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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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