New Standard for Sequence Listings Format Implemented in Taiwan, China

September 30, 2022

TIPO, the Intellectual Property Office in Taiwan, China has fully implemented the Standard ST.26 of the International Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) since August 1, 2022 in order to be consistent with the new standard for sequence listings format published by WIPO. That is to say, patent applications for invention filed on or after August 1, 2022, if including sequence listings, shall comply with the new standard.

In addition, the TIPO stipulated a transition period for the needs of facilitating the filing of international patent applications. That is, all applications for invention filed from July 1 to July 31, 2022 will be accepted by the TIPO even if the format of the sequence listings disclosed in the applications does not comply with the new standard.

(Source: Unitalen IP)