Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices, established on February 22, 1974, is primarily engaged in the practice of intellectual property laws. Our practice includes trademark and patent prosecution, litigation, and other matters relating to intellectual property. With our head office located in Taipei, we have branch offices in major cities of Taiwan, including Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Chiayi, and Kaohsiung, to serve local clients, and an international department which primarily deals with foreign cases, including filing patent and trademark applications in Taiwan for our foreign associates and clients, and consolidating patent and trademark applications from branch offices for filing in foreign countries.
We place equal emphasis on our domestic and international practices and, for the past years, have been able to maintain a balance between our domestic and foreign business activities.
Today, we have about 440 staff members, including 35 local attorneys-at-law and patent attorneys. Of the 440 members, approximately 47% are professionals in the field of patents, about 16% are professionals in the field of trademarks, about 4% are specialists in litigation, about 6% are language professionals, and the rest are supporting clerks. In addition, 40% have been with the firm for 15 years or more, 13% from 10 to 15 years, and 12% from 5 to 10 years.
With the support of our domestic and foreign clients, as well as our foreign associates, the firm continues to grow and thrive. Today, the firm is one of the leading intellectual property law firms in Taiwan.