Highlights by region

Withers has experience in respect of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property related matters around the world. See below our highlights by region.

BVI

  • Advised in the acquisition by a US technology company of software and intellectual property assets from an embedded software company in Moscow and related technology service agreements with an affiliated entity in British Virgin Islands.

China

  • Advised a Shanghai-based company on their rights under a technology license agreement with a US company.
  • Assisted a well-known Italian fashion company on the successful completion of 5 administrative proceedings before the Chinese trademark authority against third party entities who registered the company's brand in China without the owner's consent. These were groundbreaking decisions, acknowledging the rights of well-known trademark owners against infringers.

France

  • Assisted a French fashion brand in setting-up a worldwide ecommerce platform including all related IP, consumer law and data protection aspects.

India

  • Represented leading Indian generic companies in overcoming the worldwide legal hurdles when faced with bringing new generic products into the market.

Italy

  • Acted for a major Italian manufacturer in the bio-medical and electro-medical equipment sector in pursuing a claim for patent infringement of one of its devices used for carrying out specific surgical procedures.
  • Acted for a leading Italian manufacturer of explosives and specialty chemicals in a long-running design right case involving multiple warhead systems. The case was notable as the Court, for the first time, had to assess the impact of the alleged infringers' mental capacity in deciding whether the alleged acts amounted to infringements under the wording of the relevant legislation.

Japan

  • Acted for a leading Japanese manufacturer in a dispute over alleged infringement of a patent relating to the computer control systems of food packaging machinery.

Korea

  • Advised a local company on the acquisition of clean technology from a Korean company.

Malaysia

  • Represented a Singapore-based media giant in trademark opposition proceedings against a Malaysian competitor.

Netherlands

  • Enforced the rights in the Netherlands of a Singapore-based company against a Dutch counterpart in respect of false allegations of IP infringement.

Russia

  • Advised in the acquisition by a US technology company of software and intellectual property assets from an embedded software company in Moscow and related technology service agreements with an affiliated entity in British Virgin Islands.

Singapore

  • Advised a publicly listed company in Singapore in respect to patent infringement claims.
  • Advised a Singapore-based company on the acquisition of clean technology from a Korean company.

Switzerland

  • Represented a Swiss electrical device manufacturer in assertion of its patent rights.

UK

  • Advised a system integration and digital services company on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of a UK-based IT consultancy provider which specializes in BizTalk services. Corporate, tax, employment, IP and property advice were also provided.
  • Counseled a UK company on the IP aspects of their acquisition of a local company providing online hotel reservation services.

US

  • Advised in the acquisition by a US technology company of software and intellectual property assets from an embedded software company in Moscow and related technology service agreements with an affiliated entity in British Virgin Islands.
  • Advised a Shanghai-based company on their rights under a technology license agreement with a US company.

Intellectual property and technology

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