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Taiwan’s legislature passes marriage equality bill


Taiwan's Legislative Yuan passed "The Enforcement Act of Judicial Yuan Interpretation No. 748" allowing same-sex couples to register their marriages on 17 May. The name…

May 20, 2019

2018 Environmental Report


Since our founding, Winkler Partners has striven to have a positive impact on the environment, as well as an ongoing commitment to the professional development…

May 17, 2019

Do social media influencers need to disclose partnerships?


Social media influencers are the celebrities of the internet age, with their every movement watched closely by followers and media alike. This can have its…

May 13, 2019

Taiwan’s regulatory fintech sandbox: one year on


The Financial Supervisory Committee (FSC) announced this week that their application target for the first year of the regulatory sandbox has been achieved. So far,…

May 10, 2019

Employment law changes made for dispatch workers and APRC holders


Amendments to Taiwan’s Labor Standards Act ("LSA") passed the legislature on 26 April 2019. These amendments aim to keep pace with the rise of the…

May 3, 2019

Providers of set-top boxes and apps that infringe on others’ copyright will now face criminal penalties


On 16 April 2019, Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan passed amendments to Articles 87 and 93 of the Copyright Act, which provide that companies that offer set-top…

April 18, 2019

Can special features of a celebrity’s appearance be used to sell goods?


Given the special attention the public pays to famous people, many businesses have invited celebrities to endorse their products or services as a way of…

April 1, 2019

WP ranked as top tier IP firm


Winkler Partners has been ranked as a top tier firm for intellectual property by the World Trademark Review. Only three law firms in Taiwan appear…

March 7, 2019

Frequently asked patent questions


1. Can a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application be filed as a national phase entry application in Taiwan? No, a PCT application cannot be filed…

March 5, 2019

Disability and employment in Taiwan


Taiwan encourages the meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities in the workforce, having enacted the People with Disabilities Rights Protection Act in 1980. The act…

February 18, 2019

Digital currency regulation in Taiwan


Digital currency has been around since currency account balances were first stored on digital machines (i.e., computers). Later, banks effected electronic transfers of this digital…

February 15, 2019

A quick look at Taiwan’s Cyber Security Management Act Enforcement Rules


The Cyber Security Management Act Enforcement Rules (the “Enforcement Rules”) define reporting requirements, duties regarding subcontracting, the content of information security policies, major security incidents,…

January 22, 2019

New rules on extensions of residence in Taiwan


The Taiwan Ministry of the Interior amended its rules on extensions of residence on 5 December 2018 with immediate effect. Under the new rules, most…

January 3, 2019

WP welcomes new associates


Winkler Partners recently welcomed new members to our legal team. Pei-hsu Wu joins Winkler Partners in support of our intellectual property practice, with a focus…

December 26, 2018

New reporting requirement for Taiwanese companies


The recently amended Taiwan Company Act (2018) requires most companies to report their board members, registered managers, and major shareholders online by 31 January 2019. To report,…

December 17, 2018

Crowdfunding: a possible path for ICOs in Taiwan


Initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) have garnered a significant amount of recent media attention. Regulatory authorities, legislators, and legal practitioners, among others, are all involved in…

December 10, 2018