Full-service firm Formosa Transnational's IP practice has been gradually gaining presence in the market, expanding to a team of approximately 50 professionals. Peers agree that the firm's strength is in its IP contentious practice, though prosecution work is rapidly increasing. The team is handling a large volume of trade mark and patent portfolios for a leading multinational telecom and a material sciences conglomerate.
Partner Wenyueh Chung represented a Japanese operator of the Dosan Kanroku restaurant chain in a trade mark lawsuit relating to the right to use the term sanuki. The team was successful in convincing the IP court to rule that its opponent, a supplier, did not hold exclusive rights over the brand name.
In patents, Yulan Kuo and Hsiaoling Fan teamed up to represent a local pharmaceutical company in a patent infringement action brought by a leading multinational pharmaceutical company. The team successfully invalidated a number of the opposing party's patents, enabling its client to develop competing drugs and obtained a victory despite limited disclosure due to trade secret issues.