Patent, Litigation & Policy Trends In Climate Change in South-East Asia

May 11, 2020

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February 11, 2019

At the upcoming summit on Climate Change and IP at the French National Assembly on March 25, 2019, I will launch and present the first ever Intellectual Property Carbon Footprint Calculator which is the result of our firm's months of research. Save The Date and invitat...

February 11, 2019

The collapse of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) which filed for bankruptcy protection on January 29, 2019 in Northern California bankruptcy Court under Chapter 11, has perhaps made it the biggest corporate victim of Climate Change.

Last year, the wildfires that devast...

January 25, 2019

In our past article:

We discussed the background of the investigation against the 47 Carbon Majors by the Commission on Human Rights of the P...

December 15, 2018

Critical climate talks have been extended by two days, which is not unusual for COPs.  Negotiators in Katowice are edging closer to a final Rulebook for the Paris Agreement, but talks at the COP 24 are still expected to run into the weekend as Ministers attempt to thra...

December 15, 2018

International Trade Mark Association (INTA) conferences don’t have the same flavor. Some bring you more than others.  Away from scoring in getting a new client or celebrating a trade mark portfolio transfer, INTA conference in Dubai, earlier this week, brought a valuab...

November 24, 2018

The 1600 page report emphasizes the dire threat that human caused global warming poses to the US, its economy and its citizens. It is the fourth National Climate Assessment. It was  mandated by Congress in the late 1980s and is prepared every four years by the nation’s...

November 18, 2018

European Parliament legislative resolution of 13 November 2018 on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency (COM(2016)0761 – C8-0498/2016 – 2016/0376(COD))

On 30 November 2016, the Europ...

November 18, 2018

While in Los Angeles earlier this month, I had a great meeting with Robert Wyman, a partner with Latham & Watkins LLP, specialized in Climate Change. Bob and I shared views on the growth of climate change litigation in US and Asia and carbon markets developments in US,...

November 12, 2018

On November 10, I met at UCLA Professor Cara Horowitz. Professor Cara is the Co-Executive Director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Co-Director, UCLA Environmental Law Clinic. The Emmett Institute was founded as the first law school center...

November 7, 2018

Photo with Ms. Kumiko Sugawara, Deputy Director of Emission Cap and Trade Section, Climate Change & Energy Division, Bureau of Environment, Ms. Yumiko Sato, Senior Staff member, Mr. Masayuki Aoki, International Relations, Policy Planning, Bureau of Environment.

On Novem...

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Climate change is no longer a buzz word, it's a worldwide and daily reality we cannot ignore.

As one of the first firms to practice IP with Climate Change, Rouse is at the forefront of this emerging area.


Fabrice Mattei heads the firm's Climate Change practice. We have expertise in areas of carbon market and footprint, regulatory proceedings, grid interconnections, emissions trading schemes, renewable energy, energy efficiency and technology transfers to adapt or mitigate to climate change.


We have participated and spoken to all UNFCCC's COPs on Climate Change since the COP 21 during which the Paris Agreement (PA) on Climate Change was adopted.

We help our clients navigate the evolving world of Climate Change regulation and unlock opportunities in a fast increasingly carbon-constrained economy. Regulations on global warming are quickly reshaping the business and IP landscape.


The long-awaited Rule Book of the PA will soon bring the agreement to further steps and may well mean additional significant compliance obligations on companies. We combine IP and Climate Change in developing and implementing branding and technology strategies for our clients around the world.


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