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Foreign filing information

Direct (Paris Convention) filing

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Filing requirements

Power of Attorney: Yes
Assignments: No
Language: Chinese*
Excess Claims Fee: No**
Examination Request: Deferred

Country notes

    *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.

    **Not paid at filing, but when requesting examination

  • A certified copy of the Priority Document needs to be filed within 3 months from the application filing date (with details needed at filing).

  • The POA requires a simple notarization.

  • The translation must be filed within 4 months of the filing date.

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