Tag Archives: Trademark

WP represents a quarter of the world’s top brands

Each year Interbrand releases a list of the most valuable brands in the world. Winkler Partners represents 25 of the brands that made the Best Global Brands 2015 list, 10 of which are in the top 25.  Interbrand measures both company brand value and product brand value to compile its list. Brands such as Facebook, [...]

What’s in a name? Protection of famous names in Taiwan

In Taiwan, trademark protection is obtained through registration. The well-known name of an individual can, of course, be registered as a trademark and used as such in connection with the designated goods and services and preclude the unauthorized use of the same or similar famous name by another party. But what about the famous names [...]

Peter Dernbach quoted in Asia IP on 3D printing

Partner Peter Dernbach was recently interviewed about 3D printing and its implications for intellectual rights holders, as well as the current state of trademark legislation in Taiwan, by Asia IP. In the May and June edition of Asia IP, Peter says that many of the industry’s key players hail from Taiwan and that Taiwan’s Premier [...]

1st quarter trends in IP released

Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) has released IP registration figures and trends for the first quarter of 2015. A total of 17,221 new patent applications were made, an increase over the first quarter of 2014 of 11.88%. There were a total of 3,967 invention patent applications originating in Taiwan and 6,558 originating abroad, a decrease [...]

WP listed among top law firms for our trademark practice

Winkler Partners has been recognized as an “eminent” trademark practice by the World Trademark Review. The WTR ranks firms and individuals in seventy major markets worldwide, and publishes their findings annually, in a report known as the WTR 1000. In their 2015 publication, the WTR says that “the IP function at Winkler Partners is one [...]

Registering your .taipei domain and protecting your brand online

In August, Taipei City Government reached an agreement with ICANN to release the .taipei domain and make it available to businesses and individuals. Spearheaded by Taipei’s Department of Information Technology (DOIT), the .taipei project follows a trend set by other world cities such as New York, London and Berlin, which, in recent years, have launched [...]

3rd quarter trends in IP registrations released

Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Office has released IP registration figures and trends for the third quarter of 2014. Total patent applications have dropped 4.28%, but at a slower rate than the previous quarter. Even though pending invention applications from both international and domestic panel, semiconductor and computer manufacturers is still relatively high, the TIPO reports that [...]

A quarter of top global brands are represented by Winkler Partners

Each year Interbrand releases a list of the 100 Top Global Brands, which gives a clear picture of which brands are doing well and which aren’t. Of the brands that made the list, Winkler Partners represents 25 of them.  Interbrand measures company brand value to compile its list. Top risers such as Facebook, whose value [...]

INTA Daily covers Mark McVicar’s talk at INTA

WP’s Mark McVicar spoke at a TMA Brunch on Cross-Cultural Communication during the INTA’s annual meeting in Hong Kong last month. His six tips for successful cross-cultural communication were featured in a recent edition of the INTA Daily. The INTA’s annual meeting in Hong Kong was the first in Asia and drew more than 8,500 [...]

Winkler Partners in World Trademark 1000

The Winkler Partners trademark practice has been included in the 2014 edition of World Trademark 1000.  Peter Dernbach was noted as a leading trademark professional for enforcement and litigation as well as prosecution and strategy.  The entry notes that the Winkler Partners trademark practice advises “some of the world’s leading companies in industries ranging from [...]