Taiwan Dead Serious About Copyright On Funeral Music

Ralph Jennings reported for the Voice of America about two lawsuits of Taiwanese studios against funeral houses in Taichung. Mr Jennings writes: “Taiwanese funeral homes play pre-recorded music at traditional ceremonies, some of which also involve live bands and street parades to honor the dead.” Read more here. Lin Shu-hui previously wrote for the Taipei Times: “Music […]

Taiwan Makes Priority Claims in Other Countries Possible In The Patent, Trademark and Plant Variety and Plant Seed Acts

Taiwan Intellectual Property Organization (TIPO) announced that the Presidential Office promulgated the amendments of some IPR laws on August 25, 2010, that makes priority claims possible in other countries. The amendments went into force on September 12, 2010. Implementing a principle of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (article 4) and incorporated […]

Surrealistic Copyright Infringement During Design Contest TIPO: Work Shattered, But the Truth Came Out

China National News reported the most surreal news IP Dragon has read for a long time. The Taiwanese Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) organised a design competition. The purpose was to make the public respect the intellectual property of other people. The Taiwanese student Wu Chih-Wei won the contest with ‘Work – shattered’ a design of […]