Trademark

For a foreign hotel without a Taiwan branch, does marketing in Taiwan constitute use of its trademark? Court: Transactional activities that occur in Taiwan constitute genuine trademark use in accordance with the territoriality principle


If a foreign hotel brand does not have a local operational branch providing services in Taiwan, is its registered trademark in Taiwan liable to revoca...

June 5, 2024

WP Contributes to Taiwan Chapter in Practical Law’s Terminating Licenses of IP Rights


Our team, including Ling-ying Hsu and Yi-kai Chen, contributed to the Taiwan Chapter of Practical Law's Practice Note on Terminating Licenses of IP Ri...

April 29, 2024

An Overview of Trademark Licensing in Taiwan


Nowadays, trademark licensing plays an important role in commercial activities globally. Licensors gain revenue and access to broader markets, while ...

December 21, 2023

Do Sports Video Games Need a License to Simulate a Stadium’s Appearance?


The well-known video game company Electronic Arts (EA) is known for releasing the football video game FIFA (now known as EA Sport FC), which is celebr...

September 13, 2023

Top 10 Trademark Cases of 2022 in Taiwan


In this article, we selected ten representative trademark cases from the judgments of the Supreme Administrative Court and the Intellectual Property a...

August 31, 2023

WTR1000: Winkler Partners recognized as top trademark firm


WTR 1000 2023 once again includes Winkler Partners as a top trademark firm in Taiwan. We received silver rankings in both litigation and prosecution. ...

July 27, 2023

Does the Use of a Trademark on Giveaways Constitute Trademark Use? Observing the Views Held by Taiwan Courts on Infringing Use and Bona Fide Use
— Part 2 Bona Fide Use and Overall Comparison


The previous part of this article presents prevailing judicial views and the authors’ observations regarding infringing uses of trademarks on gifts....

April 27, 2023

Update on draft amendments to the Trademark Act to accelerate trademark examination procedures


For many years, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (“TIPO”) has aimed to optimize and reduce the length of trademark examination procedures. ...

April 26, 2023