How to accelerate the trademark examination in Taiwan?(圖)
How to accelerate the trademark examination in Taiwan? Jan 10, 2024

Da Zhuang Company (“Da Zhuang”) plans to set up their own brand “Zhuang Yin” for the beverage store, besides, Da Zhuang already instructed a company

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An overview of Proposed Amendments of Intellectual Property Laws in Taiwan as a Preparation for Joining the CPTPP Mar 30, 2022

To facilitate Taiwan in joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act coming into force on Aug. 20, 2019 in Taiwan has incorporated patent linkage. Earlier, the TIPO started to draft...

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Could a landscape feature be able to be registered as trademark? Aug 10, 2017

A phenomenon of bioluminescence of marine microorganisms in Matsu is called “Blue Tear”, which has become a local tourist attraction.

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Taiwan Patent Examination Guidelines for Non-obviousness of Patentability Amended Aug 10, 2017

In Taiwan, patent applicants often receive an official action made by the examiner against an invention patent for lacking the non-obviousness of patentability. Even though relative regulations and brief enumerations are provided in Taiwan Patent...

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IP Trend of First half of 2017 in Taiwan Announced by TIPO Aug 10, 2017

Regarding patent applications during the first half of 2017, the total amount of patent applications in Taiwan including three types of patent reaches 35,566, with 21,913 invention patent applications, 9,694 utility model applications...

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Taiwan Patent Grace Period Extended Feb 10, 2017

Recently, the legislature passed amendments related to grace period in the Patent Act; that are, extending the grace period from six months to twelve months and deleting the obligation to the claim grace period while filing. 

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Taiwan Green Energy Patent Trend Analysis in recent ten years Feb 10, 2017

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office releases a report referring to green energy patent application and the distribution of IPC of the green energy patents from 2005 to 2015. This report focuses on seven major green energy industries in Taiwan...

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Judgement relevant to pure functional characteristics of Design patent in Taiwan Feb 10, 2017

Legal Context:Taiwan Patent Article 124(1):「A design patent shall not be granted in respect of the shape of an article solely dictated by its function」...

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IP Trend of Third Quarter of 2016 in Taiwan Announcement by TIPO Dec 10, 2016

Regarding patent applications during the third quarter of 2016, the total amount of patent applications in Taiwan including three types of patent reach 18,121 and have increased by 0.34% compared to the same period of last year...

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2016 National Invention and Creation Award hosted by TIPO Dec 10, 2016

After four months examination, the Ministry of Economic Affairs Intellectual Property Office has selected 44 outstanding patents from 474 selected cases. Among them, many patents are jointly developed by industry, academy and research institute...

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