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Why do stories on the screen seem alike?
- A Case Study of Plagiarism in Audiovisual Works

Amid the vigorous development of the audiovisual industry, the question often arises: are creative similarities acts of plagiarism, or are they merely conceptual similarities? This…

September 20, 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…

September 13, 2023

Update on Taiwan’s Minimum Wage for 2024

Beginning 1 January 2024, the minimum wage will be adjusted from TWD26,400 to TWD27,470 (c. USD 859) per month. The rate of increase is around…

September 12, 2023
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Legal Update: Taiwan Relaxes Criteria for Hiring Foreigners

Under the Qualifications and Criteria Standards for foreigners undertaking the jobs specified under Article 46.1.1 to 46.1.6 of the Employment Service Act (“the Standards”), Article…

September 7, 2023

5 Things to Know about Taiwan Limited Companies

We often advise clients seeking to establish operations in Taiwan.  One of the first topics of discussion is often determining the optimal Taiwan business form…

September 4, 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 and Commercial Court (hereafter…

August 31, 2023

WP welcomes new associates

Winkler Partners recently welcomed new members to our legal team. George Bobyk supports our corporate, intellectual property, employment, and dispute resolution teams. He previously worked…

August 30, 2023

WP proudly sponsors the Asia Rainbow Ride

Asia Rainbow Ride allows the LGBT+ community to be active, visible, and proud — precisely how we want everyone to feel at Winkler Partners. We…

August 28, 2023

Update on draft amendments to the Fair Trade Act

For the past couple of years, new innovative business models have started to emerge on the market. To address industries’ operational needs, the Taiwan Fair…

August 22, 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. "The…

July 27, 2023

ChatGPT Use: Things You May Need to Know

ChatGPT – an AI-powered chatbot released by OpenAI in November 2022 – took the internet by storm. According to an article on the CNBC news,…

May 5, 2023
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2022 Environmental Report

For many years, Winkler Partners has aimed to reduce our negative impact on the natural environment, while looking for meaningful ways where we can create…

May 2, 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. Below we focus on…

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. Ever since the e-filing…

April 26, 2023

How are “well-known trademarks” defined under Taiwan’s Trademark Act?
—Supreme Administrative Court (Grand Chamber) No. 111-Da-1

To strengthen the protection of well-known trademarks, the 2003 amendment of the Trademark Act incorporated the “trademark dilution theory” into its text. Initially, Article 30,…

April 25, 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 1 Infringing Use

Modern day business managers use a variety of marketing techniques to promote consumer recognition of their company’s trademark or consumption of goods and services. Offering…

April 18, 2023