Washington Law Review


As global trade grows, intellectual property rights become increasingly important. United States corporations must often seek redress for infringement of their intellectual property rights in foreign forums. Taiwan has an international reputation for commercial counterfeiting. United States corporations with no presence in Taiwan are sometimes victims of infringement there. This Note describes the problems a non-recognized United States corporation presently faces in protecting its intellectual property rights in Taiwan and proposes a solution embodied in the United States-Republic of China (ROC) Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation (FCN Treaty). A criminal case instituted by Apple Computer in Taiwan illustrates the issues involved.

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