When you start a new business, one of the hardest parts is to come up with a great name. Many founders put off checking if their new brand can be protected as a trademark too late in the process.
Call MUSA early in the process and we will be happy to help you research and report back to you if your brands can be protected in your country and wherever your business plan calls for expansion.
Wondering how and which forms to fill?
Filling in forms is simple, but filling it out properly and correctly is not easy. MUSA Trademark knows the whats and hows of trademark registrations
Minimize your risk of trademark rejection
More than 80% of trademark applications are rejected the first time. If you get rejected, you will have to pay the fees one more time and it delays you getting the trademark protection you need. Working with an expert increases your odds of getting your application approved the first time.
Trademark registration FAQs
Who can register a trademark in Taiwan?
Any individual, corporation or legal entity may apply to register a trademark in Taiwan. Foreigners can apply to register a mark in Taiwan if they are from a country which is a WTO member or a jurisdiction that protects trademarks on a reciprocal basis with Taiwan. If you or your company is not domiciled or established in Taiwan you must appoint a trademark agent (like MUSA) to register your trademark.
Since private people can register a trademark, if you are setting up a company in Taiwan, you can register the Taiwanese trademark now and later when the company is fully registered, transfer ownership to the new entity. That way your trademark is secure.
How long does it take to register a trademark?
The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) usually approves a trademark application within eight to ten months from the filing date.
What documents do I need to file a trademark application in Taiwan?What documents do I need to file a trademark application in Taiwan?
- A Power of Attorney (POA) that gives authority to your Taiwan trademark agent to file the trademark application with TIPO on your behalf (contact us and we will send you the POA).
- Five copies of the trademark specimen (between 5cm x 5cm and 8cm x 8cm).
- The full name and address of the applicant (the companies or people who will own the trademark).
- The list of classes for which you want to apply for protection. Or, tell us about the products or services your provide and we can help you to choose your items for the best protection.
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Protect what you own, save time, and money – let MUSA Trademark help you with your trademark registration and application