Region: Taiwan

Examination overhaul is good news for applicants in Taiwan

Key revisions to patent examination guidelines signal a clear desire to streamline the patent application process and to make examination more straightforward for innovators.

28 September 2022

Enforcement rules of Taiwan’s Patent Act to be amended

Revisions to the rules will have the effect of simplifying procedures for recordation of pledges, as well as relaxing applications for re-issuance or renewal of patent certificates.

24 August 2022

Taiwan amends Copyright Act in set-up-box crackdown

The amendment aims for a hard line to be taken against illegal use of STBs, in a bid to protect copyright owners and prevent copyright infringement.

10 August 2022

Judicial Yuan announces draft amendments to the Intellectual Property Case Adjudication Act

New amendments encompass 40 new articles, alongside revisions to 41 others. They aim to enhance protection of trade secrets and strengthen communications between the IP Court and the IP Office, among other goals.

03 August 2022

Taiwan reinforces protections of core technologies and trade secrets

In a bid to prevent core technologies from being leaked to foreign competitors, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan has amended the National Security Act. However, the amendment raises questions about whether the development of domestic industries will be negatively affected.

20 July 2022

Taiwan’s IP office publishes translations of its most significant cases of the past five years

The TIPO has made so-called ‘classic’ trademark cases available on its website in English and Chinese. However, several judgments are pending, including one pertaining to the provision of designated services outside Taiwan.

22 June 2022

Taiwanese legislature passes amendments to manage CMOs

Revisions to the Copyright Collective Management Organisation Act aim to introduce greater transparency in managing CMOs, while also striving to improve their licensing efficiency with users.

01 June 2022

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