Patent Filing Services in Taiwan
Country :- Taiwan | Capital :- Taipei
Types of Major IP Rights
Patent Office
: B1, No. 185, Section 2, Xinhai Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Trademark Office
: B1, No. 185, Section 2, Xinhai Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Fact Sheet - PCT National Phase Taiwan
Filing Deadline
Filing Extension Available
Filing Language
Form Requirement
Mode of Filing
30 Months
Yes
Chinese
POA
Digital/Paper

Country :- Taiwan | Capital :- Taipei

Patent Office
: B1, No. 185, Section 2, Xinhai Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Trademark Office
: B1, No. 185, Section 2, Xinhai Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Types of Major IP Rights
The Invention Patent, The Utility Model Patent and The Industrial Design Patent.
Fact Sheet - PCT National Phase Taiwan
Filing Deadline
Filing Extension Available
Filing Language
Form Requirement
Mode of Filing
30 Months
Yes, 6 months prior from expiry date
Traditional Chinese
POA
Digital/Paper
Fees for Patent Activities in Taiwan
Filing Procedure
Filing a new application *excluding drafting or translation of specifications and drawings to Chinese *if the applicant provides simplified Chinese specification, we could only do the translation to Traditional Chinese without reviewing the specifications
Paying examination fees
- at the time of filing - after filing
- after filing
- For each claim in excess of 10 claims
- For each extra 50 pages of specification (incl. drawings) in excess of 50 pages
Claiming priority
Late filing of any documents
Official Fee
121
.
242
242
18
-
-
-
Attorney's Fee
300
.
-
50
-
-
70
50
Post-Filing Procedures
Receiving and forwarding official documents
Dealing with an Office Action
- Amendment
- Argument with Amendment
Filing a Request to Re-examination and file an argument
- For each claim in excess of 10 claims
- For each extra 50 pages of specification (incl. drawings) in excess of 50 pages
Filing a request for Extension of a time limit
Paying the Issuing fees and 1st annuity and forwarding the original certificate*
Official Fee
-
.
-
-
.
242
28
-
121 (94)
Attorney's Fee
-
.
From 200
From 500
.
From 500
-
50
173

* All the fees mentioned here is in US Dollars

Annuities
2nd to 3rd annuity (each year)
4th to 6th annuity (each year)
7th to 9th annuity (each year)
Delayed payment of annuity within 6 months
Official Fee
87 (59)
173 (132)
276
20% to 100% surcharge within 6-month
Attorney's Fee
70
173 (132)
70
50

* These fees are subject to change as per the discretion of the patent offices. Get in touch with us to know the exact fee.

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FAQs
Q1. Term required for filing a patent application in Taiwan?
Patents in Taiwan are in force for twenty years from the filing date. Annual fees are due each year starting from the 1st one and should be paid within three months from the receipt of the Notice of Allowance.
Q2. What is the Duration of Patents in Taiwan?
There are three types of patent in Taiwan: invention patents, utility model patents and design patents. The respective duration terms are 20, 10 and 15 years, all calculated from the filing date and effective from the publication date.
Q3. What are the Filing requirements in Taiwan?
The official language of the Taiwan Patent Office is Traditional Chinese. Filing in a different language with late submission of Traditional Chinese translation is possible. The allowable languages are Simplified Chinese, Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese or Korean. The translation should be provided within 4 months from the filing date; the term may be extended for additional 2 months. A patent application in Taiwan should contain a request, a description, claim(s), an abstract, and any necessary drawing(s). A simply signed copy of Power of Attorney should be provided within 4 months from filing a Taiwanese patent application; extension of the said term is not possible. Notarization or legalization is not required. A certified copy of the Priority Document should be submitted within 16 months from the date of priority. The translation of the front page into Chinese is required. Submission of an electronic copy (scan) of the priority document is acceptable. It is not necessary to provide an Assignment Deed to the Taiwanese Patent Office, if the applicant is not the inventor.
Q4. How to examine a Taiwan patent application?
Patent applications undergo formal and substantive examinations. A request to conduct the substantive examination of a patent application in Taiwan should be made within three years from the date of filing.
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