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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 [...]

Peter Dernbach moderates session at 27th MARQUES Annual Conference

WP Partner Peter Dernbach recently moderated a session on the clash between freedom of speech and trademarks at the 27th MARQUES Annual Conference in Monaco. Marion Heathcote, partner at IP firm Davies Collison Cave, in Australia discussed plain packaging laws in Australia that require tobacco companies to market their products packaged in dark brown paper [...]

Winkler Partners in the World Trademark Review 1000

Winkler Partners has again been recognized as a leading Taiwan trademark firm by the World Trademark Review 1000. In the 2013 issue just released, Winkler Partners is cited as a favorite among companies with transnational interests. Partner Peter J. Dernbach, head of the firm’s intellectual property practice, was praised for his “simply brilliant” work and [...]

The Test for Well-Known Trademarks in Taiwan

UCC Holdings Co. Ltd. v. Ministry of Economic Affairs SAC, Pan Zi, NO. 48,2012, IP Court, Xingshang gengyi Zi, No. 1, 2012 Taiwan’s Trademark Act has protected well-known trademarks from dilution since 2003. A trademark shall not be registered if it is identical or similar to the well-known trademark or mark of another person, and [...]

Obtaining Samples of Counterfeit Goods from Taiwan Customs

Taiwan’s Directorate General of Customs has updated regulations regarding trademark enforcement on import/export goods in order, the Directorate General says, to facilitate the protection of the rights of trademark owners. Among the updates are provisions detailing the circumstances under which trademark owners may submit requests to borrow samples of suspected goods for inspection. Taiwan Customs will approve requests only [...]

Taiwanese lessons from Apple v. Proview

The Apple-Proview dispute now being litigated in China is an excellent opportunity to share some fundamental lessons regarding trademark and commercial practice from Taiwan that apply in a general way to China. While China and Taiwan are completely independent legal jurisdictions in which you need separate and qualified legal counsel, Taiwan in many ways serves [...]

 

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