Relief available to Taiwan applications affected by China coronavirus

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Any delay in the statutory period of patent or trademark applications due to natural disasters or irresponsibility implemented in accordance with Article 17 of the Taiwan Patent Law or Article 8 of the Taiwan Trademark Law may be provide for the application to be reinstated.

Applicants for patents and trademarks who have delayed their applications due to the continuous expansion of the “Wuhan coronavirus” epidemic in China may obtain relevant certification documents and apply for restitution in accordance with regulations. It will be determined on a case-by-case basis by Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO).

Source: TIPO (published on January 31, 2020)