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The relationship between retail services and identified goods on trademark applications – World Trademark Review

The relationship between retail services and identified goods on trademark applications – World Trademark Review

In Taiwan, trademarks for retail services were not recognised until 1997. According to the Examination Guidelines published by the Taiwan IP Office (TIPO), retail services in Class 35 may be defined as follows:“retail of [identified goods]” (eg, cosmetics, clothing and clocks); or“department store, supermarket, convenience store, shopping centre, and online shopping, etc.”, which suggests a wide variety of goods.In general, “retail of [identified goods]” is deemed to be related to the identified goods, possibly falling into various classes. On the other hand, since a variety of goods are carried by department stores, supermarkets, convenience stores and shopping centres, and since a department store is… 

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