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Operational Directions for the Processing of Third-Party Observations on Patent Applications come into force on September 1

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On August 25, the Ministry of Economic Affairs released the Operational Directions for the Processing of Third-Party Observations on Patent Applications. These are designed to implement the provisions of Article 39 of the Enforcement Rules of the Patent Act and improve the system for third-party observations as a tool for public participation in the patent examination process. The new directions lay out the details for submission of a third-party observation. These include the relevant time period, situations for making a submission, and the documents required to be filled out and those that should be supplemented as well as the manner of submission. The directions also outline the processing principles employed by TIPO in relation to third-party observations.

Operational Directions for the Processing of Third-Party Observations on Patent Applications (in Mandarin)

General overview and point-by-point explanation of the guidelines (in Mandarin)

  • Publish Date : 2020-09-15
  • Update : 2020-09-15
  • Organization : International Affairs and Planning Division
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