Laws and Regulations under TRIPS Art. 63.2 - View details of the document

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According to the amendment of the Criminal Code published on November 30, 2016, provisions on confiscation under relevant laws prior to its effective date will no longer be applicable. However, to apply "confiscation" provisions of the Criminal Code, ownership of infringing goods has to be ascertained, along with legitimate grounds for obtaining. And there still are burden of proof and ascertaining procedures in ex officio confiscation. As a result, efficacy in combating counterfeiting would be compromised. In view of efficacy, an amendment was made in 2016 to exclude application of "confiscation" provisions of the Criminal Code and to maintain absolute obligation of confiscation under Article 98 of the Trademark Act. No changes were made to confiscation practices under the amendment.
Trademark applications are examined under the Trademark Act and the Enforcement Rules of the Trademark Act by the Intellectual Property Office (TIPO), an administrative agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Website: Contact email address:
Ministry of Economic Affairs 15 Fuzhou St. Taipei 10015 Phone: +886 2 2376 6141 Fax: +886 2 2737 3183 Website: