Taiwan Trademark Search Information

Every trademark decision should be supported by a thorough trademark search. The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office provides a great search interface in both English and Chinese. You can search in yourself or you can hire us to do it for you.

How to do a Taiwan Trademark Search

You can search for words, sounds, 3D shapes, colors, holograms, and motions.

Searching for exact matches of a word trademark is straightforward. Just put in the word you would like to protect in the “text” search field. You can also narrow down your search by relevant trademark classes.

You can also narrow the search for Applied(Live), Applied(Dead), Registered(Live), Registered(Dead) and Rejected trademarks. 

You also need to search for similar trademarks because TIPO will reject if they think it is too similar to another trademark. Knowing what is similar takes experience and research.

Learn more about how to do a complete search of Taiwanese Trademarks

How to do a Taiwan Trademark Search

About MUSA Trademark

MUSA Trademark is a full service trademark agent located in Taipei. We have clients from all the world. We know that protecting brands and product names is a key objective for all our clients and we take the job very serious.

Our team has over a decade of experience working with all trademark issues from application and registration to disputes and conflicts.

We are proud members of the French Chambers and our CEO sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

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What our customers say about us

MUSA has helped us apply for several trademarks. Despite some tough reviews from the trademark office we appreciate MUSA’s dedication and hard work.

Adam Hatch

CEO, Englist

We have had our website copied many times over the years. I am glad to have the best legal protection for our brand.

Elias Ek

CEO, Enspyre

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Take Taiwan for example, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) usually approves a trademark application within eight to ten months from the filing date. The duration varies in all countries.

Will you help monitor after trademarks are approved?

Yes, we do, which is part of our Trademark Watch service.  We will monitor for other trademarks for similarities in:

  • Word meanings, not limited to identical or similar word matches
  • Phonetic matches—beyond just identical or similar word and character matches based on visual similarities, our linguists are also able to recognize phonetic (sound) matches
  • Visual resemblance of images
  • The class and relationship of goods and services through analysis.

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