• A GREATER CHINA LOCAL FIRM
  • A GREATER CHINA LOCAL FIRM
  • A GREATER CHINA LOCAL FIRM
  • A GREATER CHINA LOCAL FIRM
  • A GREATER CHINA LOCAL FIRM
  • A GREATER CHINA LOCAL FIRM

PRACTICES

Mergers & Acquisitions/Global Investment
Choosing Acquisitions Targets, Planning the Method of Acquisition, Due Diligence, Financing Plans, Drafting, Consultation on M&A Laws

Technology Transfer / Intellectual Property Rights
We handle more than just legal issues complicated by modern technology; we go a step further with our ability to assist our clients in planning, arranging,and managing all aspects of intellectual property rights,including acquiring and transferring rights.

Media and Entertainment
Our attorneys understand the key value drivers in any media and entertainment transaction due to our possession of specialized knowledge and understanding of the uniqueness of the businesses in this industry.

Infrastructure Projects / Construction Laws
Preparation of bidding docs, construction contracts & contractual disputes

Employment Law
We understand an employment policy built on a thorough understanding of the related law is vital to business efficiency and profitability

Tobacco Industry Related Legal Issues
Our experience the tobacco industry includes legislation and regulation lobbying and advice.

Capitel Market / Securities
Commercial, Securities & Investment Banking

General Corporate Affairs
Recruitment and Employment, Contract Drafting, Contract Review and Advice, Customer Complains and Litigation, Consultation in Legal Issues Related to Business Operations

Dispute Resolution
Our experienced attorneys, including former judges and present arbitrator, evaluate our clients' potential liability and detect possible issues before they become problematic.

Competition Law
We are able to apply our knowledge and experience to help our clients ensure that their business strategies and transactions conform to competition laws in the required jurisdictions and that their interested are safeguarded.

Environmental Protection Law
Our experience in this area not only helps our client prevent the environmental liability but foresee the business opportunity alone with the future environment protection trend.

International Trade Laws
Representing clients in dealing with proceedings initiated by jurisdictions including Argentina, Brazil, Thailand, Poland, Canada, E.U., India, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and the U.S.A.

Maritime Law
We are highly skilled in this field of law, having acquired extensive knowledge and experience resolving substantial cases for our clients.

Trade Mark Registration
1.Trademarks 2.Certification Marks 3.Collective Membership Marks 4.Collective Trademarks

Patent Registration/Prosecution
Patent application, prosecution, re-examination, invalidation, appeal and administrative suits, infringement opinion and patent research, Patent Litigation.

Biomedical
Represent our clients for patent filing, patent protection, and patent licensing in the Greater China Area.

Energy Service
Participate in the proposed legislation of laws for Taiwan energy service industry and render our opinions to the energy service industry.

Tax
We assist our clients in accomplishing their business or personal objectives with maximum tax efficiencies and minimum tax exposures.

OFFICES

Taipei, Taiwan
Tel: (886 2) 2378 5780

Fax: (886 2) 2378 5781

Shanghai, China
Tel: (86 21) 6288 2988
Fax: (86 21) 6288 2989

Beijing, China
Tel: (86 10) 8306 5860
Fax: (86 10) 8306 5861

E-mail : lawtec@leetsai.com
www.leetsai.com

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Firm's News

[Major Case] - Lee, Tsai & Partners wins First Instance in IP Court for Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. against Bank of Taipei
The firm, on behalf of Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. ("Taipei Fubon Bank"), filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against "Bank of Taipei" to stop it from using "Bank of Taipei" as its trademark, corporate name and domain name. On January 30, 2015, the first instance of the IP Court announced that Bank of Taipei shall cease using "Bank of Taipei" as its trademark, corporate name, and domain name.

[Speech Engagement] - Jaclyn Tsai was invited by the Institute for Information Industry to speak at the Forum on How the Government May Shift to Digital Management on "Law and Policy Thinking in the Digital Era" on November 30, 2016.

[Public Interest Works] - Jaclyn Tsai has accepted the New Taipei City Government's offer to serve as a member of the "New Taipei City Government International Affairs Committee" on November 29, 2016. Her term will end on December 24, 2018.

[Speech Engagement] - Jaclyn Tsai was invited by the Taiwan Technology Industry Legal Officers Association to moderate the 2016 US-China-Taiwan Applied FinTech and Intellectual Property Management Forum on November 21, 2016.

[Speech Engagement] - Jaclyn Tsai was invited by TEDxTainan to speak on "Different Opinions, Common Future" at the annual TEDxTainan meeting on November 20, 2016.

[Speech Engagement] - Jaclyn Tsai was invited by the Financial Engineering Association of Taiwan to speak on "Developing FinTech Business Opportunities" at the 2016 FinTech Discussion Forum Session 2 convened by the Financial Engineering Association of Taiwan on November 19, 2016.

[Article Publication] - Jaclyn Tsai and Sean Liu published an article titled "Closed Companies and Investments in Start-ups in Practice " in the 13th issue of the BOD Review magazine for September 2016.

[Speech Engagement] - Jaclyn Tsai accepted an invitation from the Taiwan M&A and Private Equity Council (MAPECT) to speak at a directors' and supervisors' luncheon on October 19, 2016 regarding "What Can We Do When the Government Machinery Breaks Down?"

[Speech Engagement] - Jaclyn Tsai accepted an invitation from TEDxTaoyuan to speak at the TEDxTaoyuanSalon on October 16, 2016 regarding "Legal Risk Planning at the Early Stages of a Startup"

[Article Publication] - Lee, Tsai and Partners and Mayer Brown JSM co-authored and co-published the "Asia Employment Law Quarterly Review for the third quarter of 2016".

[Forum Discussion] - Chung-Teh Lee, Esq., Jaclyn Tsai, Esq. and Melanie Lo, Esq. participated in the 2016 Force Meeting held in Vienna, Austria from October 7-8, 2016.

[Speech Engagement] - Jaclyn Tsai talked about "vTaiwan as a communication platform for the harmonization of virtual world law" at the Readie Policy Summit - Digital, Done Better event held in Berlin on October 11, 2016 at the invitation of the Nesta Foundation.

[Forum Discussion] - The Department of Business Administration of Soochow University invited Jaclytn Tsai to be a panel speaker at the "Finance and Economics Forum - The Financial Supervision Sandbox" event on October 5, 2016.

[Forum Discussion] - The Taipei Computer Association invited Jaclyn Tsai to be the moderator for the "The Establishment of a Legal Environment for the Digital Economy in Taiwan" forum event on September 30, 2016.

[Speech Engagement] - Jaclyn Tsai talked about "Work-Life Balance for Women in Cyber World" as the keynote speaker at the Conclusive Meeting of Innovation for Women and Economic Development Project- an APEC Cross-Fora meeting on PPWE and HRDWG CBN on September 7, 2016 at the invitation of the Gender Equality Committee of the Executive Yuan.

[Forum Discussion] - The Taiwan Institute of Directors invited Jaclyn Tsai to be a panel speaker at the " 'Af' - Equality and Leadership on the Board of Directors " session of the Annual Forum of TWIOD on September 6, 2016.

[Media Interview] - The News Lens interviewed Jaclyn Tsai on August 4, 2016 under the title of "Is Uber hiding behind the flag of 'Shared Economy'? Former Minister Without Portfolio Jaclyn Tsai says that they may not refuse to bear legal responsibility in the name of creativity.

[Speech Engagement] - The Institution of Information Industry invited Jaclyn Tsai to give a speech on "The Harmonization and Application of Virtual World Law" for the Executive Yuan Interdisciplinary Management Personnel Training on July 1, 2016 and July 15, 2016.

[Forum Discussion] - The National Communications Commission invited Jaclyn Tsai to be the keynote speaker for the Five Convergence Law Forum on June 18, 2016.

[Media Interview] - iThome Online interviewed Jaclyn Tsai on May 31, 2016 regarding "vTaiwan's Realization of Cooperation Between the Public and the Private Spheres in Drafting Virtual World Law"

[Article Publication] - Lee, Tsai and Partners and Mayer Brown JSM co-authored and co-published the "Asia Employment Law Quarterly Review for the second quarter of 2016".

[Article Publication] - Lee, Tsai and Partners and Mayer Brown JSM co-authored and co-published the "A Globall Guide to Background Checks - Asia ".

[Article Publication] - Lee, Tsai and Partners and Mayer Brown JSM co-authored and co-published the "Asia Employment Law Quarterly Review for the first quarter of 2016".

[Forum Discussion] - Melanie Lo Esq. participated in the 2015 Force Meeting held in Philadelphia from October 16~17, 2015.

[Speech Engagement] - Jaime Cheng moderated a panel on "Open Source Software" at the IPBA Conference in Kuala Lumpur. [April 16, 2016]

[Speech Engagement] - Elizabeth Pai spoke on "Hot Topics in Employment Law in Asia Pacific: Taiwan" at the Employment Law Alliance Meeting and Client Seminar in conjunction with the IPBA Conference in Kuala Lumpur. [April 12, 2016]

[Article Publication] - Lee, Tsai and Partners and Employee Law Alliance co-authored and co-published "When Employees Leave - What Employers in Asia/Pacific Need to Know about Protecting Company Rights and Confidential Information" for the Asia/Pacific region.

[Speech Engagement] - Elizabeth Pai and Jonathan Chao spoke at a webinar held by the Employment Law Alliance on "What Employers in the Asia/Pacific Need to Know about Monitoring Employee Off-Duty Conduct and Use of Social Media" . [February 25, 2016]

[Speech Engagement] - Elizabeth Pai spoke on the topic "Taiwan: Trends in Using Dispatched Employees" at the Employment Seminar (Labor and Employment Trends Around the Region in 180 Minutes) held by the Employment Law Alliance. [May 6, 2015]

[Speech Engagement] - Jaime Cheng spoke on the Big Data Panel at the IPBA's 2015 annual meeting.

[Seminar] - Lee, Tsai & Partners hosted a seminar "Common Legal Issues for Start-Up Companies" for entrepreneurs to understand the legal services required in establishing startups. (2015/4/22)

[Speech Engagement] - The Taipei Bar Association invited Salina Chen to present "Case Studies on Relief Declarations and Related Issues (I) - An Action to Request an Expression of Intent" on April 27, 2015.

[Major Case] - Lee, Tsai & Partners successfully defended IntervalZero, Inc. ("IntervalZero") and its legal representative in a business infringement action filed by Advantech Co., Ltd. ("Advantech"). Advantech alleged that IntervalZero and its legal representative tortiously interfered with Advantech's business by asserting that Advantech was not a licensed distributor of IntervalZero's RTX software products, and that the RTX software products in its inventory were unlicensed and illegal. The judge issued the opinion on February 16, 2015 and dismissed all of Advantech's claims.

[Publication] - Jaime Cheng & Emily Chueh, co-authored to Taiwan Chapter of the Global Privacy and Security Law Handbook http://www.globalprivacybook.com/.

[Major Case] - Lee, Tsai & Partners acted as legal advisors to Chime Ball Technology Co., Ltd. in the technology transfer and acquisition of 19 patents and other assets from Maskless Lithography Inc. for a total value of US$7.95 million (2014.12 )

[Publication] -Jaime Cheng & Emily Chueh, co-authored PLC - Data protection in Taiwan: overview http://uk.practicallaw.com/5-578-3485?.

[Major Case]- Lee, Tsai & Partners wins First Instance in IP Court for Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. against Bank of Taipei
The firm, on behalf of Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. ("Taipei Fubon Bank"), filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against "Bank of Taipei" to stop it from using "Bank of Taipei" as its trademark, corporate name and domain name. On January 30, 2015, the first instance of the IP Court announced that Bank of Taipei shall cease using "Bank of Taipei" as its trademark, corporate name, and domain name.

[Press Release] - Lee, Tsai & Partners wins Supreme Court Appeal for Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. against Greater Taipei Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. The firm, on behalf of Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. ("Taipei Fubon Bank"), filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Greater Taipei Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. ("Greater Taipei Bank", a.k.a "Bank of Taipei") to stop it from using "Greater Taipei" as its corporate name. On May 7, 2013, Supermen Court overruled the appeal brought by Greater Taipei Bank, and the decision becomes final that Greater Taipei Bank shall cease using "Greater Taipei" as its corporate name.

[Major Case] - "Lee, Tsai & Partners acted as the Taiwanese legal advisers to Macquarie Capital Group Limited as to Taiwan laws in respect of an offering and listing of all of the units of a business trust, Asian Pay Television Trust ("APTT") on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. APTT will be managed by Macquarie APTT Management Pte. Limited, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Macquarie Capital Group Limited. In this project, Lee, Tsai & Partners conducted legal due diligence on the onshore companies of Taiwan Broadband Communications Group (the Taiwan subsidiaries of the APTT), reviewed and advised on the prospectus in relation to the provisions of Taiwan laws, assisted Singapore legal counsels in providing responses to various queries/comments from the Singapore Exchange and provided legal opinions as to Taiwan laws." (2012.11~2013.5)

[Speech Engagement] - Litigation Strategies and Handling Mechanisms for Antitrust Cases - perspectives from the US antitrust cases regarding the Aftermarket Auto Lights Industry (2013/01, Taiwan Fair Trade Commission)

[Honory Awards] - Lee, Tsai & Partners is awarded the "Government Procurement Law Firm of the Year in China" by CorporateINTL (2012/08)

[Honory Awards] - Lee, Tsai & Partners is awarded the "Full Service Law Firm of the Year in Taiwan" by CorporateINTL (2012/08)

[Honory Awards] - Lee, Tsai & Partners is awarded the "Public Procurement Law Firm of the Year in Taiwan" by CorporateINTL (2012/08)

[Honory Awards] - Lee, Tsai & Partners is awarded the "2012 Law Firm of the Year in Taiwan" by CorporateINTL (2012/02)

[Speech Engagement] - Research and case study on the Dispute Review Board (DRB) System as adopted by Taiwan – The Taiwan High-Speed Rail Case (2012/5/18, CECI Engineering Consultants, Inc. Taiwan)

[Forum Discussion] - Maxine Chiang Esq. and Jaime Cheng Esq. participated in the 22nd Inter-Pacific Bar Association Annual Meeting & Conference from February 28, 2012 to March 4, 2012. (201202)

[Forum Discussion] - The Workshop on Women's Development of the Taiwan International Corporation and Development Fund visited LTP on August 12, 2011. (2011/08)

[Press Release] - Lee, Tsai & Partners wins Intellectual Property Court Appeal for Fubon Financial Holding Co., Ltd. and Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. (2011/11)

[Pro Bono Activities] - Senior Partner Dr. Chung-Teh Lee sits on the 6th Coordination Committee of High Speed Rail ("HSR") (2011/9)

[Honory Awards] - Lee, Tsai & Partners is the winner of the 2011 Global Award of the "Law Firm of the Year in Taiwan". (2011/08)

[Honory Awards] - Lee, Tsai and Partners is awarded the Eddie Chou Memorial Award by Taiwan MPS Society.(201105)

[Speech Engagement] - Putting ECFA into Practice – Strategic Thinking of Multinational Corporations in Taiwan Post ECFA (2011/2/17, European Chamber of Commerce Taipei)

[International Annual Conference] - The Force II Conference in New Orleans, USA (2010/11)

[Speech Engagement] - Research and Analysis on Cases regarding the Dispute Review Board (DRB) System Adopted by Taiwan – The Taiwan High Speed Rail Case (2010/11/17, The Arbitration Association of the R.O.C.)

[Press Release] - Awarded the "Chambers Asia Award for Excellence 2010" by Chambers and Partners; Embracing Business Opportunities Brought by ECFA; LTP Beijing Office Launched (2010/10, Commercial Times)

[Article Publication] - Taiwan attracts more investors with signing of the ECFA (201007-08, China Law & Practice)

[Article Publication] - Keeping track of the new Personal Data Protection Act (201007-08, China Law & Practice)

[Article Publication] - Clean Technology in Taiwan: An Overview of its Policies (201006, IPBA Journal)

[Speech Engagement] - on June 7, 2010, Senior Partner Dr. Chung-Teh Lee was invited to the Importers & Exporters Association of Taipei to deliver the speech "the Draft of the Alcohol Hazards Prevention Act from the Perspective of the Way in which the Tobacco Hazards Prevention Control Act Is Implemented"

[International Annual Conference] - Inter-Pacific Bar Assocation 20th Annual Conference (2010/05)

[Honory Awards] - Lee, Tsai & Partners is recognized as Taiwan Law Firm of the Year and awarded the "Chambers Asia Award for Excellence 2010" by Chambers and Partners (2010/05)

[Forum Discussion] - Sharing of Experiences Among Coprorate Attorneys (2010/04, Corporate Attorney Alliance Committee of the Taipei Bar Association)

[Article Publication] - The Administration of the Prevention and Control of Pollution to the Marine Environment by Vessels (2010/04, INBLF Posting)

[Speech Engagement] - A discussion on the practical and legal aspects of theTechnology Development Program (2010/04, Chinese Association for Industrial Techonology Advancement)

[Article Publication] - China's Ministry of Commerce Levying Anti-dumping Duties on U.S. Chicken Products (2010/03, INBLF Posting)

[International Annual Conference] - INBLF First Asian Summit (2010/01, INBLF)

[Speech Engagement] - Product Design vs. Intellectual Property Rights (2010/01, Transworld Institute of Technology)

[Visit] - Visits by the Fujian Province Bar Association and the Cross-Strait Exchange and Development Foundation (2009/12)

[Forum Discussion] - A practical discussion on the cross-strait cooperation on investment-an analysis on the cross-strait corporate M&A activities (2009/12, Taiwan M&A and Private Equity Council)

[Forum Discussion] - Seminar on US Antitrust Law - Local Law Firm's Role in US Antitrust Cases (2009/12, Lee, Tsai & Partners Attorneys-at-Law)

[International Annual Conference] - Asian Patent Attorneys Association (2009/11)

[Press Interviews] - China Money (2009/11, Business Weekly)

[Visit] - Beijing Private Equity Association & Taiwan M&A and Private Equity Council (2009/11)

[Forum Discussion] - The 1st "MAPECT Cross-Strait Forum"; the new era in cross-strait cooperation-discussion on the investment opportunity for private equity based on the current M&A status (2009/11, Taiwan M&A and Private Equity Council/Beijing Private Equity Association)

[Forum Discussion] - The Cross-Strait TV discussion panel for the 2009 Taipei Television Day-the 14th Cross-Strait Panel Discussion and Television Culture Exchange and Cooperation (2009/09, Visual & Audio Production Association of Taipei)

[Press Interviews] - Private Equity's favorite: the small size traditional businesses (2009/08, Commercial Times)

[Speech Engagement] - Copyright Protection for Artwork (2009/08, Tunghai University Innovation and Incubation Center)

[Speech Engagement] - Copyright Issues on the Internet (2009/06, Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan)

[International Annual Conference] - Inter-Pacific Bar Assocation 20th Annual Conference (2009/05)

[Speech Engagement] - Discussion on Framework of Cross-Strait Economic Cooperation (2009/03, Taiwan Technology Industry Legal Officers Association, March seminar)

[Speech Engagement] - The Closure of Factories and Layoff of Employees by Corporation during the Financial Crisis (2009/03, Taiwan Technology Industry Legal Office Association)

[Speech Engagement] - The Measures Adopted by the Chinese Government in Response to the Financial Crisis (2009/03, Taiwan Technology Industry Legal Officers Association)

[Article Publication] - Misunderstanding and Erroneous Analysis when Applying for Patent Rights (2009/02, Commercial Times)

[Article Publication] - The Fair Trade Commission's Duty to Maintain Free Competition in the Market (2009/01, Commercial Times)

[Speech Engagement] - Era of Digital Convergence, Application of Television Programming Across Different Platforms, and Copyright Related Issues (2008/12, Public Television Service)

[Article Publication] - the Private Purchase and Transfer of Negotiable Securities (2008/12, Commercial Times)

[Article Publication] - the Security and Exchange Act Should Increase the Criminal Liability of a Company's Board Members, Supervisors, and Managers (2008/11, Commercial Times)

[Article Publication] - Resolution of Bidding Dispute under PRC Government Procurement Law (2008/11, Commercial Times)

[Discuss Forum] - The Lee, Tsai & Partners 10th Anniversary Cocktail Reception (2008/10)

[International Annual Conference] - the Inter-Pacific Bar Assocation 21th Annual Conference (2008/05)

[Public Interest Works] - Providing pro bono legal services to CNEX Foundation Limited (2008 ~)

[International Annual Conference] - Hosting the Force Autumn Conference in Shanghai, China (2007/10)

[Public Interest Works] - Providing pro bono legal services to the Youth Career Development Association (2003 ~)

[Public Interest Works] - Acting as the honorary law firm of the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs (2000 ~)

[Public Interest Works] - Providing pro bono legal services to Rhythms Monthly (2000 ~)

[Public Interest Works] - Providing pro bono legal services to Tzu Chi Jing-Si Publication (2000 ~)

[Public Interest Works] - Providing pro bono legal services to DaAi Television (2000 ~)

[Public Interest Works] - Providing pro bono legal services to the Taiwan Foundation for Rare Disorders (1999 ~)

NEWS
*Whether a mark is a famous mark should be determined based on the general perception of relevant enterprises or consumers within the territories of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
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*In case of a penal disposition rendered by civil servants who exercise government authority in the discharge of their responsibilities based on uncertain legal concepts and their expertise associated
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*A police agency's comparison between the personal data about citizens found and inspected in controlled inappropriate establishments and the database of police officers to ascertain the disciplinary c
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*When individuals request an administrative agency to remove their personal information, it is permitted not to delete the personal information if the specific purposes of collecting personal informati
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*Workers who unilaterally extend working hours without their employer's approval shall not claim overtime payment from their employer (Taiwan)
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*The primary complaint of patients shall be specified on medical records or excerpts of medical records, which is a necessary component of correct medical procedure undertaken by medical practitioners
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*The statute of limitation for claiming overtime pay for unutilized leave by janitors of administrative agencies and public schools is five years (Taiwan)
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*To accommodate the development of financial technologies and to safeguard employees' rights and interests, securities firms are required to set aside a special reserve to address the transitional need
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*The Fair Trade Commission prescribed the Standard for Applying Article 64 of the Fair Trade Law (Taiwan)
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*For damage in the form of delayed completion which is not attributable to the project owner and contractor, the interest of both parties and the amount of such damage, which are related to factors a c
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*Since the plummet of the prices of commodities and construction materials in Taiwan as a result of the financial tsunami was not foreseeable or avoidable when the contract was executed, the principle
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*The record date for a company's declaration of dividends should not be set within the period in which dissenting shareholders may request buyback under Article 12, Paragraph 2 of the Business Mergers
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*Originality and creativity in the reporting of facts of a news report is protected under the Copyright Law (Taiwan)
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*Since it is predictable that using pictures downloaded from the Internet may involve copyright issues, an actor should conduct proper verification to avoid copyright infringement
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