Trademarks and patents in Taiwan are managed by the Intellectual Property Office. Do you need to register a trademark in Taiwan? Do you have any other intellectual property-related issues in Taiwan? If so, please read on…

The website of the Intellectual Property Office offers a lot of resources about patents and trademarks, including application procedures, regulations, etc. (visit Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Office website for more information). Unfortunately, there’s no English online application form. Instead, there is a list of attorneys that can help foreigners. If you are capable of reading Chinese or finding an agent who understands Chinese, almost all the processes can be completed online by visiting Taiwan’s Intellectual Property website.

Applying online? Link to the Chinese application procedures : Chinese Online Patent or Trademark Application.

Not applying online? You still can go to intellectual property offices directly to apply for the trademark or patent.


The Intellectual Office, MOEA
3F., No. 185, Sec. 2, Xinhai RD., Da-an District, Taipei City 106,
Taiwan, R. O. C.
Tel: +886-(02)-2738-0007
Fax: +886-(02)-2377-9875
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00 13:30-17:30

Hsinchu Information Center
Lai-King Business Building
5F., No. 68, Beida Road, Hsinchu City,
Taiwan, R. O. C.
Tel: +886-(03)-535-0235
Tel: +886-(03)-535-0255
Fax: +886-(03)-535-0295
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00 13:30-17:30

Taichung Information Center
7F., No. 503, Li-Ming Road, Section 2, Taichung City,
Taiwan, R. O. C.
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00 13:30-17:30

Tainan Information Center
5F., No.32, Yonghua 1st St., West Central Dist., Tainan City 700,
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: +886-(06)-298-2811~2
Fax: +886-(06)-222-8396
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00 13:30-17:30

Kaohsiung Information Center
8F., No.436, Chenggong 1st Rd., Qianjin Dist., Kaohsiung City 801,
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Tel: +886-(07)-271-1922~3
Fax: +886-(07)-271-1603
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00 13:30-17:30

Trademarks outside of Taiwan:

If you are also doing business outside of Taiwan you might need to register in other countries, and of course for every country, the rules are different. It might be a good idea to ask a lawyer for advice on how to ensure your trademark can be protected internationally.