Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) introduced the Green Mark program in 1992 as a voluntary eco-labeling system intended to “promote the concept of recycling, pollution reduction, and resource conservation.” The program divides products into over a hundred categories, each with a specific set of criteria that align product categories with sustainable development principles. In the…

A visiting delegation urges early passage of Patent Linkage legislation. During a recent visit to Taipei, a six-member delegation from the Washington, DC-based Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) urged Taiwan’s legislature to give early attention to pending bills to strengthen intellectual property protection for pharmaceuticals. Passage of the proposed amendments to the Pharmaceutical…