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Riding a wave of effusive praise from foreign associates, Wisdom International Patent & Law Office makes its debut in the IAM Patent 1000 this year. “They have an excellent understanding of semiconductor, electrical and computer science technology. We are very impressed by their detailed comments and recommendations for our IP portfolio, and we can easily obtain more detailed information on specific cases via telephone since most of the team is very confident in the technical aspects of their cases and fluent in English.” “The team is highly professional and responsive in providing opinions and successorientated options. Their advice is strategic and practical from the business perspective, taking into account client objectives.” In just nine years, the IP boutique has grown into a team of 23 that largely handles incoming patent prosecution, filing over 800 national patent applications in 2020 alone. Fluent in English, Japanese and Mandarin, George Huang has nearly three decades of experience in intellectual property under his belt. “George is very responsive, practical and highly efficient. His replies are quick – usually within the same day – and thorough. His team is expanding quickly, which is self-explanatory as to how good they are.” “An enthusiastic leader of the firm, George is very active in the international IP community, too.” He recently published a Japanese book on Taiwanese patent practice with colleague Kai Furihata.
Wisdom International Patent & Law Office is one of the leading IP law firms in Taiwan. We advise and facilitate local and international clients on all aspects of IP protection and enforcement, including patents, designs, trademarks and copyright across diverse commercial sectors and technological fields. We provide an insightful as well as commercial approach to the protection and management of your innovations and brands.
Our professionals are multilingual, multicultural and have many years of experience in the field of IP rights. We work closely with our clients and provide pragmatic and commercially focused solutions to meet our clients’ needs. We strive for excellence – and often achieve perfection.
The Wisdom patent team is dedicated to protecting your innovations. We assist clients with the full spectrum of issues: patent drafting and prosecution, disputes, invalidation and litigation, patent portfolio management and enforcement. Our patent attorneys are admitted to practise in Taiwan and Japan and you can rely on us to represent you in any patent matters.
Educated at the top graduate schools, our patent attorneys and patent engineers have deep knowledge and extensive professional experience in a broad range of technical areas, including biotechnology, chemical engineering, polymer chemistry, inorganic and organic chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, electronics, optoelectronics, precision machinery, mechanics and design.
Communication is the key to effective patent protection. All our patent team members are proficient in English, Japanese and Chinese and have obtained the highest level of English and Japanese language qualifications. At Wisdom we understand our clients’ businesses and advise clients strategically for the long term.
With the extensive experience and resourcefulness of our trademark team, Wisdom handles trademark searching, prosecution, enforcement, opposition, cancellation and litigation matters on behalf of a diverse client base, including world-renowned brands from the luxury goods, fast-moving consumer goods, fashion and cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, chemical, technology and energy sectors.
The Wisdom trademark team has deep knowledge and extensive experience of trademark laws and practices. Our strong team includes skilled attorneys, trademark professionals that have trademark qualifications from the Taiwan Intellectual Property Training Academy and Taiwan Intellectual Property Office, and experienced trademark paralegals. Our trademark experts will take our clients’ businesses to the next level through the effective use and filing of trademarks.
Anti-counterfeiting and border protection
Wisdom routinely assists clients in fighting counterfeits and preventing the production, import and sale of infringing goods. We help record trademarks and copyright with Taiwan Customs for border protection, and take legal actions against infringers for serious infringement of trademark and other IP rights.
Litigation and disputes resolution
Led by experienced IP attorneys, Wisdom handles not only IP-related litigations and disputes in Taiwan and other jurisdictions, but also patent and trademark third-party observations, infringement, invalidation, patent invalidation opinion, trademark opposition and revocation, appeals, copyright protection and Taiwan Fair Trade Act issues. Wisdom represents clients in disputes proceedings frequently and enjoys a remarkable success rate.
Publications and seminar speakers
Wisdom attorneys are regular guest speakers at IP conferences and seminars in Taiwan and abroad, and lecturers in IP courses at universities.
Wisdom attorneys also frequently publish IP law books and articles. For instance, George JH Huang (director) and Kai Furihata (head of patent department) co-authored Taiwan Patent Practice Guide, which was published by the Japan Institute for Promoting Invention and Innovation in 2020. The book, written in Japanese, provides concise and practical guidance on Taiwan patents, and was recommended by the Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) in October 2020.
Our articles regarding artificial intelligence-related patent applications, analysis of trends and strategies in Taiwan and changes to the new Taiwan Patent Act have been published by the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s (AIPLA) Innovate Magazine, the International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys’ (FICPI) IP Blog and the JIPA Journal.
Wisdom actively participates in international IP organisations, including FICPI, AIPLA, Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), MARQUES, Japan Trademark Association, JIPA and International Trademark Association (INTA).
Mr Huang is a devoted member of the INTA Enforcement Committee and APAA Trademarks Committee.