||Science & Technology Law Institute (STLI)
|In 1989, with a view to helping Taiwanese
industries to improve their international competitiveness,
the Institute for Information Industry (III) established
an "Information Law Research Unit" within its
Market Information Center (MIC). Soon it became clear
that there was much demand for the capabilities of this
Unit. Accordingly on March 1, 1996, with the support of
the Ministry of Economic Affairs, this Unit was formally
expanded to become the independent Science & Technology
Law Center (STLC).
The STLC was created to complement the formulation
of national economic policies. It provides a venue for
government and industries to collaborate, so as to create
a comprehensive legal environment that nurtures Taiwan's
hi-tech advancement and industrial applications. It
also conducts preliminary research in pioneering areas
of science and technology law, which enables the government
to draft or revise related laws and policies, hence
removing legal barriers to technological advancement.
These research results will then enhance the responsiveness
of Taiwanese technology businesses to the law, and help
them to realize their full potential.
The STLC is the first body in Taiwan to be dedicated
to science and technology law research. Since its establishment,
it has headed or participated in a great number of research
projects concerning the development of Taiwanese technology
laws, offering solutions to issues arising from the
existing system. The STLC bears a heavy responsibility
- that of building the legal infrastructure that will
shape future industrial development in Taiwan. It is
a responsibility that each and every member of the STLC
honors, and we will work together towards realizing
Introduction to the Taipei Bar Association
|For integrating legal and technological
resources in research, and assisting the industries to
enhance their competitive power internationally, the III
has established a “Research Team on Information Laws”
in one of its functional unit, the MIC. The team was expanded
to the “Technology Laws Center” on March 1, 1996.
The Technology Laws Center performs the staff function
for the III in legal and patent affairs. In addition,
it also dedicates as the databank on technology laws to
assist the government in integrating technology related
legal rules and the technology industry to adapt to new
legal environment. This could help our country to build
up a bona fide legal environment for technological development.
We perform the following functions:
l Perform staff function for the government on legal matters
l Assist the enterprises to promote legal education among
l Assist the enterprises to adapt to the change in legal
l Perform staff function for the III on legal and patent
The Technology Laws Center of the III has long been experienced
and expertise in Internet related legal rules. It has
been highly acclaimed by the government, academic circle
and the industry of our country.
Intellectual property rights related policies and legal
Basic construction in information technology and related
policies and legal rules.
Internet related policies and legal rules.
E-commerce related policies and legal rules.
In addition, the center has regular publications like
the “Technology and Law in Perspective,” “Intellectual
Property Right Management Quarterly,” and “ Intellectual
Property Right Monthly.” They are prestigious publications
in the laws on intellectual property rights and on technology
in the country.