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January 31, 2018

Amendment to the Vehicle License Tax Law (Taiwan)

2017.11.14 Yi-Shan Cheng Articles 5, 7, 9, 11 and 38 of the Vehicle License Tax Law (hereinafter, the “Law”) were adopted during the 8th Meeting of the 4th Session of the 9th Term Legislative Yuan on November 14, 2017.  These […]
January 31, 2018

The period for filing inheritance taxes shall commence on the day a final civil decision which confirms the heritage of the inheritee is rendered (Taiwan)

2017.9.12 Yi-Shan Cheng A resolution was adopted on September 12, 2017 during the First Joint Session of Presiding Judges of the Supreme Administrative Court for September 2017 (hereinafter, the “Resolution”) to stipulate that the period for the filing of inheritance […]
January 31, 2018

Whether a text used by a trademark is inherently distinctive should depend on whether such text is an existing word or thing (Taiwan)

2017.11.8 Jane Tsai The Intellectual Property Court rendered the 106-Hang-Shang-Su-48 Administrative Decision of November 8, 2017 (hereinafter, the “Decision”), holding that if a text is used to indicate or differentiate the sources of goods or services, whether the text is […]
January 31, 2018

If more than three attorneys are retained in an administrative action, such retainer will not be effective, and if the administrative court still renders a substantive adjudication in a lawsuit represented in such manner, this will constitute the scenario where a party to the lawsuit is not legally represented (Taiwan)

2017.10.30 Jenny Chen The Supreme Administrative Court rendered the 106-Pan-594 Decision of October 30, 2017 (hereinafter, the “Decision”), holding that if more than three attorneys are retained in an administrative action, such retainer will not be effective, and if the […]
January 31, 2018

The period between the date of judgment by a lower court and the date the case becomes pending at a higher court shall be a period in which the statute of limitations continues (Taiwan)

2017.10.26 Emily Chueh The Taiwan High Court rendered the 106-Chung-Shang-Keng-(1)-Qi-29 Criminal Decision of October 26, 2017 (hereinafter, the “Decision”), holding that the period between the date of judgment by a lower court and date the case becomes pending at a […]
January 31, 2018

The Code of Criminal Procedure was amended where a misdemeanor case in which a not-guilty first instance decision is overturned by a second instance guilty decision may be remedied on an exceptional basis by appealing to the third instance court (Taiwan)

2017.11.16 Frank Sun The President promulgated Articles 253, 284-1 and 376 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (hereinafter, the “Law”) as amended via the Hua-Zhong-One-Yi-10600140511 Directive of November 16, 2017.  The focus of these amendments lies in the revision that […]
January 31, 2018

Regulation Concerning De-identification of Personal Data and Verification Standard (Taiwan)

2018.1.10 Debby Yu To cope with the open data and big data development of the government and in view of the concern about violation of personal privacy (Note 1) due to the fact that the data for big data analysis […]
January 31, 2018

Emergence of Telework: Is Taiwan Ready? (Taiwan)

2018.1.26 Melanie Lo and Yi-Shan Cheng Your boss may appear in the office through 3D holographic projection and ask his robot assistant to buy him a coffee.  This may very well be a common office scene in the future.   Already […]
 

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