What is the trademark registration?
A trademark is a sign expressed in one or more colours such as words, images or a combination of both, used to distinguish goods or services of different organizations and individuals.
How to proceed?
The steps and procedures to register a trademark are as follows:
In practice, 12 to 18 months are required to complete all the steps.
The Vietnamese intellectual property system is divided in three areas:
IP rights registered in Vietnam can be enforced as follows:
Individuals and foreign organizations shall submit their application through a representative of the IP Vietnam.
Protected trademarks shall meet the following conditions:
The processing time for trademark applications to be granted protection licenses is 10 months. However, depending on the complexity of the application, the processing time can be more than 18 months.
The protection license is valid for 10 years from the date of application (priority date). Upon expiry of this period, the trademark owner shall apply to extend the time. There is no limit in the number of extensions.
Multiple trademarks can be registered according to the provisions of the Vietnamese laws. These trademarks are considered as associated trademarks.