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Opposition against Trademark Phu Quoc Failed in China, Famous Geographical Indication Phu Quoc was fell into the hands of a Hong Kong Company
(Ngày đăng: 2017-03-17)

Famous Geographical Indication Phu Quoc for fish sauce that earned EU Certificate of Protected Designation of Origin (also known as PDO "Phu Quoc") in mid July 2013, was officially fell into the hands of a Hong Kong company, Viet Huong Trading Company Limited in the giant market of China after such company defeated previous opposition filed before the China Trademark Office (CTMO) against its preliminarily approved trademark Phú Quốc & device in China




App. No./

Filing date

Goods bearing Trademark

Legal Status


Viet Huong Trading Company Limited

Viet Huong Building, 28 Hoi Wah Road, Tuen Mun, NT, Hong Kong





Class 30: 

Food preservative salt; seasoning sauce; sauce; seasonings; spices; fish sauce; shrimp exposed; shrimp sauce; fish flavor powder; edible aromatic.


Valid from 28/09/2012 to 27/09/2022

On another note, 6 years ago after a two-year legal battle taken before Trademark Review and Adjudication Board (TRAB), a subsidiary under Chinese Ministry of Commerce but independent from CTMO in 2011, Vietnam successfully revoked two trademarks Buon Ma Thuot as depicted below, which is inherently geographical indication of Vietnam registered under the name of People’s Committee of Dak Lak province:



Reg. No/

Granting date

Goods bearing Trademarks

Legal Status


Guangzhou Bangmei Shu Coffee Co., Ltd






Class 30: Coffee and other products


Announcement of invalidity




Class 30: Coffee and other products


Announcement of invalidity


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