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Taiwan Patent Grace Period Extended Feb 10, 2017

Recently, the legislature passed amendments related to grace period in the Patent Act; that are, extending the grace period from six months to twelve months and deleting the obligation to the claim grace period while filing. 

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Taiwan Green Energy Patent Trend Analysis in recent ten years Feb 10, 2017

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office releases a report referring to green energy patent application and the distribution of IPC of the green energy patents from 2005 to 2015. This report focuses on seven major green energy industries in Taiwan...

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Judgement relevant to pure functional characteristics of Design patent in Taiwan Feb 10, 2017

Legal Context:Taiwan Patent Article 124(1):「A design patent shall not be granted in respect of the shape of an article solely dictated by its function」...

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IP Trend of Third Quarter of 2016 in Taiwan Announcement by TIPO Dec 10, 2016

Regarding patent applications during the third quarter of 2016, the total amount of patent applications in Taiwan including three types of patent reach 18,121 and have increased by 0.34% compared to the same period of last year...

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2016 National Invention and Creation Award hosted by TIPO Dec 10, 2016

After four months examination, the Ministry of Economic Affairs Intellectual Property Office has selected 44 outstanding patents from 474 selected cases. Among them, many patents are jointly developed by industry, academy and research institute...

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Whether the decision of an invalidation action against a patent can be the reason for appealing for retrial according to the Code of Civil Procedure? Dec 10, 2016

Taiwan Code of Civil Procedure article 496(11):「Except where the party has filed an appeal to assert the ground for a review or has failed to assert such ground known to him/her, a rehearing action may be initiated to request a review...

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2016 Taiwan-EU Seminar on Trade Secrets Oct 11, 2016

2016 Taiwan-EU seminar on trade secrets is held on September 21 by TIPO, EETO, and EBRC. Several European organization officials, including DG Trade Policy Officer Jorg Weberndorfer of the European Commission, Head Prosecutor Jan Østergarrd from...

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China Trademark Office Document and Information Management Department Aiding Trademark Registration Reformation Oct 11, 2016

Since April, 2016, the Document and Information Management Department of Trademark Office of PRC promotes several self-consciousness for varying and enhancing the working attitude and efficiency, aiming at promoting trademark registration reformation...

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Non-Qualified Patent Attorneys Rectification by SIPO Oct 11, 2016

For standardizing the business practicing of patent attorneys, establishing a better patent agency practicing environment, protecting the right of creativity entity, and increasing the quality of patent right application management...

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Criteria of Patent Invalidation Oct 11, 2016

A patent owner files a patent application “Automatic Switcher” to TIPO, which is approved after examination. An invalidation requester files an invalidation application with foreign text evidence which is a Japanese patent application publication...

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