Doug Clark joins Rouse as global head of dispute resolution

14 January 2020

Doug Clark joins Rouse as global head of dispute resolution

International IP firm Rouse has continued its global growth with the high profile appointment of Doug Clark as global head of dispute resolution. A patent litigation expert with over 25 years’ IP litigation and commercial law experience in China, Clark will be based in Rouse’s Hong Kong and Shenzhen offices, commencing January 2020. He will lead the company’s dispute resolution practice, with particular focus on multinational cross border disputes and the development of Rouse’s IP arbitration practice. He will also form an integral part of Rouse’s strategic IP consultancy offering globally. Prior to 2010, Clark spent 18 years in private practice with a major UK based law firm, where he established the firm’s mainland China IP practice as well as founding and serving as managing partner of its Shanghai office. Since 2010, he has practiced as a barrister appearing in IP cases and appeals at all levels in Hong Kong. He has also sat as an arbitrator and acted as an advocate in numerous high technology patent arbitrations. He has handled more than 2,000 patent, trademark, copyright and passing off/unfair competition cases in Hong Kong and China.

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