Trademark

  TRADEMARK

TYPE

 
Trademark
 
Certificate Mark
 
Collective Trademark
 
Collective Membership Mark

VALID TERM

 

A registered trademark is valid for 10 years from publication date and can be renewed every 10 years.

PRIORITY

 
Taiwan is a member of WTO (World Trade Organization), thus the priority claim of patent or trademark from any.

OFFICIAL FEE FOR ONE APPLICATION

Different official fees will be charged according to the number of designated goods:
 
Basic fee for up to 20 goods……… Official fee is US$95 approximately.
 
21 to 60 goods …………………….. Official fee is US$160 approximately.
 
More than 60 goods ……………… Official fee is US$285 approximately.

EXAMINATION

 
Generally, it takes 8-10 months for the examination procedure. Once the application being accepted by the
Examiner, a payment of registration fee shall be paid within 2 months from the date that received a written decision
TIPO (Taiwan Intellectual Property Office).
 
Adversely, the applicant might receive a Notice of Refusal which indicates examiner's concerns.

Amendment

Examiner has some concerns in designated goods of the application. The applicant should submit a written response to clarify examiner's doubt.
Preliminary Rejection
Similar registered mark might be found by the examiner. The applicant should submit a written response to emphasize the difference between cited marks and present application.

REGISTRATION & PUBLICATION

 
A publication will not be made if the foregoing fee is not paid within 2 months from the date that received a written
decision from TIPO.
 
When the application being accepted by the Examiner, a payment of registration fee shall be paid within 2 months
from the date that received a written decision from TIPO.
 
Once fulfill above-mentioned details, the trademark will be published in the Trademark Gazette.
 
A trademark application shall be granted upon the date of publication and a trademark certificate shall be issued
thereto.