• International Country Code:

    TW
  • Time Zone:

    UTC/GMT +08:00
  • Currency:

    Taiwan New Dollar (TWD)

Trademark in Taiwan

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Trademark protection in Taiwan is regulated by the Trademark Act.

  • Trademark fees

Fees associated with filing trademark applications in Taiwan as well as other trademark fees are available in the fee calculator.

  • Multiple-class applications

Multiple-class trademark applications are possible in Taiwan.

  • Filing requirements in Taiwan

For obtainment of the filing date a trademark application in Taiwan should contain:
- representation of a trademark;
- list of goods and services;
- applicant's details.

A simply signed copy of Power of Attorney should be submitted within 3 months from the filing date of the Taiwanese trademark application. Notarization or legalization is not required.

A certified copy of the Priority Document should be provided within 3 months from the filing date. The translation of the front page into Chinese is required. Electronic copy is also acceptable.

  • Examination, publication and opposition to a trademark application in Taiwan

The application process includes a formal examination, an examination of distinctiveness (absolute grounds) and a search for prior trademarks. In case of positive results of examination, the trademark will be registered and published in the Trademark Gazette. Thereupon any interested person may file an opposition against a trademark application in Taiwan within 3 months from the publication date.

  • Grant, validity term and trademark renewal

The grant fee should be paid by the applicant within two months from receipt of the Notice of Allowance. A trademark registration in Taiwan is valid for 10 years from the date of registration. The registration is renewable for ten year periods. Trademarks may be renewed 6 months prior to the expiration date or 6 months after it providing that a surcharge for late renewal has been paid.

  • Duration of registration procedure

The processing time from filing to registration is approximately 12 months.

  • Use requirement

A trademark may be subject to cancellation in Taiwan if it has not been used within the continuous period of 3 years from registration.

  • Representation by a trademark attorney

For foreigners, it is recommended to perform the trademark prosecution in Taiwan through a registered Taiwanese trademark attorney.

  •  Note

Online Search Database for Taiwan Trademarks.

Brief summary is based on the information provided by TJIP International Patent Trademark Firm on 21.01.2019
Please contact us if the above information contains any discrepancies with Taiwanese IP Laws.

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