The National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) has announced new statistics on Vietnamese innovation that analysed the nation’s patent and trademark trends in 2014. The statistics suggest that although Vietnam’s economy has undergone rapid growth and a revolution in intellectual property rights and enforcement, this has largely created opportunities for large multinational companies […]Continue readingMore Tag
As intellectual property rights are becoming increasingly important in international trade, experts urged Vietnamese companies to pay attention to overseas trademark protection registration.
According to the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), only about 1,000 Vietnamese trademarks are currently registered overseas. This is just a modest number given the hundreds of thousands of existing Vietnamese companies.Continue readingMore Tag
1. Based on the advertising regulations in Vietnam, the Vietnamese competent advertising regulatory authority is entitled to request your client to provide the relevant documents for the advertising purpose, of which the Trademark Registration Certificate in Vietnam is one those documents. 2. In case that your client changed the mark into a different format, it […]Continue readingMore Tag
Poor vigilance by Vietnamese companies has allowed the trademarks of their well-known products to be mimicked by foreign competitors-a situation that is likely to escalate if left unchecked.
Some 25 per cent of Vietnamese enterprises don’t allocate a budget for branding, while 70 per cent invest a little without forming any strategies and 5 per cent run comprehensive strategies for branding and marketing.Continue readingMore Tag
Madrid Agreement and Madrid Protocol – International Trademark Registration Designating Vietnam
– Vietnam has been a member of Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Mark, (“Madrid Agreement“) since March 8, 1949.
– On July 11, 2006, Vietnam became a member of Madrid Protocol relating to the Madrid Agreement (“Madrid Protocol“).Continue readingMore Tag
Under the Agreement, an applicant has less choice over the trademark office in which it must file: It may only file in a contracting country to the Agreement in which it has “a real and effective industrial or commercial establishment”. Only if it has so such establishment may it file in the Office in the […]Continue readingMore Tag
Under the Agreement, the applicant pays a fixed fee for each designated Contracting Party. However, under the Protocol, there may be either a fixed fee or the Contracting Party may set up its own “individual” fee system in which the national office may charge the same fee for any extension of an international registration in […]Continue readingMore Tag
The time limit for a designated country to refuse an extension of protection under the Agreement is 12 months that is inadequate given the relatively extensive and lengthy examination process followed in many countries. However, under the Protocol, each Contracting Party may elect a period of 18 months to grant or refuse protection to the […]Continue readingMore Tag
Both trademark owners and Trademark Offices should also confronts with the disadvantages of Madrid system as follows: From the trademark owners’ side, there are following potential drawbacks of using the Madrid system: – Since it’s easy to apply for Int’l Trademark Registration in other countries without knowing local standards or searching local marks through early […]Continue readingMore Tag
1. Which trademarks can be opposed in Vietnam?
The following trademarks subject to opposition in Vietnam:
Vietnamese trademark applications;
Vietnamese designations of International trademarks.
2. Who can be the opponent of the trademark application in Vietnam?
Any natural or juridical person. Legal interest is not required for filing an opposition against a trademark application in Vietnam.Continue readingMore Tag