Taiwan Trademark Registration Costs and Introduction [2020]

2020-01-10

Before Filing

We provide the following services:-

+ Analysis the registrability of a mark, to see whether the mark is unique and distinctiveness.

+ Obtain a full trademark search, to see whether there is any conflicting/similar mark has been registered or being applied.

+ Provide an overall registration strategy, to increase the success rate of registration, and the scope of protection.

+ Provide trademark drafting and design services

+ Provide classification services for goods and services that you wish to cover.

 

Costs [Smooth Registration]

Per Mark (both Single-class or Multi-class application)

First Class           US$750 (Not exceeding 20 items of goods or 5 retail services)

Each Subsequent Class     US$625 (Not exceeding 20 items of goods; or 5 retail services)

Each Additional Goods     US$15 (if exceeding 20)

Each Additional Retail Services  US$35 (if exceeding 5)

​[Inclusive of official filing fee, grant fee and our services fee]

 

Calculation of Registration Costs

Example 1: one mark in two classes = US$750 + US$625 = US$1,375

Example 2: one mark in three classes = US$750 + US$625 + US$625 = US$2,000

Example 3: two mark in one class = US$750 + US$750 = US$1,500

 

Document Requirement

1. Applicant’s name and address

2. Applicant’s identity document: i.e. copy of Certificate of Incorporation (corporation); or copy of Passport (individual)

3. Name of the representative officer (if applicant is a corporation)

4. Specimen of the mark (above 300dpi)

5. Detail list for goods and/or services to be apply (We then provide classification services.)

6. Signed Power of Attorney (Provide by us)

 

Registration Timeframe

Smooth case: Around 8-12 months

Publication period: 3 months

 

Protection Period

10 Years from the date of registration, and extendable for further 10 years before each expiration. The renewal date is from 6 months before the expiry date to 6 months after the expiry date. However, if renewal is filed after the expiry date, late renewal surcharge will be incurred.

 

After Registration

- Keep using the trademark continuously, and evidence of the use must be kept, for the use of defense if someone raise a revocation against yours.

- After modification the style of your mark, seek for our advices on whether re-registration is needed.

- If your mark consists a logo and/or a stylized word, consideration on whether to register it as a copyright.

- Periodically review the need on registration for additional classes and/or countries.

- Consideration on whether a “Worldwide Trademark Monitoring Service” is needed, which let you know if there is someone (including your business partners, employees and competitors, etc.) is applying your mark or a similar mark in other countries.

 

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