Supported patent filings

Direct Filing
Deadline: 12 months
Power of Attorney: Yes*
Assignments: No
Language: Chinese**
Translation Extension: Yes***
Excess Claims Fee: No****
Examination Request: Optional at filing or deferred
Country Notes:

* The Power of Attorney requires a simple notarization.

** The characters used in written Chinese differ greatly in Taiwan and in China. Taiwan uses the traditional long-form Chinese whereas in Mainland China they use a simplified form.

*** The Chinese translation can be submitted within four months from the filing date.

**** Not paid at filing, but when requesting examination.

• A certified copy of the Priority Document needs to be filed within three months from the application filing date (with details needed at filing).

• Taiwan is not a member of the Paris Convention, but priority claims are recognized for applicants from all WTO-member countries.

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