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Improve the Patent Linkage System in Taiwan

Improve the Patent Linkage System in Taiwan

Relevant legal adjustments have been undertaken in recent years to meet the regulatory standards of the CPTPP in order to promote Taiwan’s membership in the Comprehensive and Progress Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Intellectual property rights, in particular, have been identified as a high-priority topic for legal amendments. Taiwan proposed draft amendments to the Copyright Law, the Trademark Law, and the Patent Law at the start of 2022. It is planned to add Article 60-1 to clearly establish that the [...]

A New Interview Approach Develops Under Taiwan’s Patent System

A New Interview Approach Develops Under Taiwan’s Patent System

In Taiwan’s current patent process, personal interviews with examiners are regularly conducted at the request of applicants or patent attorneys. In general, a candidate’s desire for an interview must be expressed explicitly in a response when one is intended. However, in order to keep up with the rapid evolution of technology, the IP office is planning to incorporate a new interview technique known as the “IP Office-industry collaboration interview” into the current patent system, in which the examiner can start [...]

INTA published Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide, Unfair Competition Laws, Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee

INTA published Unfair Competition Laws Quick Guide

On September 14, 2021, INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC), Policy Subcommittee voted to approve a Board Resolution, prohibit various forms of unfair competition even though the national statutes or governing laws are diverse in nature. Specifically, the data in the Unfair Competition Quick Guide covers 24 countries, including those in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Sponsored by INTA’s Unfair Competition Committee (UCC) —Policy Subcommittee, the resolution focuses largely on obligations contained in the TRIPS Agreement and is a [...]

The 8th BPIP Annual Conference starts on October 25th 2021, Best Practices Intellectual Property

The 8th BPIP Annual Conference starts on October 25th, 2021

The 8th Best Practices Intellectual Property (BPIP) Annual Conference is about to be commenced on October 25th, 2021 in Sheraton Hotel, Tel Aviv. This conference will bring global decision-makers and international IP experts to Tel Aviv both physically and spiritually through the internet to discuss global issues on IP, trends, and legislation regarding IP matters. Participating in the virtual BPIP conference, brand owners and practitioners from across the world can get the latest update on IP matters in the world, [...]

Taiwan: Proposed amendment to allow music played in parks without constituting an infringement

Taiwan: Proposed amendment to allow music played in parks without constituting an infringement

After seven major amendments were passed at a Cabinet meeting on April 8, 2021, nowadays, playing music in Taiwan’s parks will no longer constitute an infringement of the Copyright Act. This change is the biggest development in the Copyright Act for over two decades. With these amendments, people will be able to play music on devices at parks without worrying about copyright infringement. Wendy Chu, a senior associate at Eiger in Taipei says that: “There have not been many lawsuits against [...]

Taiwan: TIPO proposes a change to the Patent Act

Taiwan recently suggests shortening the entire patent dispute proceedings in order to cope with other advanced countries like Germany, Japan, Korea, United States, etc. Specifically, In December 2020, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) recommended amending the Patent Act.  If the amendments are passed by the legislatures, a new reviewing body titled “the Patent and Trademark Reconsideration and Disputes Review Board” will have the authority to investigate patent invalidation proceedings. It means that the review board can question and deny [...]

Questions of Trademark in Taiwan, Taiwan Trademark

04 Often Questions About Filing Trademark In Taiwan

Questions of Trademark in Taiwan, Taiwan Trademark  When advising clients from different countries on filing new trademark in Taiwan, we do often receive the following 04 questions related to Taiwan trademark: Descriptive part, removal of one part from trademark, use of expired trademark citing against new Taiwan trademark and trademark according to Paris convention. 1. Is this acceptable for Taiwan Trademark including descriptive part? For example, ABC Good Food, does the applicant need to remove the word “Good Food” from the trademark [...]

Procedure of Trademark In Vietnam

Procedure of Trademark in Taiwan

Procedure of Trademark In Taiwan shall include the following steps:   Step 1: Trademark Search in Taiwan (Optional)   Trademark search is not compulsory. However, in order to know the availability of your trademark before officially filing a new trademark in Taiwan, it is highly recommended that you should conduct the trademark search.   The trademark search in Taiwan shall be available within 5-7 days   Step 2: Trademark filing in Taiwan   The trademark procedure in Taiwan shall take about 12-14 months counted from the filing date. [...]

Required documents of filing trademark in China

Required documents of filing trademark in Taiwan

In order to file the trademark in  Taiwan, the following documents are required: + Power of Attorney: Sign only + Other document: + Sample of trademarks to file in Taiwan + Goods/Services used under the trademark (if you know the International Class, send us your class. Otherwise, we will classify by our own end when receiving the lists of goods/services under the trademark. + Name and address of the applicant Please send us the required documents of trademark in Taiwan to the following email: [...]

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