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IPR Action Plan

To effectively carry out Taiwan’s IP policies, TIPO has launched the IPR Action Plan (a series of three-year IP initiatives) under the auspices of the Executive Yuan in 2003, and has been holding interagency coordination meetings on a regular basis accordingly. The last round of IPR Action Plan (2015-2017) has come to an end at the end of last year. During this period of time, TIPO has continued its amendment efforts, signed an MOU on IPR enforcement cooperation with its US counterpart, and facilitated the signing of an MOU on Taiwan’s Infringement Website List (IWL). In the meantime, Taiwan’s prosecutors, police officers, and investigators have continued their fight against counterfeited products. They have also put up efforts to curb online infringement and investigate trade secrets crimes. In short, the IPR Action Plan (2015-2017) has been rather effective.

As the protection of IP is a long-term task that requires continued efforts, to create an environment conducive to IP protection, the Executive Yuan has approved the new round of IPR Action Plan (2018-2020), which has come into effect on January 1, 2018. In the new plan, the focus will be on supporting R&D efforts of businesses (SMEs, in particular), strengthening protection over trade secrets, curbing copyright infringement committed on e-commerce platforms, as well as supporting businesses’ IP endeavors overseas in accordance with Taiwan’s New South Bound Policy.

  • Publish Date : 2019-06-25
  • Update : 2020-03-02
  • Organization : International Affairs and Planning Division
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