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Baker McKenzie - Intellectual Property Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Heavyweight global practice in the IP sector with significant experience on all manner of trade mark matters, such as registration, and patent infringement litigation. Further expertise in anti-counterfeiting programmes and enforcements, as well as trade secrets and rebranding projects for clients in a wide range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, media and technology. Strong market presence in Europe and the USA, with a revered position in the Asia-Pacific region.

Strengths Clients enthuse about the geographical reach of the firm, saying: "Baker excels on international matters, and they have a global footprint that puts them above others," adding that this allows the team to "marshal its army of lawyers and provide comprehensive and extremely useful advice."

One source is dazzled by the firm's capacity for problem solving: "They think alternatively and they come up with some really impressive solutions."

Work highlights Represented Eli Lilly in its global anti-counterfeiting programme involving 80 jurisdictions, including multi-jurisdictional enforcement actions and patent infringement actions.

Continued as 3M's adviser worldwide on matters such as trade mark renewals, international portfolio integrations and trade mark infringement cases.

Assisted Rosetta Stone on the IP aspects of its USD19.5 million strategic partnership with a distributor in Japan.

Significant clients Swarovski, Basilea, L'Oréal, Motion Picture Association of America, Becton Dickinson.

Notable practitioners

John Flaim heads the firm's global IP practice group from Dallas. Say Sujintaya, based in Bangkok, is a key contact for the Asia-Pacific team, and London-based Ben Allgrove is the main contact for the EMEA region. Kevin O'Brien, based in Washington, DC, leads the North America IP practice group. Caracas-based Dianne Regina Phoebus is a key client contact for Latin America.

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Bird & Bird - Intellectual Property Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for European powerhouse backed up by strong teams across the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. Acclaimed teams in the UK, Germany, Spain and France offer expertise in international litigation and arbitration relating to infringement of trade marks, antitrust matters and enforcement measures. Further experience handling transfers of IP ownership and reorganisation matters, as well as due diligence.

Strengths One source enthuses over the "consistency and quality that runs through all the levels of seniority" and that the team is "strategic thinking and global thinking" with a "very good footprint across the world."

Other commentators add that they are "confident that our case is in the best hands" and that "they are great to work with because of their international network."

Work highlights Advised Nestlé on pan-European patent litigation regarding Nescafé Dolce Gusto capsules, as well as assisting on design right cases in France, Germany and the UK.

Assisted Fabergé with the management of its global trade mark portfolio, including applications and registered trade marks in over 100 countries, providing advice on litigation and strategy.

Significant clients Teva Pharmaceutical, Merck, Canon Group, Fisher & Paykel, Philip Morris.

Notable practitioners London-based Morag Macdonald, and Christian Harmsen, based in Düsseldorf, co-head the firm's international IP practice.

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Hogan Lovells - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Outstanding IP practices across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, with market-leading teams in Japan, China, Russia, Italy and Germany. Particularly well known for its work in patent infringement and related litigation, as well as invalidation disputes, enforcement proceedings and IP transfers. Further experience handling global portfolios and domain name and invalidation disputes.

Strengths Commentators highlight that "when it comes to cross-border cases and litigation they take up most complex and serious cases" and that "advice is always succinct, timely and effective."

Others add that the firm's offices are "the strongest and most capable in Europe" and that "they come up with creative ideas to solve our problems."

Work highlights Advised Merck & Co., Inc. (Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA) in a multinational litigation concerning rights to the MERCK trade mark and name, as well as breach of contract and trade name infringements.

Represented Nissan on its global trade mark portfolio and strategy, including actions, negotiations and applications.

Assisted SABMiller on the split of its IP assets after the company's USD100 billion sale to Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Significant clients LEGO, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Dell, Eli Lilly.

Notable practitioners

Andreas von Falck, based in Düsseldorf, heads the international IP, media and technology group. The firm's Americas practice is led by Washington, DC-based Celine Crowson. Hamburg-based Morten Petersenn is a key contact for the Europe team. The Asia-Pacific and Middle East IP, media and technology group is headed by Tokyo managing partner Lloyd Parker.

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DLA Piper LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dynamic firm with an established reach through Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and the USA handling a range of matters for large corporates. Strengths in trade mark and brand protection, rebranding issues and global portfolio management. Also active in global patent disputes and enforcement matters, as well as counterfeiting.

Strengths One client states that "DLA’s extensive network of international offices and agents is very useful to us in the registering and protection of our trade marks," while another adds that the teams globally are "always detailed and very clear so you always have a very clear picture of the situation in terms of what you are going to encounter."

Other sources comment on the firm's "huge global footprint" and ability to "not only give the legal advisory but they also pay attention to the business background of each case."

Work highlights Represented ResMed in global patent disputes against a major competitor involving allegations of infringement of over 30 patents in the USA, Germany, the UK and New Zealand.

Advised Fitbit on possible infringements regarding counterfeiting and parallel imports, as well as brand protection issues across the EU.

Significant clients Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Robert Bosch, Veon, ESPN, Hyatt Hotels Corporation.

Notable practitioners The firm's global IP practice is co-chaired by John Allcock, based in San Diego, Ann Ford in Washington, DC, Stéphane Lemarchand in Paris, Robynne Sanders in Melbourne, Silicon Valley-based Mark Fowler, Markus Gampp in Munich, Dan Christenbury in Philadelphia, Niels Mulder in Amsterdam and Edward Chatterton in Hong Kong.

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Jones Day - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established presence in the USA combined with highly regarded teams in the Asia-Pacific and European markets, advising on global patent litigation and enforcements. Also active in management of global portfolios and opposition to trade mark proceedings, as well as patent protection and rebranding issues.

Strengths One client enthuses over the expertise of the attorneys, stating that there is a "consistent level of skill sets across the firm, all countries have skilled and talented people."

Another source praises the multi-jurisdictional capability of the firm: "The Jones Day lawyers we use work seamlessly across borders and offices all over the world."

Work highlights Acted for Idenix Pharmaceuticals in multi-jurisdictional litigation in the UK, the USA, Germany, Australia and France concerning patent litigation over Sovaldi.

Assisted Fashioneast with the acquisition of the global trade mark portfolio and other IP rights of JOHN RICHMOND.

Significant clients American Apparel, Invesco, Penguin Random House, Wikimedia Foundation, Invesco.

Notable practitioners

The firm's global IP practice is led by Anthony Insogna, based in San Diego.

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Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Widely recognised US patent firm with strong footholds in the Asia-Pacific market and particular strengths in global portfolio management, as well as handling enforcement and cross-border litigations. Further capabilities in trade mark and copyright protection for global brands.

Strengths One market commentator states that the firm's offices are "very strong on international IP, especially with the patent work."

Work highlights Advised Vertex, in relation to its cystic fibrosis products, on worldwide intellectual property issues, including portfolios and domestic and international strategic prosecution of these patents.

Assisted 51Degrees.mobi with obtaining both European and US patents.

Significant clients Illumina, PQ Corporation, BTG International, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, ABBYY Production.

Notable practitioners

The firm's litigation practice is led by Laura Masurovsky, based in Washington, DC. Shanghai-based Wang Ningling is a key client contact in China and Naoki Yoshida heads the Japanese practice from Tokyo.

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Morrison & Foerster LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Active on a range of matters within the IP field, including litigation and international arbitration. Strengths include copyright and patent infringement issues, as well as misappropriation of trade secrets, management of patent portfolios and investigations. Cross-border reach from US offices, with a notable presence in the Asia-Pacific, including a market-leading office in Japan.

Strengths One client states that the global team is "highly responsive and provides timely and useful advice, particularly on cross-border issues."

One peer adds that the team has a "focus on patents" and the lawyers are "good in their markets."

Work highlights Represented the University of California in patent infringement, breaches of loyalty and fiduciary duty disputes related to a strawberry breeding programme.

Acted for Cornell University on patent protection and trade mark work, including the filing and maintenance of overseas plant patents.

Significant clients BlackBerry, Immersion, Nevro, Paul McCartney, Uber.

Notable practitioners

San Francisco-based Michael Jacobs, Richard Hung and Michael Ward co-head the firm's IP group.

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Morrison & Foerster is an IP powerhouse, representing clients in their complex patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, and IP transaction matters. Clients come to us for our ability to combine market-changing IP experience with scientific and technical expertise on a global scale.

We are adept at resolving disputes short of trial, but when cases do see the inside of a courtroom, the prowess of our litigators is second to none. The size and experience of our litigation team have provided us with expertise in a variety of venues, including all of the district courts that handle high volumes of patent litigation, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Our global patent prosecution group is the largest of any general practice firm, with 65 Ph.D. in technology and life sciences. We are particularly skilled in the strategic planning of patent portfolios, including—for example—writing successful patent applications in complex and novel situations, in anticipation of possible future litigation. We work closely with clients from the earliest stages of their technical development, offering valuable advice about how to protect their inventions and new ideas in view of their business strategies.

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Norton Rose Fulbright - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known firm with a significant network of IP practices throughout North America, the Asia-Pacific and in London. Covers a range of IP matters including global patent and brand portfolios, as well as licensing and application matters. Further experience handling contentious matters such as distribution of counterfeit items, patent infringement and pre-grant opposition proceedings, as well as offering advice on enforcement issues.

Strengths One client praises the business-minded approach of the firm: "I need commercial solutions and they are very good at providing that."

Another source is impressed by the responsiveness and skill of the firm: "It was a very, very short timeline and they worked incredible hours. The in-depth knowledge of patent and application and their technical knowledge that could be applied was very impressive."

Work highlights Advised Gilead Sciences in global patent proceedings, including representation in Canada regarding patent infringement and impeachment, as well as handling pre-grant opposition proceedings in Australia.

Assisted McLaren Racing with its global trade mark and brand portfolio management through the European and Australian offices.

Significant clients GlaxoSmithKline, Accolade Wines, Mary Kay, Oxford Nanopore Technology, Georgia Pacific.

Notable practitioners

Houston-based James Repass heads the firm's global IP practice.

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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Significant practice in the USA, with other jurisdictions covered by respected offices in China and Japan. Recognised for its solid patent work, including infringement and licence disputes. Further experience advising clients on investigations, product compliance and publicity rights issues, as well as handling trade mark clearance proceedings and managing global portfolios.

Strengths One client appreciates the international reach of the firm, stating that it is "strong in cross-border capabilities."

Work highlights Represented Foxconn Interconnect Technology and Hon Hai Precision Industry against patent infringement allegations brought by the JST Corporation.

Advised JVC Kenwood on a patent litigation brought against the company by Hybrod Audio concerning MP3 technologies.

Significant clients Microsoft, Nintendo, Fitbit, Siemens, Verifone.

Notable practitioners

Silicon Valley-based Denise Mingrone is a key client contact for patent and trade mark matters. The firm's global trade secrets group is led by Robert Shwarts in San Francisco. Wang Xiang, based in Beijing, is a key contact for IP matters in China. Tokyo-based David Case is a key contact in Japan.

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Strong IP practices across the USA, supported by additional well-regarded offices in Germany and Japan. Has capabilities handling unfair competition, trade mark and patent disputes, as well as experience advising clients on nullity actions, opposition proceedings and infringement proceedings.

Work highlights Represented Varian Medical Systems in a cross-border patent dispute across the USA, Germany and the UK and in the ITC regarding radiotherapy technology.

Advised GoPro in pan-European trade mark, competition and design matters.

Significant clients Booking.com, SCA, Daimler, Sanyo, Google.

Notable practitioners

Alan Whitehurst, based in Washington, DC, is a key client contact for US matters, while Nadine Herrmann is head of the Hamburg office and a key client contact in Europe.

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