Rouse is a top intellectual property firm primarily focused on the emerging markets of Asia and theMiddle East, with a leading niche UK IP practice. In all markets where it operates, it aims to be a leader in the field. We have a team of more than 600 (including lawyers, patent and trade mark attorneys working in 16 offices around the world to provide the full range of IP services, from patent and trade mark portfolio management to commercialisation and intellectual asset management. Long-standing clients include many of the world's foremost IP owners.
Rouse China, in association with Beijing Lusheng law firm, has had a strong presence in China. Rouse’s team of over 260 professional and support staff are well placed in the four offices of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
In the last five years, Rouse China has filed over 1000 IP litigation cases; these include landmark cases that received awards from major IP organisations such as the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). Rouse is also known for its client care, a recent accolade was the WTR 1000 Recommended foreign firm in 2015 and 2016, CLP China IP Firm of the Year award in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, the MIP Foreign Firm of the Year award in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013, the Tier 1 for Foreign Copyright Firms in China from 2013 to 2016, as well as the Tier 1 Foreign Firm in Intellectual Property by AP Legal from 2008 to 2015 and Highly Recommended Firm by IAM Patent 1000 through 2012 to 2016.RouseChinais also renowned for its innovative services, exemplified by CIELA: China IP Litigation Analysis. (www.ciela.cn), a unique litigation analysis tool. CIELA enables IP owners and their counsel to evaluate and compare IP litigation venues acrossChinaand includes a free-to-use web service. Users can obtain statistics on IP rulings from acrossChinaor focus on specific courts. Rouse has recently upgraded the service and extended the geographical scope to cover all major IP courts in China with data coming from more than 36,508 IP judgments from 334 IP courts in 174 mainland cities.