7Fl, No. 125
Nanking East Rd. Sec. 2
Taipei 10409, Taiwan
Mr. H.G. Chen is the Chief of the Legal Department of Taiwan International Patent and Law Office (aka TIPLO Attorneys-at-Law). He has been practicing law and patent attorney in Taiwan for 28 years.
H.G. has extensive experience in the fields of intellectual property, litigation, unfair competition, dispute resolution and general corporate matters. In the late 1980s, he has demonstrated primordial litigious flair by successfully representing the client in a leading trade dress case in Taiwan before the enactment of the Taiwan Fair Trade Act. He has represented various global corporate clients from Japan, the United States and Europe in patent and trademark litigation, licensing and negotiation in Taiwan and the illustrious record has won him the reputation as one of the most invincible lawyers in Taiwan. Lately, he is also invited by Taiwan Intellectual Property Training Academy to give lectures on Practices in IP Infringement Analysis and Approaches to IP Litigation.
He served as the president of the Taipei Bar Association for the term of 2005.5-2006.11. He was the Director of Intellectual Property Committee of the Taipei Bar Association (1990-1993) and Taiwan Bar Association (1993-1995). More than that, he used to serve as the Co-Chairman of Anti-Counterfeit and Trademark Committee of APAA Taiwan Group. He is now an executive member to the Board of Directors of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), Taiwan Group.
Trademarks Law Practice:
Filing a mark and securing it in Taiwan can be complicated if legal counsel is not sought in the early stages. Over 70,000 trademark applications have been filed every year since 1990, and more than 50,000 trademarks are registered each year. While the first-to-file principle provides simple rules and clarity, it also creates loopholes for mark-robbers to preempt the mark of others by fraudulently filing for registration of the mark before the owner does.
TIPLO has been devoted to trademark services in Taiwan for more than thirty years, and we know how to fit the global needs of our clients into the domestic practice of Taiwan.
The exclusively owned and in-house created/operated database comprising all registered marks in Taiwan is the most advanced reference source that TIPLO’s experts can use during filing, opposition, invalidation or cancellation proceedings for or against a given mark.
Experienced legal practitioners are involved in TIPLO’s trademark services so each application and trademark related dispute is steered by highly proficient legal and well-trained business perspectives.
Taiwan International Patent & Law Office was founded in 1965 by M. S. Lin and a group of professional legal and technical associates specializing in intellectual property rights. Over four decades of evolution characterizes TIPLO as one of the largest and most reliable intellectual property law firms in Taiwan with diversified expertise to encompass IP as well as general legal services provided by a full service law firm.
TIPLO is conveniently located in the heart of the modern office building area of Taipei, occupying more than 7,800M2 of office space. TIPLO now maintains two IBM AS/400 computer systems with more than 300 LAN connected PC terminals. With the firm’s successful computerization launched in 1984, TIPLO ‘s business operation is substantially conducted and accurately monitored under the sophisticated computerized management system.