This is an easy-to-understand explanation of Taiwan's trademark system. It provides useful information for beginners, such as procedures for trademark registration, protection period, and precautions regarding parallel imports.
This article is designed to help you prepare an application for trademark registration. It provides links to templates and basic information about the process, and briefly explains how to fill out the form and the preliminary search. It is an easy-to-follow guide to help you get started smoothly with your trademark registration.
It explains how long it takes for a trademark application to be published, details what information is published and why, and how to search for published trademarks. If you are considering filing a trademark application or have already filed one, this is a must read.
The procedures of the JPO of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) have been reviewed regarding seals. Except for some procedures, seals are no longer required. In this article, we will review the revised procedures regarding seals.
For Amazon sellers or who considering listing their products on Amazon, this section explains the requirements for Amazon brand registry and the most important requirement, 'trademark registration' and its benefits.
Once you have received the decision to grant of trademark registration, you will need to pay the registration fee to the JPO. The payment must be made within the designated period, so please check the method to ensure that the payment procedure goes smoothly.
Trademark registration is required for Amazon Brand Registry for those who sell on Amazon or are planning to sell on Amazon. This article explains the trademark registration required for enrollment in the Brand Registry and the benefits gained by a registered trademark on Amazon.
When a trademark is transferred to another person during the filing of a trademark application, a procedure called 'change of applicant's name' is carried out. The difference between this and an 'application for registration of transfer' is also explained.
Is it possible to register a trademark that is partially identical to another's trademark in Japan? Or can a claim of infringement be made against a another's trademark that is partially identical to my own trademark in Japan? This article explains the similarity and dissimilarity of combined trademarks with examples.
Amazon brand registry provides a great benefit for Amazon sellers. If you want to apply for Amazon brand registry but don't know how to do it, this article provides an easy-to-understanding explanation on how to apply, what you need to include in your application, and trademark registration required for the application.
In order to have your trademark application registered, you need to respond to a notice from the JPO called a decision of trademark registration. In this section, we will explain what an "decision of trademark registration" is, and then look at how to respond to the decision of trademark registration.
To apply for trademark registration, you must prepare and submit an application according to the form designated by the JPO. The most convenient method of submitting an application to the JPO is to file it electronically using Internet application software. The following is a step-by-step explanation of the electronic application procedure.
This page provides an overview of applications for trademark registration with priority claims and the procedures to be taken with the JPO, both for applications to the Japanese Patent Office and applications to foreign patent offices.
Trademark rights can be transferred to another person. There are various causes, but an application for registration of transfer must also be filed in the case of inheritance, corporate merger or split, etc.
If you are dissatisfied with the Notice of Decision of Refusal on your application for trademark registration, you are given the opportunity to file a request for a trial to rebut the decision. This article explains in simple terms how an appeal against examiner's decision of refusal differs from a written opinion, and how likely it is to be successful.
When you receive Notice of reasons for refusal (Office Action) to a trademark application, a request for extension of response deadline to Office Action can be filed. The article explains the revisions on the request for extension started as of January 1, 2022.
A divisional application is an application for trademark registration in which a part of the designated goods or services of the applied-for trademark is divided. This article explains when to file a divisional application and some important points to keep in mind.
In order to use someone's registered trademark, such as when you want to sell a product using a registered trademark owned by another company, you need to conclude a license agreement and obtain permission to use the trademark. This article explains the types of trademark licensing agreements, their contents, and royalty rates.
Trademark registration is intended to protect the mark or name that you put on your products or services. Design registration is for the protection of original designs. This article explains the features of each right and the advantages of using both rights together.
When applying for a trademark, you may be wondering whether to file a single application designating multiple classes or multiple applications per class. Here we explain the advantages and disadvantages of each.
If I want to expand the scope of use of my trademark, can I add more classes or designated goods/services to my trademark? In this article, we will explain whether or not it is possible to add a trademark "after the application has been filed".