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On January 5, 2017, TIPO Director-General Hong Shu-min met with a three-people delegation led by Freddie Höglund, CEO of the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT), and John Eastwood, co-chair of the ECCT IPR Committee. During the meeting, the two sides had an in-depth discussion about issues raised in ECCT’s 2017 Position Papers, including CCMOs, public transmission, and plain packaging for tobacco products.
On January 24, TIPO received a nine-people delegation led by Vincent Shih and Peter J. Dernbach, co-chairs of the Intellectual Property & Licensing Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham), to exchange views on issues raised in AmCham’s 2016 White Paper. During the meeting, the two sides had a thorough and comprehensive discussion on issues rights-holders care greatly about, including the copyright royalty tariff review system, amendments to the Copyright Act, online copyright infringement, and the IP Court’s awarding of appropriate damages.
Taiwan has attached great importance to intellectual property protection. In addition to closely following developments in international IP regimes and practices, the government has also consulted widely to listen to stakeholders’ voices, both local and foreign. By engaging in a constructive dialogue with rights-holder groups, TIPO aims to create a more robust environment for IP protection, thereby providing better services to the public.
Intellectual Property Office Ministry of Economic Affairs,R.O.C