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Name: Smith, Tim

Firm: Rouse

Location: London





Tim is Deputy Head of Rouse's Dispute Resolution Team in China. Tim advises international companies on IP protection and enforcement in China, and has particular experience in copyright and IP litigation in China.

Tim trained at Ashurst in London, qualifying into the IP litigation team where he handled trade mark, design, copyright and patent work, including copyright enforcement programmes for retail and media-owning clients. Before joining Rouse in 2008, he was Senior Legal Adviser at IFPI, the international trade body for the recording industry. At IFPI he was responsible for a number of high-profile litigation cases, including the groundbreaking action for the industry against Yahoo! China. Tim has managed litigation in more than 20 jurisdictions in Europe, South America and Asia.