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The important amendments on the enforcement rules of the Patent Act which will be effective on January 1, 2013

Taiwan - December 18 2012 The new Patent Act will be effective as of January 1, 2013 and the Enforcement Rules of the Patent Act will be also effective on the same day

Trademark

Taiwan - June 4 2012 According to Article 23 I (13) of the Trademark Act, a trademark application shall be rejected if the proposed trademark is identical or similar to a registered trademark or a proposed trademark of a preceding application that is designated for use on identical or similar goods or services thereof and hence likely to cause confusion to relevant consumers

The TIPO published an advance announcement of the draft of “Regulations for Governing the Foreign Language Documents” on May 17, 2012

Taiwan - June 4 2012 According to Article 145 of the draft amendment to the Patent Act passed by the Legislative Yuan on November 29, 2011, the competent authority shall promulgate regulations governing the limitation of the foreign language documents submitted in accordance with Paragraph 3 of Article 25, Paragraph 3 of Article 106, and Paragraph 3 of Article 125

The principles for dealing with the Article 32 III of the current Trademark Act

Taiwan - December 18 2012 According to Article 32 III of the current Trademark Act which was entered into force on July 01, 2012, where an applicant has unintentionally failed to pay the fee within the period prescribed in the preceding paragraph, the applicant may pay double within six months from the day following the date on which the prescribed period expires, in which case the Registrar Office will publish the registration

Principles to deal with the patent matters during the transition stage from the former Patent Act to the amended One

Taiwan - February 1 2013 The amended Patent Act was promulgated on December 21, 2011 by President Order and has been entered into force on January 01, 2013. Therefore, the

Principles to deal with the patent matters during the transition stage from the former Patent Act to the amended One

Taiwan - February 1 2013 The amended Patent Act was promulgated on December 21, 2011 by President Order and has been entered into force on January 01, 2013. Therefore, the

The important amendments on the enforcement rules of the Patent Act which will be effective on January 1, 2013

Taiwan - December 18 2012 The new Patent Act will be effective as of January 1, 2013 and the Enforcement Rules of the Patent Act will be also effective on the same day

The principles for dealing with the Article 32 III of the current Trademark Act

Taiwan - December 18 2012 According to Article 32 III of the current Trademark Act which was entered into force on July 01, 2012, where an applicant has unintentionally failed to pay the fee within the period prescribed in the preceding paragraph, the applicant may pay double within six months from the day following the date on which the prescribed period expires, in which case the Registrar Office will publish the registration

The adjusted official fees for patent procedures will be effective on January 1, 2013

Taiwan - December 18 2012 We herewith list the adjustments of the official fees for patent procedures which will be effective on January 1, 2012 for your reference:

Trademark

Taiwan - June 4 2012 According to Article 23 I (13) of the Trademark Act, a trademark application shall be rejected if the proposed trademark is identical or similar to a registered trademark or a proposed trademark of a preceding application that is designated for use on identical or similar goods or services thereof and hence likely to cause confusion to relevant consumers