Chambers AP & Globe 2021: TOPTEAM Ranked “Band 1″ Patent & Trade Mark Agents


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In the 2021 edition of the Chambers and Partner Guides, Top Team International Patent and Trademark Office (TOPTEAM) is once again ranked  the “Band 1” Patent & Trademark Agent in Taiwan. Our firm has held the record for 10 years running. What is more, our president Henry Hong is named as one of the “Senior Statespeople” for the first time, following the “Eminent Practitioner” title since 2017. Our managing director Peggy Wu has been a “Band 1” expert since 2018 and senior technical manager Nick Tung, the “Band 2” expert, for the consecutive second year.

TOPTEAM has been described as “known for Standout group of experts offering advice on IP protection and portfolio management matters. Particularly well regarded in cross-border patent prosecution and trade mark work, including specific expertise concerning design patent prosecution. Notable experience representing Japanese and Taiwanese clients in a range of sectors, including life sciences, engineering and technology.”

What is more, our president Henry Hong is named in the “Senior Statespeople” for his longstanding reputation for assisting clients on patent, trade mark prosecution work and IP strategy developments. Our managing director Peggy Wu is credited as a “Band 1 Lawyer” with her diverse patent prosecution practices and deep expertise in life sciences-related IP. Nick Tung, our senior technology manager, is recognized as a “Band 2 lawyer”, for his considerable patent prosecuting experience in the mechanical and consumer device sectors.

Ranking Results by Band 1~ Band 6

Chambers & Partners is one of the most prestigious ranking directories in the legal industry worldwide. It has been identifying the best law firms and lawyers since 1990. Its directory guides now cover 200-plus countries and serve as a credible reference for practitioners, corporate counsels, in-house legal departments, and legal service buyers and suppliers. Chambers’s research team collects market data from firm submissions and interviews with clients, practitioners, as well as competitors. The intelligence gathered is then used to assess individuals’ performance in crucial service dimensions: technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence-commitment, and other qualities most valued by the clients.

Based on the assessment’s outcome, law firms and individual practitioners are ranked in bands from 1 (highest) to 6 (lowest). For exceptional individuals, there are further categories like the “Senior Statesperson”, the “Eminent Practitioners”, and the “star” to better reflect their pivotal influence in the field. This latest edition of the Chambers AP guide ranked 3,703 departments of law firms  and 7,443 lawyers and IP attorneys in 30 jurisdictions.  The market intelligence gathered during the research process would also generate the Global Ranking Table which reflects the top lawyers and law firms in over 200 jurisdictions across the world.