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智慧局:9月1日起參與專利公眾審查更easy

經濟部智慧局今(1)日表示,即日起參與專利公眾審查將更便利,不僅明確規範公眾參與程序,另也在智慧局對外專利公開檢索系統中,提供便利的提交意見管道,並且對於公眾提供的引證資訊,均會通知申請人並且公開引證書目,將公眾寶貴的第三方意見作為提升專利審查品質的最大運用,如此將與國際接軌,保障專利權的有效性,也進一步提升我國專利審查品質。…more 2020/09/01 | 資料來源:udn 聯合新聞網 |

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New “Fast-Track” trademark examination mechanism for the application for trademark registration is scheduled to begin trial implementation on May 1, 2020 to secure applicants’ rights quickly. Applicants are welcome to apply more!

To encourage applicants to utilize TIPO’s e-filing application system and to speed up trademark examination, TIPO will enforce a “Fast-Track” mechanism soon. From May 1, 2020 on, the trademark applicants who pay their fees duly and whose documents meet the following requirements at the time of application will find their

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TIPO’s Q1 2020 IPR Statistics Report

In Q1 2020, TIPO received a total of 16,680 applications for invention, utility model and design patents, registering a 3% decrease over the same period last year. Of these, design patent applications filed by non-residents saw a 2% growth. Applications for trademark registrations (20,310 cases) were up by 4%; of

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Guidebook for Trade Secret Protection 2.0

To help companies establish thorough mechanisms for protecting trade secrets, previously in 2013, TIPO already published the Guidebook for Trade Secret Protection. Six years have passed since then, and TIPO has gained many more experiences in this field. What’s more, the guide needs a few amendments in order to catch

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TIPO Statistics Report: Patent and Trademark Applications in 2019

In 2019, overall patent applications increased by 2% to 74,652 cases. Of these, invention patent has grown for three consecutive years (grew by 2% in 2019). Design patent rose by 9%, while the decrease in utility model patent applications narrowed. On trademark applications, 86,794 cases were filed, the highest since

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