Taylor Wessing spearheads launch of new Trans-Pacific intellectual property guide

Today marks the launch of Patent Enforcement in the UK and Trans-Pacific Countries, an essential guide for private practitioners, in-house lawyers and other professionals with responsibility for intellectual property who are interested in the Trans-Pacific region.

Published by Globe Law and Business, the guide features contributions by Taylor Wessing experts Paul England, Amanda Ebbutt and Tom Foster, as well as a number of leading patent lawyers from Australia, Canada, US, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and New Zealand.

Paul England, senior professional support lawyer and the guide's consulting editor, commented: "As the US, UK and others realign their foreign and trade policies around the Indo-Pacific, including increasing interest in the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership, free trade is taking on new significance in this part of the world."

"Where there is close trade between countries, there is also the need for rigorous patent protection, especially in the pharmaceutical, biotech and telecoms sectors. This book explores the law and procedures available to innovators who want to explore new opportunities in the countries of this exciting region."