The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO) launched a new version of its official Trade Mark Search database on 14 July 2017. The database offers various features, such as text searches, Boolean searches and non-traditional trade mark searches. All existing functionalities of the database were enhanced with the recent relaunch. In addition to the Chinese language version, an English interface is also available and allows text searches with English letters as well as with Chinese and Japanese characters.
For trade mark applications filed via TIPO's online filing system, related information will be searchable after two weeks from application date. As more processing time is needed for applications filed on paper, in these cases the information will be available with a time delay of approximately 40 working days.