The Amendment to the Taiwan Patent Act is expected to come into effect in November 2012.
The Amendment to the Taiwan Patent Act is expected to come into effect in November 2012. As the government endeavours to stimulate the growth of the biotech and pharmaceutical industries in Taiwan, many new rules will be implemented.
Biological materials deposit
Taiwan is not a signatory to the Budapest Treaty, and the current and the new Patent Act both require a patent applicant for biological materials to make a deposit in Taiwan regardless of whether the biological materials have been deposited in a foreign depository already. There are instances, however, that would allow a patentee to avoid making a domestic deposit.
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Taiwan Patent Act, amendments, biotech, medical