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October 27, 2014 – Chevening Alumni Leadership Conference

 

Moderator at 2014 Chevening Alumni Leadership Conference october 27  

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at UK universities.

Kunchou Tsai (bottom left), Zoomlaw’s partner and Chevening alumni, was part of the legal panel at the conference, accompanied by other alumni. The Director of British Trade & Culture Office in Taiwan, Mr. Chris Wood (bottom right), along with Tsai and other alumni debated about cross-strait relations; particularly the opening of legal service market in both Taiwan and China. Mr. Tsai was mainly focused on financial law, tax law, international investment and the practice of law in Taiwan.

 

Link:http://www.chevening.org/taiwan/

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October 22, 2014 – Yamaguchi & Associates

 

 

 

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Yamaguchi & Associates is a Japanese law firm established in 1978. It is focused mainly on affairs relating to intellectual property rights together with a wide variety of specialties ranging from negotiations to general legal services in the U.S.A.

We were very pleased to welcome Ms. YAMAGUCHI Sakurako (Manager, International Department) and Mr. OSHIMA Nobuyuki (Executive Vice President and Patent Attorney) to our Taipei office in order to discuss the IP industry in both Japan and Taiwan and its development in the recent years.

We look forward to future collaboration with our Japanese peers.

 

 

 

Link:http://www.ypat.gr.jp

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September 24, 2014 – Taipei Int’l Invention Show and Technomart:

 

 

Taipei Int Invention show and technomart sep 24  

The Taipei Int’l Invention Show and Technomart provides a platform for international IP property trade and technology transfer. The show took place 18-21 September 2014. Its ultimate goal was to invite everyone to “know Taiwan, come to Taiwan, and invest in Taiwan”. It demonstrated the innovations among Taiwanese industry, government and academic institutes; to increase the understanding of general public regarding to IP and the innovations.

 

 

 

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As a law firm specialized in IP, Zoomlaw was the legal counsel of the show. The firm had its own booth and was present to answer any questions the visitors had on IP. Those questions mostly ranged from how to file a trademark application to how to file a copyright infringement form.

 

 

Link:http://www.inventaipei.com.tw/en_US/index.html

 

 

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Taiwanese Trademark Procedure: How to Cease a Trademark

Produced by Zoomlaw Attorneys-at-Law

17th November 2014

 

  1. 1.      Opposition:

The relevant legislation for opposition of trademark is Section IV of the Trademark Act 2011.

l   Any person can file an opposition to registration of a trademark with the Registrar Office within three month from the day following the date of publication of registration (Article 48)

l   The facts and grounds must be stated and any attachments shall be enclosed with the filed opposition.

l   Once the opposition is filed and sent to the Registrar Office, the proprietor of the opposed trademark will be served a copy and may submit a statement of defense. The Registrar Office shall then serve a copy of the statement to the opponent who may submit an opinion on said statement. However, if the statement or opinion is likely to delay the proceedings, or where the facts and evidence are sufficiently clear, the Registrar Office may conduct opposition proceedings directly.

l   The opposition shall be examined by an examiner who didn’t participate in the examination of the application for registration of the opposed trademark (Article 51)

l   If the opposition is sustained, the registration of the trademark shall be cancelled (Article 54)

 

(Cancellation Proceedings)

  1. 2.      Invalidation:

The relevant legislation for invalidation of trademark is Section V of the Trademark Act 2011.

l   File invalidation with the Registrar Office or a trademark examiner submits a proposal to the Registrar Office for invalidation (Article 57)

l   If the registration has been published for not less than five years, no invalidation shall be filed. However, this time limit shall not apply to invalidation against a trademark that falls under Subparagraph 9 (similar geographical indication for wines or spirit) or 11 (similar to another well-known trademark) Article 30 (Article 58)

l   The invalidation proposal will be examined by three or more examiners assigned by the head of the Registrar Office (Article 59)

l   If the invalidation is passed, the registered trademark shall be cancelled. However, if the circumstance on which a trademark is invalid no longer exists, a proposition to overrule the invalidation may be considered – basically stating the an invalidated trademark can, in specific situation, be rendered valid again (Article 60)

 

  1. 3.      Revocation:

The relevant legislation for revocation of trademark is Section VI of the Trademark Act 2011.

l   Can be filed when the trademark owner violated some regulations (Article 63):

n   alteration of, or addition to, the trademark

n   lack of use of the mark

n   failure to attach appropriate distinctive symbols under Article 43

n   a mark's becoming descriptive of the name or shape of the designated goods or services

n   a mark that is likely to lead the public into misidentification or misconception in respect of the characteristics, quality, or place of origin of the merchandise

l   A copy of the revocation will be served to the proprietor of a registered trademark by the Registrar Office who may submit a defense statement. The Registrar Office shall then serve a copy of the statement to the opponent who may submit an opinion on said statement. A request for revocation may be dismissed directly if it is lacking evidence and concrete facts or based on obviously groundless claims.

 

 

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一、法院成立背景

我國為了提升智慧財產案件的審理速度,以跟上國際趨勢,因此在民國97年設置智慧財產法院,希望能夠將智慧財產相關案件交由專業的法院審理,其中最主要的目的有三:

(一) 避免民、刑事案件停止訴訟之延滯,加速解決訴訟紛爭

(二) 累積審理智慧財產案件之經驗,達成法官專業化需求

(三) 促進國家經濟發展

二、智慧財產法院之管轄權

依據智慧財產法院組織法第3條規定:「智慧財產法院管轄案件如下:

一、依專利法、商標法、著作權法、光碟管理條例、營業秘密法、積體電路電路布局保護法、植物品種及種苗法或公平交易法所保護之智慧財產權益所生之第一審及第二審民事訴訟事件。

二、因刑法第二百五十三條至第二百五十五條、第三百十七條、第三百十八條之罪或違反商標法、著作權法、公平交易法第三十五條第一項關於第二十條第一項及第三十六條關於第十九條第五款案件,不服地方法院依通常、簡式審判或協商程序所為之第一審裁判而上訴或抗告之刑事案件。但少年刑事案件,不在此限。

三、因專利法、商標法、著作權法、光碟管理條例、積體電路電路布局保護法、植物品種及種苗法或公平交易法涉及智慧財產權所生之第一審行政訴訟事件及強制執行事件。

 四、其他依法律規定或經司法院指定由智慧財產法院管轄之案件」

由以上可知,智慧財產法院此一專門法院,特別之處在於,其所受理之案件,包含民事案件、刑事案件、行政案件等,此三種類型皆有在智慧財產法院審理之可能。

三、智慧財產法院僅屬優先管轄權而非專屬管轄

智慧財產法院的性質,有時候會被錯誤解讀成專屬管轄之性質,然而從智慧財產法院組織法當中可以得知其並非專屬管轄法院,與民事訴訟法第10條所規定之不動產案件專屬管轄有別,智慧財產法院僅是擁有優先管轄權,普通法院在收到智慧財產相關案件時,普通法院仍然有義務要受理,換言之,我國各地方法院對於智慧財產案件仍然擁有管轄權。

四、結論

智慧財產法院所管轄的案件,基本上以智慧財產權相關案件為主,因此智財法院可以審理刑事案件、民事案件以及行政案件;然而要注意的是,智慧財產法院僅擁有優先管轄權,並非專屬管轄權,所以一般法院不得以管轄錯誤為由逕行將地方法院案件移轉至智慧財產法院,故智慧財產案件不一定要在智慧財產法院進行訴訟這點必須加以留意。

參考資料:智慧財產法院網站,http://ipc.judicial.gov.tw/ipr_internet/index.php,最後瀏覽日:2014年10月19日。 

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國際新趨勢-新法庭的設立

 

一、前言

新加坡近期提交國會通過,預計在明年成立亞洲唯一之「國際商業法庭」,

在今年度,中國在8月31日通過設立知識產權法院之決定,之後在10月中國最高人民法院決議加速知識產權法院設立,未來分別在北京、上海、廣州設置知識產權法院。

我國在民國97年設置智慧財產法院,目的希望能夠加速智慧財產案件的審查,以跟國際接軌,而中國也不落人後,究竟大陸知識產權法院之模式為何,於以下介紹。

二、中國知識產權法院

(一)管轄區域:

中國知識產權法院所管轄的案件種類,包含區域之專利、植物新品種、集成電路布圖設計、技術秘密之民事案件與行政案件,以及知識產權法院所在地區之著作權與商標上訴案件。

(二)審級:

大陸之知識產權法院,與台灣不同,大陸將智慧財產權的案件區分成兩類,專利、植物新品種、集成電路布圖設計、技術秘密等案件第一審由知識產權法院審理,第二審由高等人民法院審理;而著作權、商標案件,第一審為基層人民法院,而知識產權法院為終審法院。

三、新加坡國際商業法庭

(一)商業法庭的設立,主要希望能夠協助處理跨境的商業紛爭,新加坡的優勢在於其法令的透明化,並且身為亞洲重要的金融中心,具備相關的專業人員,對於調解或是訴訟能提供專業的服務。

(二)同時新加坡在2013年國際商業仲裁案件量為第三高的國家,顯示國際對至新加坡地區進行訴訟有一定程度的信賴。

四、小結

新法院的成立代表該國對於不同領域的重視程度,因此中國近期希望能夠加速智慧財產相關專業法庭,雖然有傳達出對智慧財產的重視,然而由於大陸幅員廣大,此三個智慧財產法院的運作標準以及判決對整個中國地區的影響尚難以得知,實際運作情形,還須加以觀察;同時新加坡一直以來是亞洲商業重心,具備設置「國際商業法庭」之條件,因此未來在新加坡進行商業訴訟的案件將大幅增加。

 

參考資料:

1.新加坡正修法成立亞洲唯一『國際商業法庭』,http://iknow.stpi.narl.org.tw/post/Read.aspx?PostID=10213,最後瀏覽日:2014年10月31日。

2. 兩岸智慧財產法院之設立初步比較,http://iknow.stpi.narl.org.tw/post/Read.aspx?PostID=10110,最後瀏覽日:2014年10月31日。

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