Taiwan, UK to cooperate over intellectual property
CNATAIPEI -- Taiwan and the United Kingdom have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to increase information exchanges and cooperation on intellectual property issues, the UK representative office in Taiwan said Wednesday.
September 19, 2013, 12:25 am TWN
The MOU — the first one on intellectual property between Taiwan and the UK — commits the two sides to exchange information and cooperate on issues such as Internet piracy, patent law harmonization and other international intellectual property issues, the British Trade and Cultural Office (BTCO) said in a statement.
The cooperative effort will be handled by the Intellectual Property Office under Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs and the UK's Intellectual Property Office, according to the BTCO, which represents UK interests in Taiwan in the absence of diplomatic ties.
“Taiwan and the UK are at the global forefront of innovation and the creative industries, so it is vital that the two offices work together to create the right regulatory climate to support this,” BTCO Director Chris Wood said in the statement.