The beverage market has been considered a “fertile land” due to the huge demand such a long time. It can be seen that in the beverage market, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, URC, Uni-President… are big corporations that have invested in Viet Nam. Domestically, leading trademarks include Sabeco, Habeco, Huda, Tribeco, Tan Hiep Phat, Saigon… and many others. At first, trademarks development shall build a trademark logo for professional beverage products, that logo should be different from the market. Along with the registration of protection of those trademarks – this is the best way for enterprises to protect their trademark values.
According to the Nice Classification of trademark registration, beverage products such as beer, non-alcoholic beverages and other non-alcoholic preparations for making beverages are in class 32; alcoholic beverages are classified in class 33.
This is a completely voluntary procedure for the applicant. However, this procedure should be carried out as it is the first and important step in the preliminary assessment of a trademark. This search is for reference only and it is not a basis for granting or not granting title.
After submitting the application, if the application is valid, the Intellectual Property office will consider receiving and processing the application. Processing time for a trademark registration application includes:
Conclusion, the usual registration period of a trademark is about 13 -18 months from the date of acceptance of a valid application. In case businesses wishing to carry out procedures with fast registration time from the date of acceptance of valid applications, please contact Viet An Law for detailed instructions.
Note: Trademark registration fee is calculated based on the number of groups and the number of products in each group specified in the application so that fee to register a trademark for groups or products in a group is more expensive.
For all information related to beverage products trademark registration & trademark renewal, please contact Viet An Law for specific instructions.
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