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General Information on Trademark Application in Taiwan

The following is the General Information on Trademark Application in Taiwan

A. Requirements

  • Name, nationality and address of Applicant(s)

  • Representation of the mark

※ A trademark may be composed of a word, design, symbol, color, sound, three-dimensional shape or a combination thereof.

  • A list of the wares and/or services in association with the mark

  • Power of Attorney (no notarization required)

  • Priority information, if any

B. Examination Procedure

  • Examination procedure will take approximately 6 months from the date of filing.

  • Should a rejection arise, the applicant will be given 30 days counting from the following day upon receipt of the official notice to respond to the rejection.

C. Priority claim

  • Under Taiwan’s trademark law, priority claims are allowed based upon reciprocal agreements with other certain countries.  Applicants who are members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) may claim priority within 6 months counting from the next day of the first filing date. 

  • Priority claim shall be made at the time of filing of the application, and a certified copy of the application admitted by the said foreign country must be submitted within 3 months from the next day of its filing date in Taiwan.

D. Issuance

  • A payment of registration fee must be paid within 2 months from the next day of receiving the decision of grant from TIPO (Taiwan Intellectual Property Office).

  • A trademark shall not be registered and published if the foregoing fees are not paid within the stipulated period.

E. Trademark Term and Renewal

  • A trademark term is 10 years from the date of publication of the trademark registration.

  • A request for renewal on trademark term shall be filed between six months before the term expiration.


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