San Francisco

Kobre & Kim launches fourth US office in San Francisco with IP hire

21-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

International litigation boutique Kobre & Kim has launched its fourth office in the US in San Francisco, led by Kerr & Wagstaffe’s Michael Ng who joins the firm as a partner.

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Lewis Silkin client Enterprise Holdings wins IP fight against Europcar

13-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Lewis Silkin client, rental services provider Enterprise Holdings, has won a trademark logo battle against rival company Europcar at the High Court.

Heineken

DLA Piper wins Heineken principal adviser mandate

9-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

After months of speculation, brewing giant Heineken UK has confirmed DLA Piper as its principal external adviser for a three-year term.

Laos

China-based IP boutique Schmitt & Orlov expands ASEAN footprint

28-Nov-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Beijing-headquartered IP firm Schmitt & Orlov is extending its reach in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region with the launch of an office in Laotian capital Vientiane.

 royal courts of justice

Bird & Bird and Dechert saddle up for Assos v ASOS trademark battle

26-Nov-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Bird & Bird is representing Assos, the Swiss company responsible for the first ever lycra cycling shorts, in a Court of Appeal (CoA) case against online retailer ASOS.

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​Adidas IP GC Behean kicks off new role at IP boutique Sipara

20-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Adidas group IP general counsel Tim Behean has moved to a new role in private practice as a director for IP boutique Sipara.

London

Playing it Cooley: the Californian firm eyes a London launch in 2015

12-Nov-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Cooley is certainly taking its time when it comes to setting up shop in the UK.

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