FAQ: Trademark

Q1 What are the benefits of registering a trademark ? Taiwan employs a registration system for trademark protection.  A registered trademark entitles the trademark owner to have exclusive rights to: use the trademark for the designated goods or services specified in the registration; license the trademark to others; and exclude others from registering an identical…

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Law & Regulation Development 2019

Outline of Law & Regulation Development 2019 Enlarging Applicable Scope and Deadline for Filing Divisional Applications after Grant. Enhancing Efficiency of Invalidation Proceedings. Modifying permissible periods to file a post-grant amendment request and way of examination for a utility model patent. Extending Design Patent Term from 12 years to 15 years. 1. Enlarging Applicable Scope…

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FAQ: Patent

Q1 How many types of patents exist in ROC? There are three types of patents, including invention, utility model, and design patent. Q2 What languages may I use for filing a patent application? The application form must be written in traditional Chinese characters. The description, claim(s) and drawing(s) can be filed in Arabic, English, French,…

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Trademark Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney, signed by applicant. 10 specimens of the mark. Each specimen should be clear and in the size range between 5×5 cm and 8×8 cm. The specimens of the mark may be prepared on our side unless the mark is in color or its constituting words or characters are in a special script,…

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DEPOSIT OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL

In applying for an invention patent involving a biological material, the applicant shall deposit the biological material in a local deposit institute designated by the Taiwanese IPO, unless the biological material involved can be easily obtained by persons skilled in the art or the biological material has been deposited in a foreign deposit institute recognized…

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FILING REQUIREMENTS

To obtain an effective filing date, following listed documents are required.  However, FACSIMILE copies of all the documents can practically be used upon filing. Specification; Claims; Abstract; Drawings; Name and address of the inventor(s), name and address of the applicant(s).  If the applicant is a company, name of the representative(s) is also required; Title of…

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CLAIMING FOR CONVENTION PRIORITY

Taiwan has been a member of WTO since Jan. 1st, 2002.  By virtue of National Treatment, each member of WTO is entitled to the benefit of claiming priority for the patent applications submitted to other WTO member countries.

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DURATION

When a patent application (Invention, Utility Model or Design) is allowed, the applicant must pay the issue fee and the first annuity within three months following the receipt date of the allowance decision.  After the issue fee and the first annuity have been paid, the application is published and patent right is granted from the…

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