Lee and Li is a full-service law firm and understands the need to diversify and specialize. Over the decades, we have built one of the largest intellectual property right practices in Taiwan, and have been involved in the phenomenal growth of foreign direct investment since 1970s. We were a pioneer in developing banking and capital market practice in the 1980s, and played a pivotal role in the formation of technology law practice in the 1990s. We are also active in public construction, government procurement and merger and acquisition.
Our services are performed by lawyers admitted in Taiwan, patent agents, patent attorneys, trademark attorneys, technology experts, and specialists in other fields. In order to provide services related to law or intellectual property right issues, most of our professionals have degrees in law, technology and/or business management in Taiwan or from abroad. Many of our colleagues are licensed to practice law in the United States, and some have also passed the bar exam in the People's Republic of China or are licensed patent attorneys in the United States and the People's Republic of China.
Greater China Legal Practices
On IPR, in addition to almost 50 years of experience of practicing law in Taiwan, Lee and Li has over 20 years of experience from assisting clients in handling IPR matters in other countries. To enhance service efficiency and manage expenses, Lee and Li established a close strategic alliance with Lee and Li - Leaven IPR Agency Ltd. in Beijing ("Leaven IPR") in October 2003.
In addition to IPR matters, Lee and Li's Taiwanese and foreign clients also heavily rely on us for other legal matters in China. We have formed alliances with L&L-Leaven, Attorneys-at-Law in Shanghai ("L&L-Leaven") to render quality legal advice and dispute resolution services for cross-strait matters.
The effectiveness of the Greater China service platform is widely recognized and trusted by our clients. For instance, this platform not only significantly saves the clients' time in identifying and contacting suitable lawyers/agents in China but also enables the clients to make investment and operation decisions efficiently and accurately because any misunderstanding of the differences in the legal systems and practices across the Strait has been averted.
China allowed Taiwanese to take its bar exam and patent attorney exam in 2009 and 2011, respectively. A number of our colleagues have passed such exams. For years, we have dispatched our senior colleagues to our strategic alliances, Leaven IPR and L&L-Leaven (including our colleagues who have passed said exams in China) to ensure direct and seamless communications between Taiwanese clients and Leaven IPR and L&L-Leaven. We believe such a development will further improve our Greater Chinese legal services.