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March 31, 2018

When the people are not aware of an assertable right due to their trust in registration conducted by the registration agency to the extent that the statute of limitation for their claims expires, if an agency is still allowed to refuse payment by asserting the statute-of-limitation defense, this will violate the principle of good faith (Taiwan)

2017.12.2 Frank Sun The Tainan Branch of the Taiwan High Court rendered the 106-Shang-Kuo-7 Civil Decision of December 12, 2017 (hereinafter, the “Decision”), holding that the people are not aware of an assertable right due to their trust in registration […]
March 31, 2018

Except when a description has clearly indicated that the patent claims should be limited to embodiments and drawings, the restrictive conditions of the description and drawings should not read on the patent claims (Taiwan)

2017.11.16 Jane Tsai The Supreme Administrative Court rendered the 106-Pan-634 Decision of November 16, 2017 (hereinafter, the “Decision”), holding that except when a description has clearly indicated that the patent claims should be limited to embodiments and drawings, the restrictive […]
March 31, 2018

Legal Regime for Self-driving Cars at Crossroads – Legislative Directions and Outlook of Self-driving Cars in Taiwan (Taiwan)

2018.3.20 Sean Tsou 1. Backgrounds Self-driving cars (unmanned cars), as part of the AI development domain, have been quite popular in recent years.  Global technology enterprises have rushed to research and develop relevant technologies for private cars or means of […]
March 31, 2018

If a building is old and seriously dilapidated, whether a division arrangement can fulfill the maximum efficiency of the property and meet the interest of all successors only by allowing the original users to continue their use should be further explored (Taiwan)

2018.1.11 Emily Chueh The Supreme Court rendered the 106-Tai-Shang-1279 Civil Decision of January 11, 2018 (hereinafter, the “Decision”), holding that if a building is old and seriously dilapidated, whether a division arrangement can fulfill the maximum efficiency of the property […]
February 28, 2018

Catalogue of Intellectual Property Rights Supported Major Industries (2018 Edition) (Mainland China)

2018.01.17 Joline Chen To thoroughly establish the key strategic deployments in the “Opinions of the State Council on Building a Powerful Intellectual Property Nation under New Conditions” and “Made in China 2025”, fully utilize the support and protection functions of […]
February 28, 2018

Filing Guide for Goods and Services Used for Trademark Registration (Mainland China)

2018.01.02 Joline Chen To thoroughly carry out the Opinions of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce on Vigorously Advancing the Reform in Facilitation of Trademark Registration and provide more convenience to the applicant in filling in the classes and […]
February 28, 2018

Official Reply of the State Council on Approving the Establishment of Sino-South Korea Industrial Parks (Guo Han [2017] No. 142) (Mainland China)

2017.12.11 Joyce Wen On December 11, 2017, the State Council issued the Official Reply on Approving the Establishment of Sino-South Korean Industrial Parks (the “Reply”) to approve the establishment of a Sino-South Korean (Yancheng) Industrial Park in Yancheng City of […]
February 28, 2018

Decision of the State Council on the Temporary Adjustment of the Relevant Administrative Approval Items and Access-Related Special Administrative Measures in Beijing (Guo Fa [2017] No. 55) (Mainland China)

2017.12.10 Joyce Wen The State Council promulgated the Decision on the Temporary Adjustment of the Relevant Administrative Approval Items and Access-Related Special Administrative Measures in Beijing (the “Decision”) on December 10, 2017.  The Decision temporarily adjusts the administrative approval items […]
 

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