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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

Franchising in Taiwan: preliminary injunctions


In Part I and Part II of this series of articles we discussed the need to take the common sense precautions of registering any applicable intellectual property and performing…

May 18, 2021

A ray of hope for transnational same-sex marriage rights in Taiwan


This is a translation of the original Mandarin Chinese article by Kai-yu Chang and Christine Chen, which can be found here. Translation by Paul Cox. How…

May 6, 2021

Taiwan COVID-19 entry restrictions as of 1 March 2021


Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced new entry restrictions for people entering the country. These new rules came into force on 1 March…

March 25, 2021

Franchising in Taiwan: due diligence


As in our first installment of this series of articles on franchising in Taiwan, in this second installment we are going to focus on basic…

March 22, 2021

2020 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…

March 16, 2021

Franchising in Taiwan: protecting your trademarks


Franchising arrangements are essentially just a specialized form of intellectual property license. A franchisor, or rights owner, licenses its intellectual property to a franchisee to…

March 8, 2021

WP ranked as top IP firm


Winkler Partners has been ranked as a top tier firm for intellectual property (enforcement and litigation) by the World Trademark Review. Only three law firms…

February 22, 2021