Applications for patents, utility models, designs and trade marks filed by non-residents at the Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) increased by about 8% in 2011, which shows a growing interest of foreign applicants in this region. There are a number of
features that distinguish Taiwanese patent law and the patent system from those
operating in China, Japan, Korea
This area provides background information on the
patent system, offers guidance on other patent documentation essentials, and also
provides statistics on local filing trends and grant figures. See the Searching
in databases section for tips on how to search TIPO's free sources of
Answers to common questions about Taiwanese patents and patent information. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, you can write to us using our form.
A flowchart overview of the most important steps in TIPO's procedures from filing an application to the grant of a patent.
Some common patent terms in Chinese, Western transcription and English translation.
Developments in filing figures and application trends at TIPO.
An introduction to the most important document types (including kind codes) and explanations of the formats for document numbers.
Tips and tricks for using free Chinese data sources without knowing the language. Simple, step-by-step search guides demonstrate how to make the most of the wealth of data available in original Chinese databases.