Taiwan Trademark

A trademark is at the core of your brand, serving as a crucial component of your corporate’s identity and image.
Having a registered trademark it’s essential when expanding into different countries.
With MUSA registering your trademark, protecting the value of your brand.
Establishing trust, loyalty and competitiveness in the new market.

Taiwan Trademark
Application Procedure

MUSA Suggestion

Registering your trademark in English alone isn’t enough

Your Chinese brand name is crucial for market recognition, and other companies can exploit your efforts by registering your trademark in Chinese characters. Filing both brand trademarks in Taiwan is essential for the best brand protection, ensuring profitability and a positive image in the Chinese market.

Step 01

Taiwan trademark search

Before filing your application, we will conduct a trademark search in the Taiwan trademark database. To help you evaluate the risk of trademark application.

Step 02

Choosing the subclasses from Taiwan trademark classification

In Taiwan, trademark classes group products and services into specific subclasses under the NICE classification. Companies can register the same trademark in different subclasses if they aren’t considered similar. Including all relevant business scopes in the application, covering each subclass, is crucial for optimal protection in one filing.

Step 03

Submittion

Our team of trademark experts will manage all necessary documentation on your behalf and submit the application.

Step 04

Procedure Monitoring

After submission, we will keep you updated on the current status of your case.

Step 05

Obtain Protection

We will update the registered information to our own system for future notice and forward the paper certificate to you.

Step 06

Monitoring fro Renewal

Forgetting to file for renewal can result in the expiration of your trademark rights. We will update the trademark information in our system and send reminders when it is time for renewal.

Taiwan Trademark System

Basic Information

  • Competent authority: Taiwan Intellectual Property Office
  • National Intellectual Property Administration: Taiwan trademark database
  • Examination period:8 -12 months
  • Duration of trademark right: 10 years
    Renewal: 6 months before expiry date

Timeline

  • Form Examination: 8 – 12 months
  • Approval: 8 – 12 months
  • Grant of Protection: 8 – 12 months
  • Publication: 3 months

Legal Requirements

  • Applicant information: Name of the Applicant, address, nationality.
  • Signed and sealed POA (no need for legalization)
  • Drawing of the trademark
  • Identify and classify your goods or services.

Client’s feedback

“ MUSA trademark helped us to maximize the effect of our trademark with their professional and integrity service.”

VANA LIVING INC 法鈉生活 - Musa trademark customer

Chloe Lin, Product Manager, VANA LIVING INC

" Thorough and satisfactory in service. Penetrating insight. Reasonable price."

BIO PLANÈTE 碧歐星球 - Musa trademark customer

Asia Marketing Manager of BIO PLANÈTE

" MUSA was very objective and provided us with suggestions on how and where to register our trademark which will fit our business plan. Knowing that they will do their best to help us solve related problems, we handed over our trademarks to MUSA and the applications went well and successfully obtained trademark registration."

德芙生醫 - Musa trademark customer

General Manager of DFON Biomedical Technology

“ The Amazon Taiwan Business Development Manager introduced us to MUSA Trademark. MUSA understood our needs clearly and assisted Guruming Tech in applying for a trademark in the US. We are very pleased with MUSA Trademark's services and successfully obtained our trademark registration.”

Guruming Tech - Musa trademark customer

Shipping/Business Assistant, Guruming Tech Co., Ltd,

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

Englist - Musa trademark customer

Adam Hatch / CEO, Englist

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4 reasons why you need a China Trademark

First to file

Whoever files for a trademark first becomes its owner in Taiwan and you as the original brand owner overseas will lose the legal right to use the name in the Taiwan market.

Trademark squatter and trademark infringement

Trademark squatting is a widespread and critical issue. The trademark squatter could be a third party or even your local partner. Once your trademark has been squatted, the cost of retrieval, whether through lawsuit or purchase, is unpredictable.

Proof of legal ownership

Trademark registration serves as official proof of legal ownership, helping safeguard your brand identity and preventing unauthorized use. Additionally, it’s a crucial aspect when signing business contracts.

Legal Protection

Registering a trademark in Taiwan provides legal protection for your brand and products. This means that if other companies or individuals attempt to use a similar mark to confuse consumers, you can take legal action to protect your rights.

FAQ

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.

Can I use my trademark before registration?

Yes you can. Of course, using a trademark before it is protected increases the risk someone else goes ahead and registers it since Taiwan uses the first-to-file rule. So you could lose your chance to register.

Can I register my full company name?

No, registration for a full name is not allowed according to the Taiwan trademark law, you should only register the main part of your company name. Take MUSA for example, if we file an application of “musa trademark Ltd.”, the application will be rejected. We should file the trademark application for “musa trademark” instead.

Is there a grace period if my Taiwan trademark expires?

Yes, there is a grace period of six months provided.

What is the maximum number of items I can include in one class for my Taiwan trademark application?

For class 1-34, you can include up to 20 items in one class without incurring additional fees. For class 35-45, you can designate with no limited items of services but within 5 items of retail services for Taiwan trademark application in class 35.

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