Update on the International Classification of Goods and Services for Trademark Registration in Taiwan



The International (Nice) Classification of Goods and Services for the purposes of the registration of marks in Taiwan will undergo significant updates in its 12th edition, 2024. According to the latest revision, a total of 114 items will be added or amended, 49 items will be deleted, and 35 category/subcategory names or notes will be modified or removed (see the attached table for details).

These changes will take effect from July 1, 2024. The electronic trademark application system in Taiwan will be updated accordingly to reflect the new specifications for goods/services designated for use in trademark applications. Please note that the official schedule for system updates will be announced by TIPO.

Applicants wishing to utilize the "Fast Track" mechanism in Taiwan after July 1, 2024, are advised to download the latest changes to ensure that the goods/services listed in their applications match those in the updated electronic application system. This alignment is necessary to meet the "Fast Track" criteria and to enjoy the fee reduction benefits.

From June 19, the updated version of the "Designated Goods/Services Names for Trademark Application Registration" document for all categories can be downloaded under "3. Goods and Services Name Classification Search" in the trademark search system in Taiwan(https://cloud.tipo.gov.tw/S282/OS0/OS0303.jsp?l6=zh_TW&isReadBulletinen_US=&isReadBulletinzh_TW=true).  

Thank you for your attention to these updates. We are committed to providing you with the most current and relevant information to support your trademark registration needs in Taiwan. Should you have any questions regarding intellectual property rights in Taiwan, please feel free to contact us at taiwan@changtsi.com or MiffyYen@changtsi.com.

Resources:  https://www.tipo.gov.tw/tw/cp-85-953797-33ca3-1.html.

Miffy Yen
Counsel | Trademark Agent
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