Taiwan

Trademark registration in Taiwan

Trademark registration in Taiwan
directly through the local patent office

Cost of services $563

Trademark registration in Taiwanis only possible through the local registration authority –Taiwan Intellectual PropertyOffice (TIPO). Taiwanis not included in the list of countries party to the Madrid Agreement.

The first step for trademark registration is to select the type of trademark, as well as the necessary classes of the Nice Classification.
The next thing to do is to conduct a preverification of mark on the identity and similarity to previously registered trademarks.
After the preverification, if no match is found, it is possible to apply for trademark registration. It is important that if the application was not filed in another country party to the Paris Convention, applicant must to confirm using of the trademark in Taiwan.
The application is assigned a unique number, after which it enters the Examining Division. The examination is to test for compliance with the requirements of the trademark law of Taiwan.
Once the data has been published, any person may bring their case against the registration of the trademark.
If the claims are rejected or not received, to the proprietor shall be issued a certificate of registration of the trademark.

The certificate for the trademark in Taiwan is valid for 10 years since the date of priority.

Fees

Filing fee: ~$105
Registration fee: ~$90.

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