Details of the Applicant, including his name, address, and nationality, are required at the time of filing.
To file an invention patent application or a utility model application, the Applicant needs to submit the specification, the claims, and the drawings.
To file a design application for a three-dimensional design, the Applicant needs to submit drawings or photos illustrating the six views (i.e. front view, left side view, right side view, bottom view, top view and rear view) and the perspective view of the design. To file a design application for a two-dimensional design, the Applicant needs to submit drawings showing the front view and the recurring unit of the design (if applicable). The Applicant may submit auxiliary figures, if necessary.
Any foreign Applicant, whose country of origin is a WTO member or who has a domicile or a place of business within the territory of a WTO member country, is entitled to claim priority in Taiwan based on his invention patent or utility model application first filed in any member country of the WTO within 12 months (or 6 months in case of a design application) of the filing date in Taiwan. When claiming priority, it is advisable to indicate the filing date and serial number of the basic priority application at the time of filing.