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Introduction to Patent System in Taiwan

Taiwan has its own patent system and patent laws. And the patent application authorized by the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) does not automatically obtain protection in Taiwan. Therefore, if a person wants to obtain protection in Taiwan, he/she needs to submit a patent application to the Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan. Besides, since Taiwan is not a contract zone of the PCT Patent Cooperation Treaty, the applicant can only file a patent application in Taiwan directly or file a patent application claiming priority through the Paris Convention; that is, the application should be filed within 12 months from the earliest priority date (for the invention and utility model) or within 6 months (for design). Continue Reading

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