Tag Archives: Peter Dernbach

Winkler Partners Ranked as Top 30 Asia IP Firm

Asia Intellectual Property Rankings 2012 has identified Winkler Partners as one of the top 30 IP firms in Asia. Winkler Partners is the only independent Taiwanese firm to make the list, which is published by Asia Legal Business (ALB).  The ALB rankings are based upon metrics including client portfolios, client feedback, and complexity of work. [...]

Trade Secrets Act Update: Meeting at NSC this Friday (13 April)

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) announced today that it has completed a preliminary draft of its amendments to the Trade Secrets Act and that it has invited industry representatives and officials from the Ministry of Justice and the Fair Trade Commission to meet at the National Science Council to discuss the proposed amendments in [...]

Taiwan to Increase Criminal Penalties for Trade Secret Infringement

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) has announced plans to add criminal penalties to the Trade Secrets Act. Currently, the Act permits victims of trade secret theft to recover damages without imposing criminal sanctions. While Taiwan’s Criminal Code (Art. 317) criminalizes the theft of industrial  commercial secrets during the course of employment, the maximum sentence [...]

Peter Dernbach Speaks at INTA Seminar for Indonesian Trademark Office

Peter Dernbach, who leads the IP team at Winkler Partners, spoke this week at a seminar in Jakarta hosted by the International Trademark Association’s  (INTA) Asia-Pacific Trademark Office Practice Subcommittee for the Indonesian Trademark Office. The seminar’s topic was  “Model Examinations Guidelines on Trademark.” Director of the Trademark Office, Dr. Mohammad Adri, attended the event [...]

Peter Dernbach Participates in TIPO – Amcham IPL Committee Meeting

As a Co-Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei’s Intellectual Property & Licensing Committee, Peter Dernbach participated in the Post-White Paper Meeting with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office Director General Wang Mei-hua on 1 December 2011. Amcham’s White Paper is an annual submission to the Taiwan government assessing Taiwan’s business climate at the [...]

Taiwan Trademark 2012 Chapter

Peter Dernbach’s Taiwan chapter in the fully revised and updated eighth edition of Trademarks 2012 has been published by Getting the Deal Through. Getting the Deal Through Online provides international comparative guides to law and regulation in 46 practice areas and more than 100 jurisdictions containing concise explanations to the most important legal and regulatory [...]

Peter Dernbach Chairs INTA Subcommittee Meeting in Miami

Peter Dernbach, who heads the IP team at Winkler Partners, is attending the International Trademark Association’s Leadership Meeting in Miami, where he is chairing the meeting of the Non Traditional Marks: East Asia and Pacific Subcommittee, and attending the Asia Pacific Regional Council meeting. INTA is the world’s largest organization dedicated “to protect and promote [...]

Keyword Ads: Trademark Infringement and Fair Trade Issues

Two recent rulings by the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court (IP Court) illuminate the court’s view that certain types of unauthorized use of a registered mark as a search engine “sponsored link” may not constitute trademark infringement under Taiwan law. In the first case, the plaintiff owned the registered Chinese character trademark in question, “Chu Yi [...]