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WP represents a third of the world’s biggest brands

Each year Interbrand releases a list of the most valuable brands in the world. Winkler Partners represents 35 of the brands that made the Best Global Brands 2016 list, 10 of which are in the top 25. Interbrand measures both company brand value and product brand value in compiling its list. Brands such as Facebook, [...]

Scotch Whisky mark registered in Taiwan

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) has announced the registration of certification marks for “SCOTCH WHISKY” in English and Chinese characters (蘇格蘭威士忌) by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA). The SWA have heralded the registrations as “a legal breakthrough” that will give consumers even greater confidence in the quality of what they are buying as well [...]

A door opens: alternative remedies in Taiwan trademark squatting cases

In cases involving trademark squatters, the main remedies available to brand owners are filing an invalidation or opposition action against the squatter with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (“TIPO”) in an attempt to cancel or revoke the registration. However, the statute of limitations bars a brand owner from filing an invalidation or opposition if five [...]

WP to attend INTA Annual Meeting

From 21-25 May, 2016, Winkler Partners intellectual property team members will attend the 138th Annual Meeting of the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Orlando, Florida. According to the event website, this year’s meeting will include more than 300 educational events, workshops, talks by regional trademark offices, courses on international trademark law and advanced mediation training. [...]

Peter Dernbach interviewed on IP Fridays podcast

Head of our IP Practice Peter Dernbach was recently interviewed on IP Fridays, a weekly podcast covering intellectual property topics hosted by Ken Suzan, of counsel at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Minneapolis, USA, and Dr. Rolf Claessen, partner at Patent Attorneys Freischem in Cologne, Germany. In the twenty minute interview, Peter discussed the upcoming [...]

WP trademark enforcement and litigation practice ranked as top-tier

Winkler Partners has been recognized for our trademark practice for the sixth year in a row by the World Trademark Review. The WTR ranks firms and individuals in seventy-one major markets worldwide, and publishes their findings annually, in a report known as the WTR 1000. This year, we were awarded ‘gold’ for our trademark enforcement [...]

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 [...]

 

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