Taiwan

 

Lysaght offers a complete IP service in this country, assisting clients in the filing, registration, recordal and renewal of their IP rights. For further information and our prices, please e-mail us with your specific enquiry.
TRADE MARK INFORMATION  
Classification International, Nice 10th Edition
Multi-class
Goods and services can be registered
Priority Taiwan is not a signatory to the Paris Convention.  However, if an applicant's home country is a member of the World Trade Organization and has a reciprocal agreement with Taiwan, priority can be claimed from an application filed in the home country
Renewal The term of trade mark rights is 10 years from the date of publication of the trade mark registration, less one day, and every 10 years thereafter
Use provisions

Non-use of a mark for a period of 3 years from registration renders it open to an action for cancellation by third parties.  In addition, evidence of use of the trade mark in Taiwan must be filed in order to renew a registration

PATENT INFORMATION  
Types of Patent Substantive with or without priority claim
Priority Taiwan is not a signatory to the Paris Convention.  However, if an applicant's home country is a member of the World Trade Organization and has a reciprocal agreement with Taiwan, priority can be claimed from an application filed in the home country
Duration Patents are granted for a term of 20 years from the filing date.  In respect of patents for pharmaceuticals or agricultural chemicals or processes for manufacture thereof, a patentee may apply once only for an extension of the term of their patent for a period of two to five years
Annuities Annuities are payable only after a decision to grant has been issued by the Patent Office; the first annuity is payable along with the sealing fee within 3 months of the decision of allowance, and then subsequent annuities are payable on each anniversary of the registration date
DESIGN INFORMATION  
Priority Taiwan is not a signatory to the Paris Convention.  However, if an applicant's home country is a member of the World Trade Organization and has a reciprocal agreement with Taiwan, priority can be claimed from an application filed in the home country
Duration The term of a design patent expires after a period of 1) years from the filing date of the application, subject to the payment of renewal fees 
Renewal Annuities are payable only after a decision to grant has been issued by the Patent Office; the first annuity is payable along with the sealing fee within 3 months of the decision of allowance, and then subsequent annuities are payable on each anniversary of the registration date