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.

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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.


​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.


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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Eversheds eyes Nordic economies as it merges with Helsinki firm

3-Nov-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Eversheds has merged with Finnish full-service firm Juridia Bützow to form JB Eversheds.


Edwards Wildman left rudderless in London as management switches stateside

29-Oct-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Edward Wildman Palmer’s London head Nick Bolter no longer has a formal stake in managing the firm’s City base.

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Specsavers triumphs in Asda trademark battle after switching from Eversheds to HGF Law

20-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Specsavers has triumphed in a five-year trademark battle which went all the way to the European Court of Justice, having switched from Eversheds and Blackstone Chambers’ silk Michael Bloch QC to HGF Law and 8 New Square’s James Mellor.

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The choices facing Ashurst and Olswang

3-Nov-2014 | By Catrin Griffiths

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