Mr. Seo is experienced in both U.S. and Korean intellectual property litigation and prosecution matters, and represents a broad range of clients, from high-tech companies to luxury fashion companies. His detailed knowledge of the similarities as well as differences between these two jurisdictions has been an invaluable asset in advising foreign clients on effective IP management and enforcement strategies in Korea. Along with Mr. Tae-Yeon Cho, Mr. Seo was recognized as one of the four “Leading Individuals” in the area of intellectual property by the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2001-2004). Mr. Seo is often interviewed by international news agencies and magazines in connection with anti-counterfeiting and intellectual property matters in Korea and Asia.
Pravin Anand, managing partner of the Firm, completed his law studies in New Delhi in 1979 and since then has been practicing as an Intellectual Property Lawyer.
He has been a counsel in several landmark IP cases involving the first Anton Piller Order (HMV cases); the first Mareva Injunction Order (Philips case); the first Norwich Pharmacal Order (Hollywood Cigarettes case); Moral rights of Artists (Amarnath Sehgal case); Recognition for Pro-Bono work for rural innovators at the grass root level’ (National Innovation Foundation Award – Govt. of India); First order under the Hague Convention (Astra Zeneca case) and several significant cases for pharma clients such as Novartis, Pfizer and Roche. He was the Past President of FICPI India, AIPPI Indian National Group, APPA India and Asia Euro Forum
WJNT’s approach is to understand clients’ needs, goals and corporate policies and to provide proactive, responsive and creative solutions to achieve the results sought in the most cost effective manner. WJNT is client oriented and prides itself for its quick turnaround time. WJNT has a fully dedicated team of 9 professionals supported by 9 staff.
IP-MARK ASIA LAW FIRM (IP-MARK ASIA) is an intellectual property Law Firm located in Hanoi, Vietnam providing services in all areas of Intellectual Property including Patents, Trademarks, Copyright, Designs Prosecution and Litigation, Investigation and Watch Service, Licensing, Dispute Resolution, and Domain Names.
While we continue to provide specialized Intellectual Property services for our clients, we are also able to assist them with general matters relating to business and commercial law, including Corporate Law, Labor and Employment, Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions.
Founded and managed by Mr. Pham Duc Thang, a brand protection expert with a 15+ years of intensive field experience for the largest international brands. With great experience in enforcement of IP rights and anti-counterfeit strategies, IP-MARK ASIA has met a very high demand of clients in many different industries such as pharmaceuticals, foods and alcoholic beverages, high-tech, home appliances and luxury goods industries.
Guangzhou Rui Intellectual Property Agency Ltd. provides intellectual property protection and business investment advisory services in China. Its services include intellectual property rights protection planning, business survey, market research, and trademark registration. The company is headquartered in Guangzhou, China.
Verisec is Thailand’s most experienced security consulting and investigation agency. With specialties in brand protection, intellectual property consulting, corporate investigations, executive protection and security/risk management, our staff have collectively concluded tens of thousands of cases on behalf the world’s best-known companies over the past twenty-five years.
In a relatively short period of time, Verisec has established itself as Thailand’s premier brand protection and commercial investigation consultancy.
RAVINDRAN ASSOCIATES are a specialist intellectual property law firm formed in 1993 and based in Singapore. As agents, they file and prosecute trademarks, patents and designs at the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and other registries around the world; as solicitors, they draft agreements and provide opinions on intellectual property matters and as advocates, they plead in the courts including the highest court of the land, the Singapore Court of Appeal.
INQ Consultants Ltd, trading as INQ Global is an International firm of investigators with a global network of trusted partners. INQ was formed to fill a gap in the field of quality IP related investigations with the express purpose of providing IP focused support and services to this niche market. INQ specialises in Intellectual Property investigations, including transnational investigations, supply chain audits, local market surveys, covert investigations, trap purchases, raid action coordination, RISK investigations and bespoke law enforcement training.
INQ follows a strategic approach, implementing and managing brand protection activities on behalf of clients who range from international brands to leading law firms as well as global coalitions. The core strategies and aims of INQ are formed around three key factors: Identify; Locate; Dismantle.
Intelligence gathering and analysis underpins investigations to ensure the effective and efficient collection, recording, analysis, dissemination and retention of information. The collection of this data helps INQ to make decisions and advise clients on the best way to respond to IP risks.
PROTEKTA is an intellectual property protection, investigations and brand integrity firm, aimed to support international business efforts in implementing their intellectual property rights on the territory of former Soviet Union countries – Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaidjan, and Baltic states – Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia.
Founded and managed by Dmitry Polyakov, a brand protection expert with a 10+ years of intensive field experience for the world’s largest trade marks, the company offers a full scope of legal and investigation services in IP protection, as well as market monitoring and analysis and counteraction.
The company operates from office in Moscow, utilizing efforts of a number of certified detectives, investigators with solid law enforcement background, IP and general practice
lawyers and attorneys. PROTEKTA works for a number of largest international brands in textiles, beauty care, luxury and mass market fashion and accessories, home appliances, pharmaceuticals, car makers, image consumables.We are proud to be a brand protection partner for members of major European anticounterfeiting networks and international brand protection organizations.
Established in 2006, KASHISH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GROUP (KIPG) is a boutique Intellectual Property firm with its Head Office in Mauritius. Protection and Management of IPRs: For more than a decade now, Kashish Intellectual Property Group (KIPG) has been unceasingly assisting clients in protection; management and enforcement of their IP Rights, helping them secure their business interests. We advise and assist our clients on all aspects of IP Rights including IP prosecutions, maintenance of their IP Rights Portfolios i.e. Renewals, Recordals, drafting, reviewing of Licensing and Franchising agreements. Besides this, we also conduct IP Portfolio Review and Validation for our clients aiding them ascertain their Portfolio strength, allowing them execute better business policies and decisions. Enforcement of IPRs: To help clients protect their business interests, KIPG on their behalf strategize efficient and effective actions for successful enforcement of their rights, such as carrying out EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS FOR GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES including CUSTOM TRAINING, MARKET WATCH, INVESTIGATION, RAIDS AND SEIZURE to safeguard the right holder’s interest. In addition, we also advice and assist our clients on CUSTOM RECORDALS for even more efficacious enforcement.
Our Investigative experienced team at R.W.T. are on the forefront of IP rights and protection in Thailand and Abroad. With the needs of IP Enforcement being paramount, R.W.T. has been proactive and progressive in this ever-expanding IT community. From establishing themselves as a results-driven firm, R.W.T. has developed an elite rapid response team solely dedicated to IP Enforcement and Investigation. This time-effective response to the growing cyber threats plaguing the IT community has increased our ability to provide value and cost-efficient options to our valued clients.
Allbright Law Offices, founded in 1999, is one of the China’s leading full service law firms headquartered in Shanghai, offering a comprehensive range of legal solutions and services, to both domestic and international clients from our 18 offices throughout China, including in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
Allbright provides creative, pragmatic and cost-effective services and solutions to help businesses to protect their IP rights and maximise their commercial benefits.
Developed into one of the leading full-service Chinese law firms in China, and it remains the only national Chinese law firm headquartered in Shanghai.
Squire Patton Boggs LLC is a major integrated global law firm with 47 offices in 20 countries throughout the globe.
We offer services to deal with business issues arising at the crossroads of law, business and power. Our firm’s Moscow office is a leader in Russian legal services and serves clients in various sectors of the economy, and covers all areas of law such as competition, antitrust, corporate, labor, M&A, litigation etc. A key area of our practice encompasses IP services, including securing protections for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs in Russia and abroad, safeguarding rights to IP items, including advocacy and advice on copyright etc.
SCHMITT & ORLOV (S&O) is a full service IP boutique firm working throughout Russia & CIS, Greater China, Mongolia and South East Asia.
We assist clients with all aspects of their IP from registration to enforcement, commercialization, litigation, internet, transactional work, market research and data privacy. S&O specializes in strategic and cost-effective IP solutions throughout the region. With our international level of service and deep cultural understanding S&O is able to provide clients with a one stop IP firm on the ground.
Guangzhou Explorer Commercial Consultant Co., Ltd. (ECC) was established at the beginning of 2007. After years of exploration and unremitting efforts, ECC has developed into a distinctive intellectual property agency, which can provide high quality services for domestic and foreign clients.
ECC has been focused on providing anti-counterfeiting services concerning brand maintenance and IPR protection for well-known brands all over the world. ECC now has established long-term cooperation with dozens of well-known Chinese, European, American and Japanese companies, Intellectual Property Agencies and Law Firms. ECC has the capacity to provide clients with quality services regarding IPR protection. ECC is highly experienced in investigation of infringement, administrative and criminal raid actions, lawsuits and claiming for compensation.
The headquarters of ECC are located at Guangzhou City of China and several branch offices have been set up in many important cities in Mainland China with contacts in a dozen cities. ECC’s clients mainly come from cosmetics, clothing, automobile accessories, electromechanical device and other fast-moving consumer product industries. ECC will make every effort, constantly improve professional quality and actively expand domestic and international cooperation to provide more professional intellectual property services for its clients.
Manav Kumar, partner at K & K Associates has been leading on IP related issues for the last 14 years. The firm has represented a range of international and national corporations before courts and tribunals in India in industry sectors including pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, garments and sports and automobiles.
The firm’s expert enforcement wing regularly deals with complex counterfeit issues on behalf of a number of high profile brands by liaising and initiating actions through the courts or Police across India. The firm prides itself on maintaining the highest standards of ethics in its legal advice to clients. As a result of this, the firm has been able to deliver successful and pragmatic outcomes for its clients in all legal services rendered by the firm.
Pakharenko & Partners is a full-service IP and law firm founded nearly 25 years ago and is one of the largest and most experienced intellectual property law firms in Ukraine. We are keen to develop successful protection and enforcement strategies for our clients, covering the development of IP portfolio, acquisition of IPRs, commercialization of IPRs, identifying, prosecuting and litigating IPRs both on the national and international level and across various industries. We assist our clients with IP-related matters not only in Ukraine, but in other post-Soviet states, particularly in Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan.