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Ross-Macdonald, Rupert


Rupert is chairman of Rouse & Co International LLP, the international intellectual property firm which he helped establish over 20 years ago. He is a UK qualified solicitor, having previously qualified at the UK Bar and worked in house in the pharmaceutical industry.

Rupert has extensive experience of diverse international intellectual property matters in the ASEAN region, working on behalf of major companies particularly in the tobacco, luxury goods, food and pharmaceutical industries. During his career at Rouse he has lived in China, Hong Kong & Indonesia - where he set the firm’s business in Jakarta – and as CEO of the firm between 1999 and 2013 he travelled frequently to the region, particularly Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia. His principal focus has always been in the area of trade mark protection and enforcement.

He speaks English, German and French.