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A liberal atmosphere under the new trademark act

Taiwan01-08-2012Crystal Chen

Taiwan’s newly amended Trademark Act entered into force on July 1, 2012, a year after the promulgation date.

Famous trademarks associated with the motor industry through Formula 1

Taiwan01-06-2012Crystal Chen

Sponsorship may lead to trademarks becoming associated with unrelated industries.

Biotech and medical inventions: moving the goal posts

Taiwan01-04-2012BiotechnologyCrystal Chen and Phoebe Yeh

The Amendment to the Taiwan Patent Act is expected to come into effect in November 2012.

New act changes rules for partial designs

Taiwan01-02-2012Candy Chen and Crystal Chen

For design patent protection provided under the Taiwan Patent Act, the design claim should be directed to a tangible object that can be individually put into commercial transaction by ordinary consumers.

Direct from the strait: 2011’s greatest hits in Taiwan

Taiwan01-02-2012Candy Chen and Crystal Chen

China and Taiwan have recognised priority claims to patent, trademark and plant variety applications that are filed at either the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) or the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO).

Plant patents: scholars try to teach TIPO a lesson

Taiwan01-10-2011BiotechnologyCrystal Chen and Phoebe Yeh

The Draft Amendment of the Patent Act went through its first reading at the Legislative Yuan on April 6, 2011.

Pursuing a fair and balanced trademark protection in Taiwan

Taiwan01-08-2011Crystal Chen & Yiling Liu

On May 31, 2011, the Legislative Yuan passed an amendment to the Trademark Act, which was revised in 2003.

Relaxed guidelines for amendments after grant

Taiwan01-06-2011Candy Chen and Crystal Chen

Patent amendments after grant were relaxed on May 1. TIPO held several public hearings in the last two months discussing revisions to the current examination guidelines for amendments after grant.

New examination guidelines for retail services

Taiwan01-04-2011Crystal J. Chen and Yiling Liu

In December 1997, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) began accepting retail services as allowable service marks.

Successful reinstatement of priority date

Taiwan01-02-2011Candy K.Y. Chen and Crystal J. Chen

Saturday is usually a non-working day for government agencies in Taiwan. Exceptions occur when the government adjusts working days in observance of national holidays.

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