Taiwan IPO starts issuing electronic patent and trademark certificates

Taiwan IPO starts issuing electronic patent and trademark certificates

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) will start allowing applications for electronic certificates for patents and trademarks on January 1, 2023. The following lists the relevant regulations: When paying the registration fee after January 1, 2023, applicants who get an approval decision from Taiwan IPO may ask for either electronic certificates or paper certificates. Additionally, candidates may take the following steps to apply for either an electronic certificate or a paper certificate: Patent: applying for issuance of a replacement or a [...]

Register Your Copyright in Taiwan

Register Your Copyright in Taiwan

Please note that the Copyright Act amendment promulgated on January 21, 1998, ended the copyright registration system and that as of January 23, 1998, the government agency in charge of copyright matters has not longer been receiving copyright registrations. As soon as original works of authorship are completed, they are protected by copyrights. Since Taiwan joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) on January 1, 2002, member nations are required by the WTO’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights [...]

Taiwan's Patent Act's enforcement rules will be amended

Taiwan’s Patent Act’s enforcement rules will be amended

Articles 67 and 80 of the Enforcement Rules of the Patent Act will be amended, according to a recent announcement from the Ministry of Economic Affairs Taiwan Intellectual Property Office. Streamlined processes for recording pledges According to the current version of Article 67, a patent certificate must be provided for the annotation to protect the pledgee’s rights when requesting recordation of pledge establishment of patent rights. However, in other nations, it is not necessary to annotate the promise recordation to the [...]

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Problems with the patent requirement in Taiwan

In Taiwan, the number of rejected patent applications for failing the non-obviousness requirement is skyrocketing in recent months. So, what is the Taiwan IP Office’s approach to the registration of an invention, and is it the main reason why there are so many rejected the patent application in recent times? As the world is developing rapidly since the beginning of the 21st century, many new inventions made by individuals, and organizations have also been created and publicized to the world. To [...]

Improve the Patent Linkage System in Taiwan

Improve the Patent Linkage System in Taiwan

Relevant legal adjustments have been undertaken in recent years to meet the regulatory standards of the CPTPP in order to promote Taiwan’s membership in the Comprehensive and Progress Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Intellectual property rights, in particular, have been identified as a high-priority topic for legal amendments. Taiwan proposed draft amendments to the Copyright Law, the Trademark Law, and the Patent Law at the start of 2022. It is planned to add Article 60-1 to clearly establish that the [...]

A New Interview Approach Develops Under Taiwan’s Patent System

A New Interview Approach Develops Under Taiwan’s Patent System

In Taiwan’s current patent process, personal interviews with examiners are regularly conducted at the request of applicants or patent attorneys. In general, a candidate’s desire for an interview must be expressed explicitly in a response when one is intended. However, in order to keep up with the rapid evolution of technology, the IP office is planning to incorporate a new interview technique known as the “IP Office-industry collaboration interview” into the current patent system, in which the examiner can start [...]

INTA published Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide, Unfair Competition Laws, Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee

INTA published Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide

On September 14, 2021, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC), Policy Subcommittee voted to approve a Board Resolution, prohibit various forms of unfair competition even though the national statutes or governing laws are diverse in nature. Specifically, the data in the Unfair Competition Quick Guide covers 24 countries, including those in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Sponsored by INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC) —Policy Subcommittee, the resolution focuses largely on obligations contained in the TRIPS Agreement and is a [...]

The 8th BPIP Annual Conference starts on October 25th 2021, Best Practices Intellectual Property

The 8th BPIP Annual Conference starts on October 25th, 2021

The 8th Best Practices Intellectual Property (BPIP) Annual Conference is about to be commenced on October 25th, 2021 in Sheraton Hotel, Tel Aviv. This conference will bring global decision-makers and international IP experts to Tel Aviv both physically and spiritually through the internet to discuss global issues on IP, trends, and legislation regarding IP matters. Participating in the virtual BPIP conference, brand owners and practitioners from across the world can get the latest update on IP matters in the world, [...]

Taiwan: Proposed amendment to allow music played in parks without constituting an infringement

Taiwan: Proposed amendment to allow music played in parks without constituting an infringement

After seven major amendments were passed at a Cabinet meeting on April 8, 2021, nowadays, playing music in Taiwan’s parks will no longer constitute an infringement of the Copyright Act. This change is the biggest development in the Copyright Act for over two decades. With these amendments, people will be able to play music on devices at parks without worrying about copyright infringement. Wendy Chu, a senior associate at Eiger in Taipei says that: “There have not been many lawsuits against [...]

Taiwan: TIPO proposes a change to the Patent Act

Taiwan recently suggests shortening the entire patent dispute proceedings in order to cope with other advanced countries like Germany, Japan, Korea, United States, etc. Specifically, In December 2020, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) recommended amending the Patent Act.  If the amendments are passed by the legislatures, a new reviewing body titled “the Patent and Trademark Reconsideration and Disputes Review Board” will have the authority to investigate patent invalidation proceedings. It means that the review board can question and deny [...]

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