How to respond to a provisional refusal issued by the Vietnam Trademark Bureau concerning International Registration of Mark Designating Vietnam(11/18/2014)
As Vietnam is a contracting party of the Madrid system comprising the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks (entry into on June 25, 1939) and the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement (entry into on April 11, 2006), therefore, a trademark registration may be obtained by filing an international registration of mark designating Vietnam, among other designated countries, through the International Bureau of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). There are more than 5,000 international applications designating Vietnam including subsequent designation ones, making up about 15% of total applications filed annually in Vietnam. Where a mark internationally filed under the Madrid system is rejected by Vietnam (i.e. the Vietnam National Office of Intellectual Property (“NOIP”), Detail
Guidance on Registration of a Trademark in Vietnam(11/13/2014)
Since Vietnam is a member state of such multilateral conventions regarding the protection of trademark as the Madrid Agreement concerning the International Registration of Marks (June 25, 1939) and the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement (collectively known as “the Madrid system”), therefore, to obtain protection of a trademark in Vietnam, trademark holder may either file through national route or international route (the Madrid system), of course, applicants whose nationality or real and effective industrial or commercial establishment must belong to one of the Madrid system’s 91 member-states as of October 15, 2014.
Guide for Application for Grant of Patent for Invention and Utility Solution in Vietnam(11/13/2014)
Becoming a contracting party of the 1970 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), which consists of 143 member states as of October 4, 2013, since March 10, 1993, Vietnam through the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam ("NOIP") gets ready to receive PCT applications or non-PCT applications for grant of patent of invention or utility solution/utility model.
Guide for Application for Patent for Industrial Design in Vietnam(11/13/2014)
As Vietnam is not a contracting party of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs comprising 61 member states, thus there is only one route for industrial design holders to obtain a patent for an industrial design is to directly file new application for registration of it with the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam ("NOIP"). Detail
Overview on Trademark opposition Procedures in Vietnam(11/06/2014)
Generally speaking, trademark opposition systems are available in almost countries’ trademark laws, whereby they bestow on third parties the opportunity to oppose the registration of an applied-for trademark in a definite period of time prescribed by the applicable laws.