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Brief Introduction to Key Points of the Amendment to the Trademark Act
2012-03-14
 

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Brief Introduction to Key Points of the Amendment to the Trademark Act

2012-03-14

Brief Introduction to Key Points of the Amendment to the Trademark Act


1. Motives and Timeline of the Amendment
2. Key Points of the Amendment

(1) Expanding the scope of objects protectable as trademarks

(2) Providing definition for different types and acts of trademark use

(3) No more two-installment payment option for registration fee

(4) Accepting coexistent registrations with consent only when the registration is not obviously improper

(5) Allowing reinstatement of rights for registration fees not paid within time limits

(6) Adjusting the time when the request for division or restriction of designated goods/services can be made

(7) Requesting to submit supporting evidence, where an invalidation or revocation action is filed on the basis of a trademark, to show use of such trademark in three years before the filing of the action

(8) Strengthening the protection of trademark by amending the provisions on trademark infringement

(9) Acts likely to dilute the distinctiveness or reputation of a “well-known trademark” being deemed as  trademark infringement, and deleting the provision on using a “registered trademark” of another person as the company name, business name or domain name being deemed as trademark infringement

(10) Providing comprehensive border measures of protection

(11) Strengthening the policies on protection for well-known place of origin in Taiwan

 

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