Geographical indications are eligible for the protection, under the Trademark Act, the Tobacco and Alcohol Administration Law and the Fair Trade Law. They can be enforced as follows: (a) The Trademark Act (i) Article 72 provides that any person who wishes to exclusively use a mark to certify the characteristics, quality, precision, place of origin or other matters of another person's goods or services shall apply for certification mark registration. (ii) Item 11 and item 18, paragraph 1, Article 23 provides that a trademark application will be rejected if it is misleading with respect to the nature, quality, or origin of the designated goods or services, or is similar or identical to the GI of wines and spirits originating in a country or region that has mutual trademark protection. Article 50 of the same Act also states that an interested party may request the competent authority to conduct a review for invalidation of the registration if it is in violation with the said provision. (iii) person who infringes a registered certification mark may be subject to penalties of imprisonment and/or may be liable for compensation for damages. A trademark owner may apply to the customs authorities to suspend the release of goods that are suspected of infringing upon his trademark right (Articles 61-67, 80, 81-83). (b) The Tobacco and Alcohol Administration Law Pursuant to Paragraph 2, Article 33 of the Tobacco and Alcohol Administration Law, producers or importers may choose to label geographical indications on their alcohol products, but the labelling shall not constitute false or misleading representation. Each violation is subjected to a fine of NT$100,000 to NT$500,000 （about US$2,941 to US$14,706), and the products are to be recalled and corrections to be made within a given period. Failure to comply will result in temporary manufacturing or import prohibition for six to twelve months, and confiscation of all merchandise in question. (c) The Fair Trade Law For any use of geographical indications that constitutes unfair competition, Article 21 of the Fair Trade Law, in conformity with Article 10bis of the Paris Convention, provides that enterprises shall not make false or misleading representations either on their products or in the advertisements of their products. In addition, they shall not sell, transport, export or import goods bearing false or misleading representations. The violation of the Fair Trade Law may be subject to fines.