How can I claim a priority right based on the first application filed in a country other than Taiwan?
The citizens or residents of the member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) may enjoy the benefits of a priority right based on the first application filed in any WTO member if the patent application filed with TIPO is no later than 12 months after filing the first application. For a design application, the time period is 6 months from the filing date of the first application.
When you claim a priority, you have to do the following:
(1) Specify the name of the country where the first application is filed, the filing date and the application number on the request form, and
(2) Submit the priority document within 16 months from the filing date of the first application or the earliest filing date when multiple priority rights are claimed. Please note that for a design application, the time period should be 10 months from the earliest priority date.