Brexit: IP Rights and the transition period

The UK and EU have ratified the Withdrawal Agreement. This allows the UK to depart the EU on 31 January 2020 and for the transition period (1 February 2020 to…

Taiwan Amended Patent Act from Nov. 1, 2019

The amendments to the Patent Act promulgated on May 1, 2019 will come into force on November 1, 2019. The main points of the amended act include: the term of…

New patent system in Hong Kong from Dec. 19, 2019

A new patent system will be launched in Hong Kong on December 19, 2019. Notices appointing the above date as the commencement date of the Patents (Amendment) Ordinance 2016 and…