What inventions cannot be patented at the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO)?

Under Article 24 of the Taiwan Patent Act, the following are not patentable at the TIPO:

  • animals, plants, and essentially biological processes for the production of animals and plants, except processes for producing micro-organisms
  • diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical methods for the treatment of humans or animals
  • inventions which are contrary to public order or morality

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