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Trademarks
2.
What constitutes a trademark?
2.1
What types of designations or other identifiers may serve as trademarks under the law?
 
Taiwan
Any sign that is distinctive, which may in particular consist of words, devices, symbols, colours, three-dimensional shapes, motions, holograms, sounds or any combination thereof.

For more information about this answer please contact: Julia Hung from Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices
2.2
What are the requirements for a designation or other identifier to function as a trademark?
 
Taiwan
Distinctiveness is the primary requirement, which refers to a sign that is capable of being recognised by relevant consumers as an indication of the source of goods or services, and of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of others.

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2.3
What types of designations or other identifiers are ineligible to function as trademarks?
 
Taiwan
A trademark shall not be registered if it is devoid of distinctiveness, as follows:

  • The trademark comprises or incorporates an indication which is descriptive of the quality, intended use, raw material, place of origin or related characteristics of the designated goods or services;
  • The trademark comprises or incorporates a generic term or name referring to the designated goods or services; or
  • The trademark comprises or incorporates other non-distinctive indications, such as slogans, company names or model numbers.
For more information about this answer please contact: Julia Hung from Saint Island International Patent & Law Offices