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 Revision of the Taiwanese Patent Law regarding acceptance of translation corrections
Revision of the Taiwanese Patent Law regarding acceptance of translation corrections

 

As in the previous news we would like to explain revisions of the Taiwanese patent law that have been approved in the end of 2011. This law revision allowed translation corrections and now for cases where foreign specifications have been submitted it is possible to amend the translation within the scope of the foreign specifications submitted at the time of filing. (See table)

After revision

Before Revision

Translation amendments/corrections are allowed.

Translation amendments/corrections are not allowed.

If at the time of filing at first foreign specifications are submitted and later a Chinese translation is filed, amendments of the translation must not exceed the scope of the foreign specifications submitted at the time of filing.

If at the time of filing at first foreign specifications are submitted and later a Chinese translation is filed, amendments of the translation must not exceed the scope of the Chinese translation.