Will the period for examining a multi-class application be prolonged?

In response to the provisions that allow one application to be designated for use on multiple classes, TIPO has, since January 1, 2002, implemented relevant supporting measures such as the system of multi-class application examination and case classification procedures, with an aim to maintain the examination period at five to seven months. However, as a result of businesses becoming internationalized and diversified, emerging of new products, and new ways of trading Internet and peripheral goods and services, certain goods or services (such as the electronic industry and the service industry) need time to clarify their nature if they have multiple functions and fall under different industries. Therefore, the time needed to examine a multi-class application may be prolonged depending on the number of the designated goods, the number of the classes, the degree of complexity or the difference of nature of these goods.

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