The Taiwan Patent Act enforced in 2013 has added design protection for computer-generated graphic images to meet industrial needs and international trends.
The patentable graphic images include computer-generated icons and graphical user interfaces (GUIs). Any virtual graphical interfaces that are generated from electronic devices, computers or information technology products, and are displayed through such a device, may be deemed graphic images.
Unlike conventional designs where the patterns and colours consistently appear on an article, virtual and two-dimensional graphic images may appear only temporarily on the display. Therefore graphic image design must be applied to an article to be patentable, such as a screen, a monitor, a display panel, or a display apparatus. Patentable graphic image designs are categorised as follows.
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