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Legislative Yuan greenlights Taiwan Patent Attorney Act amendments to safeguard right to work of persons with disabilities
E181105Y1.E181102Y1 | Dec. 2018(E229) Back    
 To put into practice Article 27 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) that ensures the equal rights of persons with disabilities to work and freedom to choose their profession, Taiwan Legislative Yuan passed the third reading of the amendments to Article 4, Article 37, and Article 40 of the Taiwan Patent Attorney Act on November 2, 2018.  The amendments repeal the original provisions that those who have been certified by a medical doctor commissioned by the relevant competent authority as having mental illness or physical or mental disorder and thus being unable to engage in professional services shall not practice as a patent attorney or a patent agent.  (November 2018) 
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