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Foreign Employee Qualification

  1. Foreigners to be employed for attorney's assignments should be qualified with lawyers/ attorneys recognized in the Republic of China, or lawyers/attorneys specialize in foreign laws. Foreigners to be employed to engage in the practice of patent attorneys shall qualify as patent attorneys. And the monthly amount of average salary for employed foreigners referred to in the preceding paragraph, if no additional regulations, shall be no less than NT $47,971. ((Refer to Ref. Lao-Dong-Fa-Guan-Zi-10318099193 dated July 3, 2014.)

※Foreigners related laws and regulations refer to the Article 5, 8, 24, 25-1 in the “Qualifications and Criteria Standards for foreigners undertaking the jobs specified under Article 46.1.1 to 46.1.6 of the Employment Service Act.

  1. The attorney hiring forengers to be employed as assistant or consultant should graduate from the Department of Law or related departments from domestic or international university or college, and has worked in a law firm, law-related department of a government or private institution over two years(the working period including the seniority before graduation), or has passed the Attorney Qualification Examination. And the monthly amount of average salary for employed foreigners referred to in the preceding paragraph, if no additional regulations, shall be no less than NT $47,971. (Refer to Ref. Lao-Dong-Fa-Guan-Zi-10318099193 dated July 3, 2014.)

※The preceding paragraph was entrusted by the Ministry of Justice. Foreigners related laws or regulations refer to the Article 6 in the “Regulation on the Permission and Administration of the Employment of Foreign Workers as an Assistant or a Consultant by an Attorney”and Ref. Fa-Jian-Zi 10104154560 dated September 21, 2012.

Employer Qualification

  1. Foreigners employed to be attorney should be qualified with: lawyers/ attorneys recognized in the Republic of China, or lawyers/attorneys specialize in foreign laws. The employer which is to hire foreign patent attorneys shall be a firm that operates and handles patent business, and satisfies one of the following conditions:

    1. Patent attorneys of the Republic of China.

    2. Attorneys of the Republic of China.

    3. Patent agents of the Republic of China.

※Employer- related laws and regulations refer to the Article 25, 25-1 in the “Qualifications and Criteria Standards for foreigners undertaking the jobs specified under Article 46.1.1 to 46.1.6 of the Employment Service Act.

  1. The attorneys who is to hire foreigners to be an assistant or consultant should be qualified with lawyers/ attorneys recognized in the Republic of China, or lawyers/attorneys specialize in foreign laws.

※The preceding paragraph was entrusted by the Ministry of Justice. Employers-related laws or regulations refer to the Article 6 in the “Regulation on the Permission and Administration of the Employment of Foreign Workers as an Assistant or a Consultant by an Attorney” and Ref. Fa-Jian-Zi 10104154560 dated September 21, 2012