CHAPTER VIII: Establishment of Industrial Property Rights to Inventions, Industrial Designs, Layout Designs, Marks and Geographical Indications

CHAPTER VIII Establishment of Industrial Property Rights to Inventions, Industrial Designs, Layout Designs, Marks and Geographical Indications SECTION 1 Registration of Inventions, Industrial Designs, Layout Designs, Marks and Geographical Indications Article 86 Right to register inventions, industrial designs and layout designs 1. The following organizations and individuals shall have the right to register inventions, industrial […]

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Care they don’t steal your trademark

alt In 2011, a lot of Vietnamese famous geographical indications, such as Buon Ma Thuot coffee and Phu Quoc fish sauce were found as having been registered as foreign trademarks.

Competent agencies are collecting proofs to prepare for the process to reclaim their famous brands which is believed to last at least one year. Meanwhile, many other businesses said they also had to spend a lot of money and time to reclaim their trademarks. Therefore, Vietnamese businesses have been told that “prevention is better than cure.”

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