“Guidelines for Procedural Examination on Trademark Dispute Cases” came into force on October 30, 2017
E171031Y2 | Nov. 2017（E216）
The “Guidelines for Procedural Examination on Trademark Dispute Cases” has been promulgated and come into effect since October 30, 2017.
To formulate and provide clear-cut guidelines for examining the procedural matters involved in trademark dispute cases, the Taiwan IPO enacted the “Guidelines for Procedural Examination on Trademark Dispute Cases” and made the Guidelines public on Taiwan IPO’s official website on October 6, 2017, which will serve as a basis for examination on trademark dispute cases and also as reference of procedural requirements to the parties involved in trademark disputes.
The Guidelines sets forth the article contents mainly with respect to (1) indications of formality matters of a trademark dispute case, (2) indications of facts and reasons of a trademark dispute case, (3) request notice for amendment and deadline thereof, (4) request notice for defense statement and opinions, (5) reasons of request for examination suspension, (6) filing, ex officio, for invalidation or revocation, and (7) re-examination after revocation of original disposition. (October 2017)