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【Intellectual Property Rights】

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

European Union Britain Germany Italy

  • European Union                                                                                                              

          ◎  Processof Review

                          After the application is submitted, the report on review will be notified the applicant
                          after the procedural examination. In the event that the Registrar accept the application,
                          and the trademark may proceed to the publication in the official gazette for threemonths.
                          If no objection is raised, a registration will be obtained. According to previous
                          operatingexperience, after the application, it will get the application number within
                          2-3 months and get the examination results within 12-15 months, then get the regis-
                          tration certificatewithin 15-18 months.

                    ◎  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.

                    ◎  Advantages of the Application:

                          1.Can apply for three categories simultaneously in 25 countries with the cheap
                                  charge.

                          2.Used in any country of the European Union is considered to have been used
                                  in 25 member states.

                          3.If the goods are being infringed in several member states, the complaint can
                                  only appeal to one country and the judgment is effective in all of member states,
                                  thenthe litigation costcould be saved.

                          4.The review processis single and rapid. 

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  • Britain                                                                                                                                  

                    ◎  Processof Review

                          After the application is submitted,it will go through an examination period of 2-3
                          months. In the event that the Registrar accept the application, and the trademark
                          may proceed to the publication in the official gazette for three months. 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 within one
                          month and get the examination results within 6-9 months fromthe date of application.
                          If going smoothly, the trademark registration will be completed within 8-10 months.

                    ◎  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.

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  • Germany                                                                                                                             

          ◎  Processof Review

                After the application is submitted, the process of review is divided into procedural
                examinationand substantive examination.It will go through an examination period
                of 3-10 months.In the event thatthe Registrar acceptsthe application, it will issue a
                registration certificate.Then the trademarkmay proceed to the publication in the
                official gazette for threemonths. During the three-month period, any person/company
                with objection may oppose the grant of acceptance. According to theexperience,
                it will get the application number within 4-6 weeks and get the examination results
                within10-12 months fromthe date of application. The review process of the trademark
                completes for the fastest time within 6 months and the slowesttimefor 12 months.


           ◎  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 therenewal shall be for further ten (10) years.

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  • Italy                                                                                                                                       

                    ◎  Processof Review

                          After the application is submitted, the process of review is divided into procedural
                          examination and substantive examination.It will go through an examination period
                          of 3-10months.In the event that the Registrar acceptsthe application, it will issue
                          a registration certificate. Then the trademarkmay proceed to the publication in the
                          official gazette for threemonths. During the three-month period, any person/company
                          with objection may oppose the grant of acceptance. According to previous operating
                          experience, it will get the application number within4-6 weeks and get the examination
                          results within10-12 months fromthe date of application. The review process of the
                          trademark completes for the fastest time within 6 months and the slowesttimefor
                         12 months.

                    ◎  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 therenewal shall be for further ten (10) years.

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