Copyrights - Filing Requirements

Copyright Filing for Written Materials

Copyright protection in Taiwan is automatic and arises as soon as the work is created, and it does not need registration.

Works of foreign nationals that comply with the following conditions will be protected under the Copyright Act of Taiwan, unless otherwise alternately provided for by a treaty or international agreement:

1- Works that are first published in Taiwan or works published in Taiwan within 30 days of their first publication in other countries. Therefore EU SMEs need to act quickly to ensure publication happens in both jurisdictions within 30 days.

2- The foreign national’s home country provides reciprocal treatment of copyright created by Taiwanese nationals. In practice this is generally the case internationally and EU SMEs are unlikely to face any problems with this condition.