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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Trade and Economy Meeting between TW and JP

On November 29 and 30, 2006, the Trade and Economy Meeting was held in Taipei between Taiwan's East Asian Friendship Association and Japan's Interchange Association.

The summary of the Meeting was as follows.
(i) Requests from Taiwan
(a) Agreement for IP Protection
Japan responded that it would be difficult to conclude an inter-governmental agreement, and that it is appropriate to deepen cooperation under the present frameworks.
(b) Patent Filing in Chinese
Japan responded that it will consider it, taking into account the ratification of Patent Law Treaty.
(ii) Requests from Japan
(a) Alleviation of Patentees' Burden of Proof for IP Infringement
Taiwan responded that it will consider presumption of negligence, abolishment of patent marking requirement, etc, at the time of patent law revision.
(b) External Examiners
Taiwan responded that it will decrease them to 80 in 2007.

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