E-Platform for identifying Trademark infringement cases will be online, Customs Administration, Ministry of Finance strengthens efforts to propagate

In our previous article “Counterfeits Crackdown- E-Platform for identifying Trademark cases is starting as of Aug. 1st ” published in mid-July, we introduced the new system for trademark maintenance established by Taiwan Customs. Regarding this matter, Custom Administration, Ministry of Finance (MOF) hold a “New Regulations Governing Customs Measures in Trademark Infringing Identification Conference” on Aug 28, 2021, giving detailed explanations for the law amendment, operation procedures and methods of the E-Platform in order to strengthen public’s understanding and willingness to make use of the new platform.

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“Fast-Track mechanism” for Trademark Examination in Effect on May 1

To further support the rapid growth in trademark applications,  Taiwan’s IP office announced a new fast-track mechanism, in effect on May 1, to  accelerate trademark examination process. Applicants may secure their rights one and half months earlier if their applications meet five criteria, including submitting by e-filing, not non-traditional trademarks, using eATM or designated bank account for fee payment, etc.

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