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The emergence of e-commerce, in which a wide range of goods are readily accessible, is leading to increasing overlap between the sales channels and target consumers of goods or services designated by different marks.
13 January 2022
Covid-19 lockdowns have forced some businesses to stop using their trademarks. While there is no word from Taiwan’s government on how this may affect non-use cancellations, owners can take pre-emptive steps to keep their marks valid.
02 December 2021
This decision of Taiwan’s IP Court demonstrates what type of evidence is required to prove trademark use when the mark at issue is used on a website that does not have a ‘.tw’ top-level domain.
09 November 2021
In a case currently before the Supreme Administrative Court, a registered trademark that was advertised in Taiwan could be vulnerable to non-use cancellation in the absence of any actual business transaction. Such a finding could have far-reaching consequences for trademark owners that offer their services offered outside of Taiwan.
29 September 2021
In these opposition proceedings involving the marks SIMFY and SOMFY, Taiwan’s Supreme Administrative Court rebuked the IP Court for failing to take into consideration all relevant factors when determining the similarity of the goods and services.
23 August 2021
A recent case from the IP Court provides new guidance on the unclear language in Taiwan’s Trademark Act with regard to the prior-use defence and who can benefit from it.
19 August 2021
A recently proposed draft amendment in Taiwan will create an online platform for trademark owners to inspect suspected counterfeits at the Taiwanese border remotely, improving transparency and convenience.
05 August 2021
Taiwan is an innovation-driven economy, ranked 12 out of 141 economies according to the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report 2019.
11 May 2021
Taiwan’s IP Court has recently issued two decisions involving Volkswagen’s mark ID.4 and Taipei Financial Center Corporation’s mark 101 - with very different outcomes.
19 March 2021
Taiwan trademark experts analyse how the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) examines distinctiveness, particularly with regard to words, characters and numbers. In particular, they take a deep dive into the examination of foreign language signs.
07 January 2021
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