submitted to the administrative courts a false company history, pretending to have had origins in France and be a famous mark in Europe. Other clients include Philip Morris International, TOMS, Abercrombie & Fitch and Gucci. "The firm offers great service, and is very responsive, client-orientated and professional," says one client.