Region: Taiwan

Understanding the Taiwan trademark application process and its peculiarities

The procedure for registering a trademark in Taiwan can be daunting for applicants. Experts have provided a simple guide to the registration process, offering realistic timelines and the documents required.

08 October 2020

Taiwan courts grant broad protection to foreign trademark licensor

In cancellation proceedings against the mark DADA SUPREME, the  Taiwanese courts have imposed strict criteria for the cancellation of a trademark registration based on the improper use of the mark by a local licensee.

06 July 2020

Procedures and strategies for anti-counterfeiting: Taiwan

Featured in Anti-counterfeiting: A Global Guide 2020

The specialised IP court is expected to be further enlarged in 2020 to become the IP Rights and Commercial Court.

23 April 2020

International IP, Indonesia IP, Taiwan IP and Russia Trademark Firm of the Year: Baker McKenzie

Featured in The Global IP Awards: Key Insights from IP Leaders 2020

30 March 2020

Plain packaging fireworks, Facebook fishing for phishers, and Irish Whiskey in Taiwan: news digest

In our latest round-up, we look at Mauritius considering introducing the international exhaustion of trademark rights, 6,000 counterfeit products seized in China, Conor McGregor’s latest trademark fight, and much more.

01 November 2019

How to build the IP dream team: exclusive interview with Mark McVicar

Producing excellent work consistently can’t be achieved by simply hiring impeccable talent. WTR spoke to Winkler Partners' Mark McVicar about what it takes to be an effective team leader and the keys to finding and refining junior talents.

23 September 2019

Seven counterfeit hotspots you should know in Taiwan

Featured in Physical marketplace counterfeit hotspots

We highlight the areas that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods in Taiwan. An expert in the region provides insights on the different types of retail environment that most often house fake goods in the East Asian state.

12 August 2019

TUTORABC v HITUTOR: Appeal Court sets out distinctiveness criteria

A recent judgment from Taiwan’s IP Appellate Court provides welcome clarification on the protection of well-known trademarks containing words that may otherwise be deemed to lack distinctiveness.

06 August 2019

BALLDRIVE decision highlights IP Court’s strict approach to assessing distinctiveness of word marks

Taiwan’s IP Court has upheld a refusal to register the mark BALLDRIVE for goods in Class 7. The decision shows that a mark may be considered descriptive even when it has been coined by the applicant.

17 October 2018

Taiwan approves major amendment to protect trademarks at the border

A major amendment to the regulations governing customs border measures will be key in the protection of trademarks. The measures allow the owner of a trademark to apply to have it recorded on Customs' database, enabling Customs to seize counterfeits when it inspects imported or exported goods <i>ex officio</i>.

26 September 2017

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