According to the provisions of the Enterprise Law, the enterprise name must be affixed at the head office of the enterprise and must be printed or written on the transaction papers, documents, and publications issued by the enterprise. Therefore, businesses need to put up signs containing the business name at their headquarters. This regulation also applies to affiliated business units such as branches, representative offices, and business locations. In this article, we will provide general regulations regarding the display of signs after completing the establishment of a business.
The placement of signs must comply with the following regulations:
Content must be in Vietnamese, except for the following cases:
In case both Vietnamese and foreign languages are used, the foreign font size must not exceed three-quarters of the Vietnamese font size and must be placed below the Vietnamese word.
Currently, there are no specific regulations on this content, in fact, businesses often choose forms of signs such as boards, signs, light boxes, neon light system bending letters, etc.
For businesses or affiliated units (Branches, Representative Offices) when newly established or with a change of headquarters, the placement of signs should be done within a certain period of time as prescribed by law. Businesses should also note that, not all but most of the local management agencies where they are headquartered will conduct an initial inspection to identify the business and whether the subsidiaries meet the original operating regulations such as the placement of signs. This inspection can be announced in advance or unscheduled, so businesses need to pay attention to avoid potential penalties.
The article is based on applicable law at the time noted as above and may no longer be appropriate at the time the reader approaches this article as the applicable law has changed and the specific case that the reader wishes to apply. Therefore, the article is only for reference.