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Organizational Structure

Patent Examination Division I

Examination of inventions related to:

  • Human necessities
  • Mechanical technology
  • Operation & transportation
  • Biotechnology & medicals chemical engineering
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Electronics & electricity

Patent Examination Division II

Examination of inventions related to:

  • Semiconductor manufacturing
  • Semiconductor devices
  • Information technology
  • Communications
  • Opto-electronics
  • Applied physics

Patent Dispute Examination Division

  • Reexamination, invalidation, post-grant amendment examinations, and administrative litigation
  • Preparation of technical evaluation reports for utility model patents
  • Optimizing patent examination guidelines through research and quality enhancement efforts
  • Other matters related to patent dispute examination
Patent Administration & Planning Division
  • Formality check for patent applications
  • Formality examination for utility model patents
  • Examination for design patents
  • Examination for integrated circuit layout
  • Patent administrative affairs and planning

Trademark Division

  • Engages in the study and discussion of drafts, revisions, and interpretations for trademark-related laws and regulations
  • Trademark examination quality optimization
  • Conducts examinations for applications for registration, opposition, invalidation, and revocation of trademarks, collective trademarks, collective membership marks, and certification marks and their related administrative litigations
  • Management of extension, modification, authorization, and transfer cases or registration of a license or pledge

Copyright Division

  • Engages in the study and discussion of drafts, revisions, and interpretations for copyright-related laws and regulations
  • Mediates copyright-related disputes
  • Manages matters related to copyright registration, copyright license or pledge registration, approval of license of works of unknown owner of copyrights & compulsory license of musical works
  • Oversees supervision and related affairs of collective management organizations (CMOs)
  • Initiates education and public awareness programs

International & Legal Affairs Office

  • Manages IPR-related international affairs
  • Engages in the study and discussion of drafts, revisions, and interpretations of TIPO laws and regulations, excluding trademark or copyright-related ones
  • Facilitates communication, cooperation, and data exchange between IPR-related organizations
  • Participates in the study, discussion, coordination, control, and assessment of TIPO’s administrative plans


  • Handles communication with Congress and media
  • Manages documentation
  • Oversees general affairs and management
  • Responsible for file management
  • Administers secretarial affairs

Personnel Office

Manages personnel-related matters

Civil Service Ethics Office

  • Focuses on preventing and investigating corruption
  • Administers disciplinary actions

Budget, Accounting & Statistics Office

Oversees budget and accounting operations

Information Management Office

  • Information planning
  • System management
  • Information application

Branch Offices

  • Receive IPR-related applications
  • Provide consultation and information services in Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan, and Kaohsiung


  • Publish Date : 2012-05-31
  • Update : 2023-09-25
  • Organization : International Legal Affairs Office
  • Visitors : 2445

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