Intellectual Property in Taiwan

Overview by
National Organizations
In order to register a patent, a trademark or a technical design, it is necessary to present it beforehand to The Intellectual Property Office and apply to an expert in Taiwanese patents recognized by the authorities.
Regional Organizations
Chinese Intellectual Property Protection Association.
International Membership

National Regulation and International Agreements

Type of property and law Validity International Agreements Signed
Patent Act
20; 12 or 10 years
Trademark Act
10 years Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Patent Act
12 years.  
Copyright Act
The life of the author and fifty years after the author's death.

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