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1.Singed on November 12, 2001 Entered into force on December 17, 2001
 
In the light of the importance of international co-operation on
intellectual property in supporting the development of indusry,
technology and the economy.
the Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands
and
the Netherlands Trade and Investment Office
Hereinafter referred to as "the parties'
hereby establish the agreement set out below:
Articl 1
Each of the parties shall accept that a natural or juridical pe-
rson of either territory represented by each party who has, in
accordance with the Declarations referred to in Article 2, duly
filed in their territory on or after the date on which this Agr-
eement takes effect an application for a patent of invention or
for a utility model, shall enjoy on a reciprocal basis, for the
purposes of filing in the territory represented by the other Pa-
rty, a right of priority based on such laws and regulations of
the place in which the second filings are made. The right of pr-
iority claimed in an application for a patent of invention filed
in the territory represented by one party may be based on the f-
iling in the territory represented by the other party of an app-
lication for a utility model partent, and vice versa.
Article 2
1.This Agreement shall be completed by the Exchange of Declarat-
i ons which are annexed to the Agreement and which constitute
an integral part thereof.
2.This Agreement shall take effect on the date on which both De-
clarations have been published.
3.This Agreement shal remain in force until terminated by either
party upon six months written notice to the other party.
In witness whereof, the undersigned, being duly authorized, hav-
esigned this agreement.
Done in duplicate, in the Chinese, Dutch and English languages,
all three texts being equally authentic. In case of any diverge-
nce in interpretation, the Enlish version shall prevail.

For the Taipei Representative For the Netherlands Trade
office in the Netherlands and livestment Office

Shin, Ker-Min Siebe K.Schuur
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Shin, Ker-Min Siebe K.Schuur
Representative Representative
12-Nov.-2001

Declaration
The intellectual Property Office in Taipei hereby declares in a-
ccordance with article 24 of the patent Law of the territory in
which it is established:
Any natural or juridical person of the territory represented by
the netherlands Trade and Investment Office who has duly filed
an application for a patent of a utility model, on or after the
date of effect of the Agreement, with the Industrial Property O-
ffice in The Hague, or its successor in title, shall enjoy, for
the purpose of filing an application for a patent or a utility
model with the intellectual Property Office in Taipei, a right
of priority during a period of twelve months.
However, the date of priority claimed by an applicant should not
be prior to the date of effect of the Agreement.
In dealing with claims for a priority right as mentioned in the
foregoing paragraph, the Intellectual Property Office in Taipei
and any other competent authority in its territory shall act in
accordance with article 4 of the Paris Convention for the Prote-
ction of Industrail Property.
This Declaration will be published on 11 December 2001
For the Intellectual Property
office in Taipei

Chen Ming-Bang
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Director General
Date:12-Nov-2001

Declaration
The industrial Property Office in The Hauge hereby declares in
accordance with aritcle 9 of the patent Act 1995 of the territo-
ry in which it is established:
Any natural or juridical person of the territory represented by
the Taipei Representative Office in the Netherlands, who has du-
ly filed an application for a patent or a utility model, on or
after the date of effect of the Agreement, with the Intellectual
Property office in Taipei, or its successor in title, shall enj-
oy, for the purpose of filing an application for a patent or a
utiltiy model with the lndustrial Property Office in The Hague,
a right of priority during a period of twelve months.
However, the date of priority claimed by an applicant should not
be prior to the date of effect of the agreement.
In dealing with claims for a priority right as mentioned in the
foregoing paragraph, the industrail Property Office and other c-
ompetent authorities in the Netherlands shall act in accordance
with articile 4 of the Paris Convention for the Protection of I-
ndustrial Property.
This Declaration will be published on 17 December 2001
For the Industrial Property
Office in the Hague

Berger
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Rob Berger
President
date:12-11-01
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