Monica Chao

Monica K. Chao

Baker & McKenzie


Monica Chao is an experienced IP lawyer who has assisted clients with a vast array of IP litigation, especially in the luxury goods, high-tech and consumer goods industries. Her practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property matters — trademark, copyright and competition litigations, licensing and prosecution, etc. — and covers brand protection, brand enforcement and new IP Tech issues.

Practice Focus

Monica's practice focuses on intellectual property, dispute resolution, IP tech and competition.

Representative Legal Matters

Intellectual property

  • Attending brand enforcement actions, including Taiwan Customs recordals, and coordinating the seizure of counterfeit products with the Customs and IP Police Team.

  • Handling trademark prosecution cases for famous luxury, high-tech and consumer goods brands and other leading international companies.

  • Undertaking legal research on a broad range of civil, criminal and intellectual property cases, including new IP Tech.

Dispute resolution

  • Representing famous luxury, high-tech and consumer goods companies in IP cases at the IPC Court.

  • Handling brand protection work for famous luxury, high-tech and consumer goods brands in copyright and trademark cases.

Professional Honors

  • Named Rising Star by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2024)
  • Named Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2024)
  • Named Recommended Individual (Bronze) by World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 (2024)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Baker McKenzie Taipei, Taiwan Trademark Association - Member


  • Keelung~Taiwan (2010)
  • Taipei~Taiwan (2008)


  • Boston College Law School (LL.M.) (2010)
  • National Chiao Tung University (LL.M.) (2008)
  • National Taiwan University School of Law (LL.B.) (2003)


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese
  • Author, Recent Cases of Well-Known Trademarks in China, Proceedings of National Conference on Technology Law, 2011