Copyright

Brief Introduction to the Application Procedure

A)Documents should be filed includes:
(1)     the power of attorney;
(2)     the application form;
(3)     the guarantee of the copyright in the subject software;
(4)     relevant certificate of the applicant(should be notarized and authenticated):
         If the applicant is (a)natural person(s)--the copy of the ID card or passport;
         If the applicant is (a)legal person(s)--the copy of business license.
         (see Item C)
(5)     the copy of the source program of the subject software.
         The copies should constitute 30 continual pages of the front and 30 continual pages of the back, and each page should comprise no less than 50 lines. The 60th page should be where a module ends. The whole program should be all filed if it is less than 60 pages. Page number should be marked on the top right corner and suit margin should be left for binding up(need not to bind).
(6)     the copy of the illuminating documents about the design, the operation or the use of software; and the relevant  requirement is the same about item(5).
B)Some other documents should be also filed in certain cases:
(1)     If the software is jointly created—the relevant contract or agreement;
(2)     If the software is created under the commission of other person—the relevant contract or agreement;
(3)     A guarantee that the subject software is not a “work made for hire”.
C)About the certificate of the applicant:
(1)    For legal persons from Taiwan --the business license authenticated by the local court;
(2)    For legal persons from Hong Kong and Macao —the business license authenticated by local law firms which is entrusted by PCR’s Ministry of Justice;
(3)   For corporations of foreign nationality —the business license authenticated by the embassy of PCR.
D)The Copyright Office will accept the case after the above-mentioned documents are properly filed and the relevant fees are paid. Meanwhile, a written notice would be sent to the applicant.

 

Registration of the Pledge Contract objected on Computer Software Copyright
A)Documents should be filed includes:
(1)     the power of attorney;
(2)     the application form;
(3)     certificate of the pledgor and the pledgee(should be notarized and authenticated):
         If the applicant is (a)natural person(s)--the copy of the ID card or passport;
         If the applicant is (a)legal person(s)--the copy of business license.
         (see Item B)
(5)     the valid principal contract and the pledge contract. When the copyright of the objective software is shared by more than two persons, a written agreement by the co-owner is must;
(6)     the copy of the certificate of the subject copyright registration.
B)About the certificate of the applicant:
(1)    For legal persons from Taiwan --the business license authenticated by the local court;
(2)    For legal persons from Hong Kong and Macao —the business license authenticated by local law firms which is entrusted by PCR’s Ministry of Justice;
(3)   For corporations of foreign nationality —the business license authenticated by the embassy of PCR.
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