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Dishwashing Liquid Products Trademarks Registration in Vietnam

In the current economic integration of Vietnam and opening up, foreign goods will provide popularly, especially household appliances and housewares. Vietnam consumers are tending to use abroad household especially Thailand’s products. Among the most popular products, dishwashing liquid, cleaner, and plastic products make up the highest useable ratio. Therefore, dishwasher liquid products in Vietnam are facing invaded competition. To have competitiveness, businesses trading these products need to have a specific trademark for their dishwasher liquid products. In addition to famous brands such as My Hao, Sunlight… etc. other common trademarks need to carry out trademark registration procedures at a competent agency on industrial property rights.

Dishwash liquid in Vietnam

What procedures, as well as documents, do businesses need to prepare and implemented inclusion? In the following, Viet An Law would like to advise trade on the process of registering trademarks for dishwashing products under current law.
First, we identify dishwashing products that customers intend to register for a trademark has classification in class 03 according to the Nice Classification. Customers design trade-mark for their products and sends them to Viet An Law. Viet An Law will conduct a search on it for free.

Procedures for dishwashing products trademarks registration in Vietnam include:

Step 1: Apply:

Individuals, enterprises requesting trademark registration may themselves apply to the competent state agencies or can authorize the representative of Viet An Law to submit. When applying, customers pay the registration fees and take the receipts of fee payment. These receipts will be submitted attach with the dossier.

Attach with the trademark registration application, customers need to provide these documents:

  • A list of dishwashing liquid products intended to register;
  • A trademark registration declaration;
  • A power of attorney Viet An Law to submit the dossier;
  • 01 trademark sample (not smaller than 3 x 3 cm, not bigger than 8 x 8 cm);
  • Receipts of fee payments.

Step 2: Receive and settle the trademark registration application

The trademark registration application shall be received by the state management agencies in charge of industrial property rights if it meets the requirements according to the provisions of Clause 1 Article 108 of the Law on Intellectual Property.
After receiving, the competent state agencies continue to settle the application through these stages:

Stage 1: Form appraisal:

The form application will be appraised to assess the validity of the application (necessary documents, classification, stated object classification, rights to apply…) It takes about 01 – 02 months to appraise from the date of submitting.

Stage 2: Publish the application

The application is accepted as a valid application will be published on the gazette within 02 – 03 months from the date the application is accepted.

Stage 3: Content appraisal

The content application will be appraised. The purpose of this stage is to assess the strongest possibility to grant the protection title and assess the scope of protection. The time to appraise content is 06 months from the date of publishment. During the content appraisal, the state management agencies in charge of industrial property rights shall request the applicant to explain the content, provide information on the stated objects.

Step 3: Grant the protection title and publish

The trademark registration applications are not the cases that refuse to grant the protection title according to Clause 1, 2 and Point b Clause 3 Article 117 Law on Intellectual Property and the applicant pays the fee, the state management agencies in charge of industrial property rights shall grant the protection title and publish on National Register of Industrial Property.
The time to grant the protection title is 01 – 02 months from the date paying the granting fee.
Notices: The term of trademark protection is 10 years from the submitting date and can be extended an unlimited number of times at the end of the protection term. Before the expiration of the 06-month protection period, customers must apply for the renewal and pay the renewal fee to the Intellectual Property Office if customers still want to continue using the trademark.

Viet An Law provides legal services for trademark registration:

  • Advice on procedures and conditions for trademark registration;
  • Advies on the strongest possibility to register;
  • Preliminary search on trademark registration;
  • Search for the trademark at the Intellectual Property office – independent cost;
  • Represent for customers in the whole process;
  • Draft the registration dossier;
  • Submit and track the process, appraisal at the Intellectual Property office;
  • Represent for customers in the process and discuss

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