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Intellectual Property and Commercial Court

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IP Jurisdiction

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According to Article 3 of the Intellectual Property and Commercial Court Organization Act, the IP jurisdiction includes:

  1. Civil cases of the first and second instance:
    First instance and second instance of a civil action for the protection of intellectual property rights and interests under the Patent Act, Trademark Act, Copyright Act, Optical Disk Act, Trade Secrets Act, Regulations Governing the Protection of Integrated Circuits Configuration, Species of Plants and Seedling Act, and Fair Trade Act.
     
  2. Ciminal cases of the second instance:
    Offenses under Articles 253 to 255, 317 and 318 of the Criminal Code, violation of the Trademark Act, Copyright Act, Trade Secrets Act, Paragraph 1, Article 35 and Paragraph 1, Article 36 of the Intellectual Property Case Adjudication Act, and appeals against the decisions on criminal actions rendered by district courts in the first instance in an ordinary, summary, or plea bargain proceeding. Criminal actions involving juveniles shall be excluded.
     
  3. Administrative cases of the first instance:
    First instance of an administrative action and a compulsory enforcement action concerning intellectual property rights under the Patent Act, Trademark Act, Copyright Act, Optical Disk Act, Regulations Governing the Protection of Integrated Circuits Configuration, Species of Plants and Seedling Act, and Fair Trade Act.
     
  4. Others:
    Other cases prescribed by law or determined by the Judicial Yuan to be within the jurisdiction of the Intellectual Property and Commercial Court.
  • Release Date:2021-07-01
  • Update:2021-07-20
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