Global Intellectual Property Center

Taiwan

Taiwan

Primary Sources

  • Accelerated Examination Program (AEP) (2013)
  • Copyright Act (2016)
  • Copyright Collective Management Organization Act (2013)
  • Directions Defining the Content of the Subparagraphs of Paragraph 3 of Article 80-2 of the Copyright Act (2013)
  • Enforcement Rules of the Patent Act (2016)
  • Enforcement Rules of the Trademark Act (2016)
  • Enforcement/Interpretations Guidelines for the Copyright Act, promulgated on September 1, 2004 (2013)
  • Examination Guidelines for the Protection of Well-known Trademarks under Subparagraph 11 of Paragraph 1 of Article 30 of the Trademark Act (2014)
  • Examination Guidelines on Certification Marks, Collective Trademarks and Collective Membership Marks (2014)
  • Examination Guidelines on Distinctiveness of Trademarks (2014)
  • Examination Guidelines on Likelihood of Confusion (2014)
  • Examination Guidelines on Non-Traditional Trademarks (2014)
  • Fair Trade Act (2015)
  • Fair Trade Commission Disposal Directions (Guidelines) on Technology Licensing Arrangements (2015)
  • Implementation Regulations for Customs to Detain Articles Infringing the Rights in the Trademark (2014)
  • Implementation Regulations for Suspension of Release of Goods Infringing on Copyright or Plate Rights by Customs Authorites (2013)
  • Implementation Regulations for Suspension of Release of Goods Infringing on Copyright or Plate Rights by Customs Authorities (2013)
  • Notice on the Use of Registered Trademarks (2014)
  • Operational Points on Hearings for Trademark Dispute Cases (2014)
  • Operational Points on Submitting a Proposal for Invalidation of a Trademark Registration by Trademark Examiners (2014)
  • Organization Regulations for the Copyright Regulatory and Mediation Board of the Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs (2013)
  • Patent Act (2014)
  • Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) (2013)
  • Regulations for Application Fee Concerning Licensing of Works for the Use of Works of Unknown Owner of Copyrights (2013)
  • Regulations for Application Fee Concerning Registration of Pledges of Copyright (2013)
  • Regulations for Fees Charged for Copyright Collective Management Organizations (2013)
  • Regulations for Ratifying Patent Term Extension (2014)
  • Regulations for Reduction and Exemption of Patent Annuities (2016)
  • Regulations for the Deposit of Biological Material for Patent Application (2015)
  • Regulations Governing Application for Approval of Compulsory License of Musical Works and Royalties for Use Thereof (2013)
  • Regulations Governing Application for Approval of License of Works of unknown Owner of Copyrights and Royalties for Use Thereof (2013)
  • Regulations Governing Customs Detaining Goods Suspected of Patent Infringement (2014)
  • Regulations Governing Customs Measures in Protecting the Rights and Interests of Trademark (2014)
  • Regulations Governing Implementation of ISP Civil Liability Exemption (2013)
  • Regulations Governing Invention and Creation Awards (2015)
  • Regulations Governing On-the-job Training of Patent Attorney and Patent Agent (2016)
  • Regulations Governing Submission of Foreign Language Application Documents (2016)
  • Regulations Governing the Implementation of Filing Patent Applications and Services by Electronic Means (2015)
  • Regulations Governing the Implementation of Filing Trademark Applications and Services by Electronic Means (2015)
  • Regulations of Copyright Dispute Mediation (2013)
  • Regulations of Patent Fees (2016)
  • Standards for Application Fees Related to Copyright Affairs (2013)
  • Standards for Compensation for Fair Use of Works in Paragraph Four, Article 47 of the Copyright Act (2013)
  • Standards of Trademark Fees (2012)
  • The Illustrated Contents of Each Kind of Works in Paragraph 1, Article 5 of the Copyright Act (2013)
  • Trade Secrets Act (2013)
  • Trademark Act (2016)

Secondary Sources

  • Asia IP (2015), “Expediting Substantive Examination of Taiwanese Invention Patent Applications”, 2/26/2015
  • Chen, C. (2015), “Taking unfair advantage of trademarks: parasitism and free riding: Q245: Taiwan”, AIPPI, 6/15/2015
  • Chen, S. (2010), “Comparison of National Innovation Systems in China, Taiwan, and Singapore: Is Bayh-Dole One-Size that Fits All?”, Tomorrow’s Technology Transfer, Winter/Spring 2010
  • China IPR SME Helpdesk (2014), “IP Factsheet: Taiwan”
  • China Law & Practice, “”MediaTek interview: Targeting trade secrets and the courts – Taiwan Focus””, 1/23/2015
  • Conventus Law (2016), “Taiwan Copyright Evolution — Important Changes On The Way”, 4/4/2016
  • Fu, J. & Tseng, J. (2013), “Snapsot of the Guidelines for Technology Licensing Arrangements of Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission”, K&L Gates
  • Giant Group (2016), “Public hearing on draft amendment to Patent Examination Guideline for Post-Grant Amendment”, 11/7/2016
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  • IAM (2015), “International report – IP Rights Police measures for dealing with online copyright infringement”, 8/19/2015
  • IAM (2015), “International report – Protection for well-known marks expanded”, 1/14/2015
  • IAM (2015), “International report – Recent changes in Taiwanese patent practice”, 8/26/2015
  • ICLG (2016), “Taiwan – Copyright 2016”
  • ICLG (2016), “Taiwan – Patents 2016”
  • ICLG (2016), “Taiwan – Trademarks 2016”
  • InfoShare Tech Law Office (2012), “Copyright Fair Use Case Analysis Series – Taiwan High Court Taichung Branch 95 annual WISE word No. 6 (1)”
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  • Lexology (2015), “”E-filing system for intellectual property-related administrative litigation commenced on July 20, 2015″”, 7/29/2015
  • Lexology (2015), “Examination of post-grant amendment of utility model patents and how to make such amendment”, 7/29/2015
  • Lexology (2015), “Fair Trade Act no longer protects registered trademarks”, 3/30/2015
  • Lexology (2016), “Taiwan Proposes Copyright Act Amendment to Govern Orphan Work”, 1/1/2016
  • Lexology (2016), “TIPO Proposed to Amend IP Laws Echoing Trans-Paci c Partnership Agreement”, 8/5/2016
  • Lexology, 2015), “Do you know where you’re going to? Patent linkage proposals raise debate”, 4/22/2015
  • Lin, G. & Feingold, R. (2015), “Taiwan Trade Secrets Protection: TSMC & Samsung Dispute”, AmerAsia Lawyer’s Magazine
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  • Managing IP (2014), “Taiwan: Copyright Act Amended”, 3/28/2014
  • Mandarin IP (2016), “Taiwan Patent Act Amended, Extending Grace Period to 12 Months”, 8/30/2016
  • Neumeyer, C. (2013), “Battling Trade Secret Theft in Taiwan”, IP Watchdog, 9/3/2013
  • PCWorld, “TSMC wins case in trade secret battle with Samsung”, 8/26/2015
  • Peets, L. & Young, M. (2007), “Is the exception becoming the rule?”, Patent World, Iss.195, Sept 2007
  • TIPO (2013), Quarterly Report on Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Rights Protection, October-December 2013
  • TIPO (2015), “IPR Trends Q1 2015: Patent and Trademark Statistics”, 6/2/2015
  • TIPO (2015), “Processing Status for Examination of Invention Patent Applications”, 4/30/2015
  • TIPO (2016), “Executive Yuan passes Trademark Act draft amendment to facilitate Taiwan’s TPP accession and stay current with the Criminal Code’s new confiscation provision”, 8/8/2016
  • Tsai & Tsai (2014), “TIPO published patent statistics for Q1 2014”, Lexology, 6/30/2014
  • Tsai & Tsai (2016), “Amendments to Patent Act, Trademark Act and Copyright Act in preparation for TPP”, Lexology, 8/9/2016
  • Tsai, C.H. (2013), “THE TRADEMARK/DOMAIN NAME PROTECTION WAR: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE U.S., UDRP AND TAIWANESE LAW”, John Marshall Law School
  • Tsai, R.S. (2015), “Defense of prior trademark use in good faith exclusively for use in Taiwan”, Lexology, 7/29/2015
  • Wang & Wang (2016), “Copyright Law in Taiwan”
  • Winkler Partners, “Future of Trademarks in Taiwan Discussed at INTA Roundtable”, 9/20/2010
  • Wu, S. & Fang, D. (2015), “Patent linkage in Taiwan: Walking on eggshells”, World Intellectual Property Review, 5/1/2015
  • Yang, S. (2015), “TAIWAN: Extended Protection for Famous Marks”, INTA Bulletin, Vol.70, N0.5, 3/1/2015