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July 15, 2007 Vol. 62 No. 13 Back to Bulletin Main Page

TAIWAN: New IPR Courts

The Judicial Yuan’s proposal to create a separate court system of Intellectual Property Courts has been passed by Taiwan’s Legislature. The new court system, long desired by foreign companies, will be established this year. The change should also help speed up IP litigation, as the new courts will have judges who specialize in intellectual property and thus will have experience in the field and will be more confident in making decisions. A separate IPR Public Prosecutor’s Office will also be created.

The move is seen as a significant improvement, as IP rights holders should be able to command immediate attention for their complaints, rather than having to wait for prosecutors to handle violent crimes before they have time for IP cases.


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