Tai E builds value for diverse industries globally with strategic IP protection
- Tai E International Patent & Law Office helps Taiwan’s multinationals safeguard their intellectual assets
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Taiwan’s 5+2 Innovative Industries Plan is setting the stage for growth around new technologies such as smart machinery, green energy and biomedicine – areas of increasing collaboration among local start-ups and global companies. Dedicated to intellectual property (IP) protection for more than 40 of its 65 years, Tai E International Patent & Law Office is once again at the forefront of this push, in much the same way it led small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to safeguard their intellectual assets in the 1980s. This time, the firm also caters to Taiwan’s multinationals.
“We serve diverse industries globally – for example, our international clients include Audi, Boeing and Nikon. But we still have a huge base of SMEs which support the Taiwanese economy and has been our focus from the beginning,” says Jerry Lin, patent attorney, CEO and partner at Tai E.
Recognising that IP protection would be critical to Taiwan’s economic growth, the founders of Tai E took up the cudgels for thousands of SMEs, educating them on how to go about protecting their inventions, utility models and designs. This was in 1976, long before the Ministry of Economic Affairs consolidated its patent, trademark, copyright and international cooperation functions into the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office in 1999.
Tai E’s pioneering efforts helped shape Taiwan’s remarkably conducive environment for intellectual creation – a key factor in its global success. The firm itself is ranked first-tier in IP litigation and prosecution strategy, with lawyers, patent attorneys and trademark agents that are well-versed in American and European regulations and are fluent in English, German and Japanese.
Asia IP has named Tai E as Taiwan Patent Firm of the Year for six consecutive years. About 260 professionals serve local and international clients across four offices in Taiwan.
Tai E welcomes partnerships with client-centric professionals around the world. “We can tell them why their clients should consider Taiwan,” Lin says.