|Benefit Claims, Priority, Electronic Exchange of Documents
||Referenced Items (145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157)
(157) Right of Priority in Patent and Trademark
Applications Available in Taiwan
On the basis of a Memorandum of Understanding signed on April 10,
1996, between the American Institute in Taiwan and the Taipei Economic
and Cultural Representative Office in the United States, U.S. applicants
seeking patent protection in Taiwan may avail themselves of the right of
priority based on patent applications filed in the United States, on or
after April 10, 1996.
In accordance with the same Memorandum of Understanding, U.S.
applicants seeking trademark protection in Taiwan may avail themselves
of the right of priority based on applications for trademark
registration filed in the United States, on or after December 24, 1993.
To receive the right of priority in Taiwan, applications for patents
and trademark registrations must be filed there within such time period
from the filing of the first application in the United States, as
specified by the laws and regulations of Taiwan. The right of priority,
on the basis of reciprocity, is also available to applicants from Taiwan
seeking patent protection or trademark registration in the United States.
April 30, 1996 BRUCE A. LEHMAN
Assistant Secretary of Commerce
and Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks
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