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Creative works as NFTs and relevant legal issues in Taiwan


Blockchain or distributed ledger technology is the primary technology upon which cryptocurrencies, utility tokens, security tokens, and similar products are built. These types of products…

November 23, 2021

Winkler Partners seeks Community & Communications Coordinator


Winkler Partners Attorneys at Law of Taiwan and Foreign Legal Affairs is seeking a community and communications professional to lead the firm’s social and environmental…

November 19, 2021

WP represents 25 of the world’s biggest brands


Interbrand has released its 100 Best Global Brands list for 2021. Winkler Partners represents 25 brands that made the list for this year, including four…

November 15, 2021

Peter Dernbach joins Interlaw’s Board of Directors


Coordinating Partner Peter Dernbach has joined the Board of Directors at Interlaw, an elite network of independent law firms with over 7500 lawyers in more…

Virtual assets, AML and anti-terrorism financing


The popularity of virtual assets is booming. Investors can now purchase and trade virtual assets in a variety of ways, including through any number of…

November 2, 2021

ESG investment and Taiwan disclosure requirements


ESG investing (sometimes also referred to as “socially responsible investing,” “impact investing,” or “sustainable investing”) refers to investment which prioritizes environmental (E), social (S), and…

October 8, 2021

Taiwan’s stimulus vouchers explained


In response to the Covid-19 outbreak earlier this year, Taiwan’s government announced a second stimulus program to encourage consumer spending (the first program ran between…

September 17, 2021

When is a wet signature required in Taiwan employment agreements?


Following our article regarding electronic signatures in Taiwan which focused on commercial agreements, this article outlines four types of employment documents that may not be executed with…

August 23, 2021

Franchising in Taiwan: Fair Trade Act and disclosure obligations


In our four previous articles we discussed issues related to general intellectual property protection, due diligence on potential franchisees, and the drafting (governing law) and enforcement (preliminary injunctions)…

August 17, 2021

Covid-19 support for small businesses and startups in Taiwan


In 2020 at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan’s government introduced a Special Act (Special Act for Prevention, Relief, and Revitalization Measures for Severe…

August 10, 2021

Covid-19 support for international enterprises in Taiwan


In 2020 at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Taiwan’s government introduced a Special Act (Special Act for Prevention, Relief, and Revitalization Measures for Severe…

August 9, 2021

Electronic signatures in Taiwan


Signing a document is the most common way to indicate that a party accepts the terms and conditions of an agreement, acknowledges consent, or attests…

July 23, 2021

Update on COVID-19 entry restrictions as of 27 June 2021


Back in March this year, Taiwan loosened entry restrictions and reduced quarantine periods due to the island’s successful efforts at keeping the COVID-19 pandemic at…

July 12, 2021

Taiwan enhances parental leave policies


According to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)’s latest report on total fertility rates around the world, Taiwan was ranked last out of 227 countries. To…

Franchising in Taiwan: governing law


In our previous article we took a look at obtaining preliminary injunctions in Taiwan. Now, we turn to governing law. Governing law and dispute resolution clauses are…

June 29, 2021

New developments in Taiwan’s electronic payment market – what you need to know


This is a translation of the original Mandarin Chinese article by Yi-Kai Chen and Christine Chen, which can be found here. Translation by Paul Cox. Taiwan’s…

June 18, 2021