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【Intellectual Property Rights】

◎  Click on the name of the following countries, view the Introduction to trademark 
      applications:

America

Canada

Mexico


  • America                                                                                                                                 

                    ◎  Processof Review

                          After the application is submitted, it will be publicized for onemonth after the procedural
                          examination. If no objectionis raised,it will be granted to register. If the Registrar
                          consider to reject the application, it will notify its applicant as a respondent, the
                          applicant mayrequestan appeal if it is still rejected. According to the experience,
                          it will get the application number after1-2months from the date of filing, and get the
                          examination results after 12~15months fromthe date of application.The registration
                          certificate could be obtained within 15monthsafter application.

                    ◎  Term of Validity

                          The registration of trademark is valid for a period of ten yearscommencing from the
                          date of registrationaccording to use doctrine. Ifrenewalis necessary after expiration,
                          the extension of trademark should be applied.

                    ◎  Remarks

                          U.S. trademark adopt “use doctrine”, namely, the acquisition of trademark right
                          needs the fact that use of the trademark in addition to applying for registration.
                          Hence, U.S. trademark needs to do “five-year-use-pledge”on the fifth year after
                          registration and shall apply for extension of trademark on the 10th year of the period
                          for exclusive right to use registered trademark. If “five-year-use-pledge”has not
                          been done on the fifth year, the trademark registration will be canceled. This point
                          must be paid attention particularly.

                          When submitting the application, it is necessary to attach 8 photographs (or video
                          e-file) of the trademark use for each commodity.

  • Canada                                                                                                                                  

          ◎  Processof Review

                          After the application is submitted, it will go through an examination period of 15-18
                          months. In the event that the Registrar accept the application, and the trademark
                          may proceed to the publication in the official gazette for two months. During the
                          two-month period, any person/company with objection may oppose the grant of
                          acceptance. If no objection is raised, a registration certificate will be issued upon
                          the expiry of publication period. According to the experience, it will get the application
                          number within1-2monthsand get the examination results within18months fromthe
                          date of application.

                    ◎  Term of Validity

                          The registration of trademark is valid for a period of ten yearscommencing from
                          the date of registration. Ifrenewalis necessary after expiration, the extension of
                          trademark should be applied.

 

  • Mexico                                                                                                                                 

                    ◎  Processof Review

                          After the application is submitted, it will go through an examination period of 6
                          months. According to the experience, it will get the application number within1
                          month and get the examination results within6months fromthe date of application.

                    ◎  Term of Validity

                          The registration of trademark is valid for a period of ten yearscommencing from
                          the date of application. Ifrenewalis necessary after expiration, the extension of
                          trademark should be applied and the renewal shall be for further ten (10) years. 

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