Founded in 1993, First Law & IP Offices not only provide local basic legal services including litigation and non-contentious matters, we also have plenty of experiences in commercial law, M&A, foreign investing plan in Taiwan, intellectual property protection, notarization and legalization, and legal affairs in Greater China.
Business Legal Aids
We created plenty of outstanding performances in the field of corporate mergers and acquisitions. We dealt with many cases, such as the public tender offer between Taiwan Mobile Co., Ltd. and Taiwan Fixed Network Co. Ltd.; merger between Chi Mei Optoelectronics, Influx Display Corp. and TPO Displays Corp.; merger between INTEL, HSBC and Winking Entertainment Ltd.; Swedish enterprise purchasing the Taiwanese enterprise, ABBA Linear Tech Co., Ltd. We also have been named as one of the outstanding law firms in Taiwan by Asian MAGAZINE.
We assisted a number of famous foreign companies (such as: Nissan, LG, HSBC, etc.) to make investments or to setup business offices in Taiwan. We assist and act for the clients to set up companies in overseas in correspondence with their operation consideration. We assist the clients comprehensively in any business investment in Taiwan or foreign countries.
Intellectual Property Right
Intellectual Property Right has always been one of the strengths on our practice area. Since the Section 301 of U.S. Trade Law was enacted in the 1990s, we have devoted to IPR field for a long time and witnessed the evolution of Taiwan’s intellectual property systems. In terms of the law suit of the intellectual property right, we conducted the Copyright Trial and won the case on behalf of Michelin (France), which the Court in Taiwan accepted the case as the precedent for copyright issues. Our Trademark Department assists Xterra, a worldwide famous brand of triathlon races, and YULON Motor Group, the largest automobile company in Taiwan, to process and plan trademark issues concerning the protection and application of the intellectual property all over the world.
Our attorney was selected as a notary public by Taipei District Court in 2004. Except for notarizing general Chinese or English documents, we are also capable of arranging the legalization of documents which need to be used abroad, especially those countries that have no Embassy or representative offices in Taiwan.
We are the legal consultant of many exchange-listed companies, OTC-listed companies and small and medium enterprises. We were also announced as one of the honorary legal advisor of SME Administration of Ministry of Economic Affairs. We have furnished our legal services on matters relating to shareholders/directors meeting, company establishment, shareholding structure, investment plan, arbitration, intellectual property protection, fair trade protection, internet commerce, exchange listing and OTC listing application for companies, M&A, engineering and construction, labor dispute, legal opinions and all other civil and criminal litigations/disputes/commercial matters which might need our assistances.
Legal affairs in Greater China
We have collaborated with law firms in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and other countries over the world and are experienced in transnational cases. Since we are the member of “Yangtzejian Legal League” in China, we have close relationship with over fifty law firms in China and Hong Kong and are able to provide legal services among Chinese circle.
Mrs. Julia Yu and Mr. Bell Chen attended the 22nd annual meeting of Yangtzejian Legal League.
Mrs. Julia Yu was inaugurated as the President of Zonta Club, Taipei Hsin Branch.
Taipei Dental Association
New Taipei City Dental Association
Taipei Accounting and Tax Agent Association
Jut Land Development
Tien Chiao Shih Bookstore
Wu-tau Chishang Lunchbox
Peng Yuan Hunan Cuisine
Department of International Trade Promotion
Commercial Office of Brazil to Taipei