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Patent and trademark applicants failed to comply within a statutory period for their application as a result of the Typhoon Maria may apply for a reinstatement

  • Date Posted:2018-09-28
Patent and trademark applicants failed to comply within a statutory period for their application as a result of the Typhoon Maria may apply for a reinstatement
Patent and trademark applicants failed to comply within a statutory period for their application as a result of the Typhoon Maria may apply for a reinstatement

According to Article 17 of the Patent Act, Article 12 of the Enforcement Rules of the Patent Act, Article 8 of the Trademark Act, and Article 9 of the Enforcement Rules of the Trademark Act, in the event when an applicant of a patent or trademark fails to comply within a statutory period, if such delay is caused by a natural calamity, then the applicant may apply for a reinstatement. As such, for patent or trademark applicants who failed to comply within a statutory period for their application as a result of the typhoon that hit Taiwan on July 10 and resulted in the cancel of work in certain counties or cities on July 11, if they apply for a reinstatement, TIPO will have a review of the applications and make the final decision on a case-by-case basis.

  • Update Date:2018-09-28  Visitors:259