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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

Exploring statistics at the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court: part IV administrative litigation


Having highlighted some interesting statistics regarding civil judgements rendered by the Intellectual Property Court (“IP Court”) in the previous section of this report, we turn now to…

February 19, 2021

WP featured in article on family-friendly work environments


Winkler Partners’ child friendly policies were recently featured in an article by Social Enterprise Insights that looked at how businesses in Taiwan can do more…

February 17, 2021

WP welcomes new associates


Megan Chiu joins Winkler Partners as a Compliance Specialist, assisting clients establish Taiwan entities, handling company registration and compliance issues, and assisting foreign professionals apply for…

February 4, 2021

WP achieves carbon neutrality


Winkler Partners is today announcing that we have achieved carbon neutrality for 2020 through reducing our emissions, purchasing green energy credits, and offsetting what we…

January 13, 2021

A new positive patent examination program for startups


Lack of funds and tangible assets is a common problem for startups, and one which often proves fatal. To address this issue, Taiwan began promoting…

January 4, 2021

WP welcomes new associates


Winkler Partners recently welcomed several new members to our legal team. Yi-Kai Chen advises domestic and international clients with enforcement and conflict resolution matters, often those…

December 22, 2020

Exploring statistics at the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court: part III civil litigation


In this part of our report (previous parts one and two are here), we look at civil judgments rendered by the Intellectual Property Court (“IP Court”) and analyze statistics…

December 17, 2020

Enforcing foreign judgments in Taiwan


In June 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a U.S. $439 million judgment against Taiwan-based technology company Quanta Storage…

November 30, 2020

Impact investing in Taiwan


Impact investing challenges the traditional view that (i) social and environmental issues are best solved through philanthropy and government policy and (ii) market investments should…

November 12, 2020