十卷十四期 91年7月31日

本 期 提 要 HEADLINES

 1.經濟部智慧財產局組織條例部分條文修正案公布施行

總統於本(91)年7月17日公布「經濟部智慧財產局組織條例部分條文修正案」,並自公布日施行。本次計修正四條,包括增加專利助理審查官九十人、商標助理審查官十人;減列專利高級審查官十一人、專利審查官二十四人及技佐七人,共四十二人改置為專利助理審查官;及延長聘用人員、兼任專利審查委員之減聘年限為八年,以應人才培訓及經驗傳承,另為應特殊性、稀少性專利案件審查需要,得聘編制員額百分之十之兼任專利審查委員。 

該局於是項組織條例修正通過後,將逐步充實專利商標基層審查人力,提高審案速度與品質,落實經發會「健全智慧財產權之審查機制」決議,以促進產業技術發展,提昇國家競爭力。 

Amendments to Statute for Organization of IPO, MOEA

The President had on July 17, 2002 promulgated the Partial Amendments to the Statute for Organization of Intellectual Property Office, Ministry of Economic Affairs, which entered into force as of the date of promulgation.  The present amendments revised 4 of the articles, including adding 90 patent assistant examiners and 10 trademark assistant examiners; removing 11 patent senior examiners, 24 patent examiners and 7 assistant technicians, who will be reorganized as patent assistant examiners; revising length of the period in which the number of professional personnel and part-time patent examiners employed will be gradually reduced, which is extended to 8 years, in order to facilitate personnel training and passing on of experience; in addition, in order to meet the needs of special and rare patent cases, part-time patent examiners may be retained, whose number should not exceed 10% of the total personnel quota authorized under the Statute. 

Once these Regulations have been passed, the IPO will gradually strengthen its frontline personnel for patent and trademark examiners, increase examination efficiency and quality, and truly realize the EDAC's resolution to "create a sound IPR examination system".  These measures will help to promote Taiwan's industrial technological development and enhance our international competitiveness. 

2.保護智慧財產權行動年查緝成果豐碩

行政院已於本(91)年7月12日核定法務部所呈報之「保護智慧財產權行動年查緝專案計畫」修正案,將該專案計畫延長至本年12月31日,全力加強查緝盜版仿冒。該專案計畫自本年1月30日展開全省同步查緝行動,迄6月30日止計查獲盜版品總值預估超過新台幣60億餘元。 

內政部警政署於本年3月責成保二總隊以任務編組方式,編制100名保護智慧財產權專責警力,查緝侵害智慧財產權案件;警政署並預定於明(92)年,成立保護智慧財產權警察大隊,初步預計警力為220名。 

Outstanding Prosecution Results for Protection of IPR Action Year

The Executive Yuan had on July 12, 2002 approved the Ministry of Justice's application to revise the "Protection of Intellectual Property Rights Action Year Prosecution Plan", by extending the Plan to December 31 of this year, so as to spearhead prosecution of counterfeiting.  The said Plan had commenced across the island on January 30, 2002, and as at June 30 had seized counterfeit goods with a total value in excess of NT$6,000 million.

 

The National Police Administration (NPA) of the Ministry of Interior had in March this year established the Pao-2 Taskforce, whose 100 members were specifically assigned to protect intellectual property rights and investigate IPR infringement cases.  The NPA also intends to establish an IPR Protection Police Team in 2003, which is forecasted to have an initial manpower of 220. 

3.查禁仿冒商品小組九十年第四季執行保護智財權工作成效

依據經濟部查禁仿冒商品小組統計資料披露,該組九十年十至十二月處理海關移送之疑似仿冒案件計74件(含10月28件、11月17件及12月29件)、受理檢舉案件共42件(包括10月12件、11月13件及12月17件)。 

另該組於是項期間核發警調人員申請查緝仿冒獎金案件共367件計1,509,378元(查獲之仿冒商品估值為34,537,173元),茲分項敘述如下:

(1)10月:核發查緝仿冒獎金案件共153件計675,064元,含括商標17件、專利1件及著作權135件,而查獲之仿冒商品估值為17,060,032元。

(2)11月:核發查緝仿冒獎金案件共137件計637,614元,包含商標17件、專利1件及著作權119件,而查獲之仿冒商品估值為13,953,249元。

(3)12月:核發查緝仿冒獎金案件共77件計196,700元,包括商標2件、專利1件及著作權74件,而查獲之仿冒商品估值為3,523,892元。 

Work by Anti-Counterfeiting Committee in 4th Quarter of 2001

According to statistics released by the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee (ACC) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, during the period from October to December 2001, the ACC investigated 74 cases of suspected counterfeiting (being 28 in October, 17 in November, and 29 in December) and 42 complaint cases (12 in October, 13 in November, and 17 in December). 

During this period, the ACC approved a total of 367 applications by police and investigators for rewards for anti-counterfeiting efforts, totaling NT$1,509,378 (the value of counterfeit products seized is estimated at NT$34,537,173).  The details are as follows:

(1)October:  There were 153 reward applications, totaling NT$675,064, which included 17 trademark, 1 patent, and 135 copyright cases, with total estimated value of seized counterfeit products being NT$17,060,032;

(2)November:  There were 137 reward applications, totaling NT$637,614, which included 17 trademark, 1 patent, and 119 copyright cases, with total estimated value of seized counterfeit products being NT$13,953,249;

(3)December:  There were 77 reward applications, totaling NT$196,700, which included 2 trademark, 1 patent, and 74 copyright cases, with total estimated value of seized counterfeit products being NT$3,523,892. 

4.警政署九十年第四季保護智財權工作成果

茲據內政部警政署統計資料指出,該署九十年十至十二月依涉嫌侵害智慧財產權而移送偵辦之案件計1,386件(1,631人),分別為涉嫌仿冒商標案件125件188人(含10月40件56人、11月30件45人及12月55件87人)、侵害專利權案件35件51人(包括10月17件27人、11月9件12人及12月9件12人)與侵害著作權案件1,226件1,392人(包含10月431件497人、11月437件498人及12月358件397人)。 

另是項期間涉外著作權案件計194件234人(含10月75件96人、11月62件81人及12月57件57人),其中涉美案件共186件226人(包含10月70件91人、11月61件80人及12月55件55人。) 

此外,該期間查獲之仿冒商品市價估值為新台幣1,422,953,690元(含10月327,826,864元、11月817,780,928元及12月277,345,898元)。 

IPR Protection Work by NPA in 4th Quarter of 2001

According to statistics released by the National Police Administration (NPA) of the Ministry of Interior, during the period from October to December 2001 the NPA had handled a total of 1,386 cases of alleged infringement of IPR (1,631 defendants). This consists of 125 cases of alleged trademark infringement involving 188 defendants (being 40 cases with 56 defendants in October, 30 cases with 45 defendants in November, and 55 cases with 87 defendants in December), 35 cases of patent infringement involving 51 defendants (being 17 cases with 27 defendants in October, 9 cases with 12 defendants in November, and 9 cases with 12 defendants in December), and 1,226 cases of copyright infringement involving 1,392 defendants (being 431 cases with 497 defendants in October, 437 cases with 498 defendants in November, and 358 cases with 397 defendants in December). 

During this period, 194 cases with 234 defendants involved infringement of foreign-owned copyright (being 75 cases with 96 defendants in October, 62 cases with 81 defendants in November, and 57 cases with 57 defendants in December).  Amongst these, 186 cases with 226 defendants involved infringement of U.S.-owned copyright (being 70 cases with 91 defendants in October, 61 cases with 80 defendants in November, and 55 cases with 55 defendants in December). 

The total market value of counterfeit products seized during this period is NT$1,422,953,690 (consisting of NT$327,826,864 in October, NT$817,780,928 in November, and NT$277,345,898 in December). 

5.海關九十年第四季查獲出口貨物商標申報不符案件處理情形

根據海關九十年十至十二月份查獲出口貨物商標申報不符案件處理情形統計資料披露,運動器材准予放行(或具結放行)者1件、汽(機)車零件准予放行(或具結放行)者1件、化菻~准予放行(或具結放行)、責令退關及其他者各1件、電腦產品准予放行(或具結放行)及其他者各有7件與1件、塑膠製品准予放行(或具結放行)、責令退關及其他者各1件、紡織品准予放行(或具結放行)及責令退關者各有10件及1件、電子零件准予放行(或具結放行)及責令退關各有5件及1件、其他貨品之准予放行(或具結放行)及責令退關分別有30件及4件。 

Customs Inspections of Export Product Trademark Declarations in 4th Quarter 2001

According to statistics released by the Customs concerning discovery of inaccurate export product trademark declarations during the period from October to December 2001:

Sporting goods:  1 case released with authorization or bond;

Automotive components:  1 case released with authorization or bond;

Cosmetics goods:  1 case released with authorization or bond, 1 case exportation denied, 1 other case;

Computer goods:  7 cases released with authorization or bond, 1 other case;

Plastic goods:  1 case released with authorization or bond, 1 case exportation denied, 1 other case;

Textile goods:  10 cases released with authorization or bond, 1 case exportation denied;

Electronic components:  5 cases released with authorization or bond, 1 case exportation denied;

Other goods:  30 cases released with authorization or bond, 4 cases exportation denied. 

6.新聞局九十年第四季查扣違法錄影節目帶業成果

九十年十至十二月行政院新聞局及地方政府有關單位共查察及取締MTV216家次(含10月71家次、11月75家次及12月70家次;其中晚間8時以後查察取締162家次,包括10月50家次、11月51家次及12月61家次)、錄影節目帶租售店746家次(包含10月244家次、11月239家次及12月263家次)及其他共267家次。 

是項期間共計查扣違法錄影節目帶14,073卷(含括10月11,724卷、11月2,187卷及12月162卷)及影音光碟65,552片(含10月59,254片、11月2,353片及12月3,945片);依侵權及妨害風化移送偵辦案件共12件(含10月5件及11月7件)及廣電法核處案件計78件(包含10月28件、11月16件及12月34件)。 

另是項期間,財團法人電影及錄影著作保護基金會(FVWP)根據該局查察取締資料,逕行移送偵辦案件,計有涉嫌侵害著作權案件13件(即10月5件、11月7件及12月1件)。 

Results of GIO Investigations of Video Rental Industry in 4th Quarter 2001

During the period from October to December 2001, the Government Information Office (GIO) and the local government agencies jointly conducted 216 raids on MTV parlors (71 in October, 75 in November and 70 in December; 162 of these raids were conducted after 8pm, being 50 in October, 51 in November, and 61 in December).  They also conducted 746 raids on video rental stores (244 in October, 239 in November, and 263 in December) and 267 investigations into other business establishments. 

As a result, the authorities seized 14,073 illegal videotapes (11,724 in October, 2,187 in November, and 162 in December) and 65,552 optical media disks (59,254 in October, 2,353 in November, and 3,945 in December).  12 cases were referred to the prosecutors for infringement and violation of public morals (being 5 cases in October and 7 in November), while 78 were subject to administrative sanctions under the Broadcasting and Television Law (being 28 cases in October, 16 in November, and 34 in December). 

During this period, based on the results of GIO investigations, the Film and Video Works Protection Foundation (FVWP) also referred 13 cases to the prosecutors' office for suspected copyright infringement, being 5 cases in October, 7 cases in November, and 1 case in December. 

7.新聞局九十年第四季查獲101家次違規有線電視(播送)系統業

九十年十至十二月行政院新聞局及地方政府有關單位查察取締有線電視(播送)系統業共473家次(含10月163家次、11月182家次及12月128家次;其中晚間8時以後查察取締88家次,包括10月33家次、11月30家次及12月25家次),分別是機房查驗155家次(包含10月49家次、11月49家次及12月57家次),共查獲1家次違反權利保護規定及6家次違反廣告法規,而測錄則查驗318家次(含括10月114家次、11月133家次及12月71家次),計查獲100家次違反廣告與5家次違反節目等法規。 

此外,是項期間該局處理民眾申訴反映案件計893件(含10月266件、11月315件及12月312件),分別是涉嫌違反節目規定68件(含10月24件、11月21件及12月23件)、違反廣告規定189件(即10月71件、11月71件及12月47件)、違反費用規定242件(包含10月64件、11月82件及12月96件)及違反權利保護規定394件(含括10月107件、11月141件及12月146件)。 

GIO Uncovers 101 Violating Cable TV Operators in 4th Quarter 2001

During the period from October to December 2001, the Government Information Office (GIO) and local government agencies jointly conducted 473 raids on cable TV operators (being 163 in October, 182 in November and 128 in December; 88 of these raids were conducted after 8pm, being 33 in October, 30 in November and 25 in December).  These investigations consisted of 155 investigations of primary broadcasting facilities (being 49 in October, 49 in November and 57 in December), uncovering 1 violation of rights protection regulations and 6 violations of advertising regulations; and 318 investigations via test recordings (being 114 in October, 133 in November and 71 in December), uncovering 100 violations of advertising regulations and 5 violations of programming regulations. 

In addition, the GIO handled 893 cases of consumer complaints (being 266 in October, 315 in November and 312 in December).  They are respectively 68 suspected programming violations (24 in October, 21 in November and 23 in December), 189 advertising violations (71 in October, 71 in November and 47 in December), 242 fees regulation violations (64 in October, 82 in November and 96 in December), and 394 rights protection regulation violations (107 in October, 141 in November, and 146 in December). 

8.IFPI九十年第四季執行反盜錄工作成效

依據財團法人國際唱片業交流基金會(IFPI, Members' Foundation in Taiwan)就有聲出版品取締的統計資料披露,九十年十至十二月該會協同警察機關等相關單位查察取締侵權之有聲出版品案件計661件,包括夜市攤販626件、中磐2件、工廠1件、倉庫9件、MP3販賣2件、門市1件、包裝中心3件及住家17件等,共查扣盜版卡帶148卷、CD947,741片、MP3  70片、CD-R 92片、VCD 358片及機械設備與半成品乙批,市場評估損失共約998,073,250元。此外,該季查獲涉嫌侵害著作權而移送偵辦之嫌疑犯計799人。 

Work by IFPI in 4th Quarter 2001

According to statistics recently released by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, Members' Foundation in Taiwan (IFPI), the IFPI had assisted police and other related agencies with a total of 661 raids for infringing audio products during the period from October to December 2001.  These consisted of raids on 626 night market vendors, 2 intermediaries, 1 factory, 9 warehouses, 2 MP3 vendors, 1 retailer, 3 packing centers and 17 residential premises, resulting in seizures of 148 pirated cassettes, 947,741 pirated CDs, 70 MP3 disks, 92 CD-Rs, 358 VCDs, and a set of machinery, equipment and semi-finished goods.  This constitutes an estimated loss of NT$998,073,250 at market value.  In addition, a total of 799 defendants were referred to the Prosecutors' Office for suspected infringement of copyright. 

9.FVWP九十年第四季反盜錄工作成果

根據財團法人電影及錄影著作保護基金會(FVWP)就視聽著作物之調查、取締及其真品平行輸入之處理的統計資料披露,九十年十至十二月該會受理海關執行視聽著作物真品平行輸入交付查詢之案件計有9件,查詢結果疑似未經合法授權之案件有3件。 

是項期間,FVWP並針對錄影帶出租店、MTV視聽中心、影碟交換中心等進行了578件調查,另會同行政院新聞局等相關政府機關執行402件取締工作,共計查扣錄影帶、影碟、VCD、DVD等計932,028卷(片)。 

此外,FVWP代理美國電影協會(MPAA)的會員公司向我國法院提起540件訴訟案。 

Work by FVWP in 4th Quarter of 2001

From October to December 2001, the Foundation for the Protection of Film and Video Works (FVWP) handled 9 cases of suspected parallel importation of copyrighted audio-visual works referred by the Customs authorities, and found 3 cases where copyright appeared not to be duly licensed. 

During the same period the FVWP had conducted 578 investigations of video rental stores, MTV parlors and laser disc exchange centers.  It also carried out 402 raids with the assistance of the Government Information Office (GIO) and other agencies, resulting in the seizure of 932,028 videotapes, laser discs, VCDs and DVDs. 

In addition the FVWP has filed 540 lawsuits in Taiwan on behalf of member companies of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). 

10.九十年年第四季侵害智財權判決確定案件判處一年以上者有九十一人

依據法務部統計資料指出,九十年十至十二月我國法院對於侵害著作權、商標專用權或專利權判決確定案件,被告共731人,分別為10月252人、11月273人及12月206人,其中判處有期徒刑、拘役或罰金之有罪科刑判決共505人,分別是10月190人、11月170人及12月145人。 

有罪科刑判決中,判處6月(含)以下者計325人,10至12月各有116人(含涉美案件7人)、114人(含涉美案件7人)及95人(含涉美案件10人);判處逾6月1年未滿者共35人,10至12月分別有16人(含涉美案件4人)、10人(含涉美案件2人)與9人(含涉美案件2人);判處1年(含)以上2年未滿共計84人,10至12月各為31人(含涉美案件4人)、28人(含涉美案件6人)及25人(含涉美案件2人);判處2年(含)以上3年未滿者共計7人,10月至12月各有2人、4人(含涉美案件1人)及1人;判處拘役者共有43人,10至12月各是19人(含涉美案件5人)、13人(含涉美案件3人)與11人。

91 Persons Sentenced to 1+ Years Imprisonment in Affirmed IPR Cases in 4th Quarter 2001

According to statistics released by the Ministry of Justice, during the period from October to December 2001 there were 731 defendants in affirmed cases of copyright, trademark or patent infringement heard by R.O.C. courts (252 defendants in October, 273 in November, and 206 in December).  Amongst these, 505 were convicted and sentenced to imprisonment, detention or fines (being 190 defendants in October, 170 in November, and 145 in December). 

Amongst the convictions, 325 defendants were sentenced to 6 months or less, being 116 in October (including 7 in U.S.-related cases), 114 in November (including 7 in U.S.-related cases), and 95 in December (including 10 in U.S.-related cases).  35 defendants were sentenced to between 6 and 12 months, being 16 in October (including 4 U.S.-related cases), 10 in November (including 2 U.S.-related cases), and 9 in December (including 2 U.S.-related cases).  84 defendants were sentenced to 1 year or more but less than 2 years, being 31 in October (including 4 U.S.-related cases), 28 in November (including 6 U.S.-related cases), and 25 in December (including 2 U.S.-related cases).  7 defendants were sentenced to 2 years or more but less than 3 years, being 2 in October, 4 in November (including 1 U.S.-related case), and 1 in December.  43 were sentenced to detention, being 19 in October (including 5 U.S.-related cases), 13 in November (including 3 U.S.-related cases), and 11 in December.