Taiwan Trademark Registration

Taiwan Trademark must file a Taiwan trademark application with Taiwan's Intellectual Property Office (TIPO). 


Taiwan Trademark Classes selection

Taiwan trademark classes are commonly referred to as classification of goods and services. It is a standard way to describe and organize the types of goods and services to which the marks apply. The Nice Classification of Goods and Services is an international standard adopted by 148 countries. Though Taiwan is not a signatory to international trademark treaties, Taiwan is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and it follows the Nice Classification system.


Taiwan Trademark Search

During the TIPO examination procedure, there is no interiorities research is done. As the application of a trademark in Taiwan is considered as an act of infringement, therefore it is important to conduct a trademark search before filing the Taiwan trademark application.


Taiwan Trademark Application

Normally, the TIPO renders a decision within six months after it receives all supporting documents.  If the application is approved, the mark will be published and registered after the applicant


Taiwan Trademark Filing

The Taiwan Trademark application has to contain the applicant identification, the trademark, the product(s) and/or service(s) to which it applies and, when it occurs, the claim of a foreign application priority.


Taiwan Trademark Application Publication

The Taiwan trademark application is published in the Taiwan's Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) within about 6 to 7 weeks working days of the filing date.


Taiwan Trademark Examination

The Taiwan Office may ask to specify the designated products or to include a class which contains some of the designated products, without extending the application scope. The Taiwan's Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) may also refuse a sign for its lack of distinctively.


In case of irregularities, the applicant has a time allowed by the Taiwan's Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) (generally one month) in order to regularize his application or to contest the observation.


Term of Taiwan Trademark Protection

The term of Taiwan Trademark protection is ten years from the date of registration.  The trademark may be renewed for additional ten year terms within six months of the expiration date of the mark's present term. There is also a six-month grace period following expiration of a mark.


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