This part of legal research emphasizes mostly business laws under the legal environment in Taiwan and is designed to assist researcher to get free online legal services in various kinds of business transaction in Taiwan.
A. Intellectual Property Office (IPO):
This is an official site and includes the full text of Manual of Patent Examination Procedure, forms, statutes, and many other resources concerning patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, integrated circuits, and anti-counterfeiting programs.
Though Taiwan slipped out of the number three spot for the number of patents filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2005, but this small island still ranked fourth. By Taiwan Patents database(in chinese version) 、Patents database( in English)、patent online registration、Criteria for Trademark Examination Trademark Examination (in chinese version, try the forum of “圖樣英文”) can find if certain patent or trademark had been registered or not. This website has been well serviced for professional, such as patenter, or private firm for many years.
Try TIPO General Services Guide to find out its on-line service.
B.Fair Trade Commission( Chinese)
Fari Trade Commission (English)
FTC is under the jurisdiction of the Executive Yuan, in charge of competition policy and English translations of Fair Trade Law and economic law in Taiwan, and charged with drafting fair trade policy, laws, regulations, and investigating and handling various activities acts impeding competition, such as monopolies, mergers, concerted actions, and other restraints on competition or unfair trade practices by on the part of enterprises.The decision of FTC also can be found online.
C.APEC Competition Policy & Law Database
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a group of Pacific Rim countries who meet with the purpose of improving economic and political ties and Taiwan is one of APEC members. By this cite International and/or Bilateral Cooperation Arrangements, Decisions of Administrative or Quasi-judicial Agencies and highlighted Judicial Cases in English version can be checked.
D、Intellectual Property Rights in Taiwan
By Wanli Yang
Published Feb. 15,2007