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About TWPAA

 

Although the bill of the Patent Attorney Act was submitted to the Legislative Yuan for deliberation in 1988, no progress has been made for almost 20 years. Thanks to relentless efforts and rounds of discussions undertaken by senior members of APAA, as well as the coordination of the then Director General of TIPO, Mr. Cai Liansheng, the Patent Attorney Act was finally promulgated on July 11th, 2007 and went into effect on January 11th, 2008. The first Taiwan Patent Attorney Bar Examination was held in August 2008, and the first group of patent attorneys became registered patent attorneys in May 2009 after passing the bar examination and receiving training. About 70 patent agents who were exempted from taking the bar examination obtained patent attorney qualification after receiving professional trainings. A promoter meeting of patent attorneys was held on July 29th, 2009 in TIPO in accordance with the Patent Attorney Act, and a formal application for establishing the association was filed with the Ministry of the Interior on August 14th of the same year. The much-expected “Taiwan Patent Attorneys Association” (TWPAA) was finally established on December 11th, 2009.

 

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