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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