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James C. Chao

James C. Chao is the founding and managing partner of Himark Counselors, practicing primarily intellectual property law. He is a well-recognized trademark law professor, attorney and filing agent in Taiwan, and the leading co-author of the best seller in the field of intellectual property, “An Introduction to Intellectual Property,” now in its 11th edition (2016). Taiwan’s new Trademark Law effective July 2012 introduces many recommendations he proposed in his research project report for Taiwan’s IPO in 2005, which is an important trademark law reference now available on IPO’s website. As an expert panelist for UDRP (Taiwan), he has also rendered a number of cyber-squatting decisions.

He received his J.D. at the University of San Francisco and is admitted to California bar. Languages: Chinese, English and Japanese. His practice areas include patent, trademark, unfair competition, business contracts, labor disputes, consultation on doing business in/with Taiwan.