Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016

Carol Wang, Theresa Mak and Yen Vu have been listed as recommended lawyers for the first time.

CHINA - Tier 2


Linda Chang heads the practice at Rouse from the firm’s Shanghai office and handles a range of trade mark matters. In particular, the team has seen an increase in complex trade mark infringement litigation. Carol Wang was promoted in 2015. Clients have included GlaxoSmithKline, Jaguar and Dove.

Leading individuals - Linda Chang

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Carol Wang
Linda Chang



HONG KONG - Tier 2


Rouse Legal Hong Kong’s eight-lawyer group manages the Asia trade mark portfolios of brands such Coca-Cola and Mars, and handles trade mark prosecution matters for Google. Chris Vale’s team, which includes Adelaide Yu and senior associate Theresa Mak, is part of the specialist IP firm’s global network.

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Adelaide Yu
Chris Vale
Theresa Mak





Lisa Yong’s ‘well-established’ group at Suryomurcito & Co. in association with Rouse has appeared in numerous appeals before the Supreme Court. The team acted for GS Yuasa Corporation in two appeals involving trade mark squatting, and defended the invalidation of a heat insulation patent registered to a local entity. Other highlights included handling enforcement actions against retailers using unauthorised Harley-Davidson trade marks.

Leading individuals - Gunawan Suryomurcito

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Lisa Yong





Edmund Baranda heads the team at Baranda & Associates, which successfully negotiated the removal of a third-party mark for Platypus Wear. Harley-Davidson Asia Pacific is another key client.

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Edmund Baranda





Fabrice Mattei’s team at Rouse covers the full spectrum of patent and trade mark matters. The group is representing the Association of American Publishers, acting for four major US publishers, in civil copyright claims against a Thai company. Clients include domestic and multinational corporations.

Leading individuals - Fabrice Mattei

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Fabrice Mattei



VIETNAM - Tier 2


Boutique IP firm Rouse Legal’s knowledge of industry sectors and Vietnamese legislation is ‘top quality’. Practice head Chris Vale, who is based in Hong Kong, was part of a team representing Hermès in opposing a trade mark application. Testament to its strong reputation for trade mark matters and thought leadership, the group co-organised a roundtable, on behalf of the International Trademark Association (INTA), with Vietnamese enforcement authorities to discuss a resolution to ‘.vn’ domain name disputes. Senior associate Yen Vu joined the Hanoi office from Baker & McKenzie in September 2014.

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Chris Vale
Yen Vu