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Q01. What is a patent? open/fold
Q02. How many types of patents exist in ROC? open/fold
Q03. Is it necessary to file a patent application in ROC for the same creation which has been applied for a patent in another country? open/fold
Q04. Who may apply for a patent? open/fold
Q05. If two or more persons work together to make a creation, to whom will the patent be granted? open/fold
Q06. Is a document proving the assignment of the right to apply for a patent required when the patent applicant is not the creator? open/fold
Q07. What languages may I use for filing a patent application? open/fold
Q08. When should I provide a Chinese translation if I filed in a language other than Chinese? Can I make a request for an extension of the time period? open/fold
Q09. What is a “grace period”? open/fold
Q10. How can I claim a priority right based on the first application filed in a country other than ROC? open/fold
Q11. What can I do if I didn’t claim priority or the priority claimed was incomplete at the time of filing patent application? open/fold
Q12. May I use an earlier patent application filed in ROC as the basis for a priority claim in a subsequent patent application to be filed in ROC? open/fold
Q13. Can I add a further inventor to, or delete an inventor from, a patent application that has already been filed? open/fold
Q14. I would like to assign my right for a patent application (or patent right). What do I have to do? open/fold
Q15. May I amend my patent application after filing it? open/fold
Q16. May I request for conversion of the patent type of application after filing? open/fold
Q17. Is there a time frame set for conversion request? open/fold
Q18. May I request for division of a patent application? open/fold
Q19. What is an invention? open/fold
Q20. What are excluded from patentability for invention patents? open/fold
Q21. What is the early publication of the invention patent? open/fold
Q22. Do I need to file a request for examination after I have submitted an invention patent application? open/fold
Q23. What can I do if I receive a notification of reasons for refusal? open/fold
Q24. What can I do when I receive a decision of refusal from TIPO? open/fold
Q25. What is a utility model patent? open/fold
Q26. May I obtain both an invention patent right and a utility model patent right for the same creation? open/fold
Q27. Do I need to file a request for examination after I have submitted a utility model patent application? open/fold
Q28. What can I do if I receive a notification of reasons for refusal? open/fold
Q29. What can I do when I receive a decision of refusal from TIPO? open/fold
Q30. What is a Technical Evaluation Report for a utility model? open/fold
Q31. What is a design? open/fold
Q32. What are excluded from patentability for design patents? open/fold
Q33. How do I make drawings for design patent applications? open/fold
Q34. Do I need to file a request for examination after I have submitted a design patent application? open/fold
Q35. What can I do if I receive a notification of reasons for refusal? open/fold
Q36. What can I do when I receive a decision of refusal from TIPO? open/fold
Q37. What should I do to obtain the patent right after the approval decision for my application is served? open/fold
Q38. How long does patent protection last? open/fold
Q39. When shall I make an annual fee payment for my patent and how do I find the payment amount due? open/fold
Q40. What could I do if the annual fees are not paid on time? open/fold
Q41. Is it possible to object to a particular application after it has been granted? open/fold
Q42. What can I do if my patent right is infringed? open/fold