On August 23, 2023, the Government issued Decree No. 65/2023/ND-CP. The Decree details a number of articles and measures to implement the Law on Intellectual Property. In particular, for registration applications to establish the right to be filed from the effective date of this Decree, the NOIP will grant a protection title in electronic and paper form (in case the applicant requests for a paper copy). So what are the regulations on Electronic Trademark Registration Certificate in Vietnam under the newest regulations?
An electronic trademark registration certificate is a form of a certificate of trademark registration under the new provisions of Decree 65/2023/ND-CP. Accordingly, protection titles of trademarks, inventions, industrial designs, layout designs, and geographical indications shall be granted by the applicant in the form of electronic and paper copies.
The phrase “protection title” here is understood to include a Patent for invention, a Patent for utility solution, a Patent for industrial design, a Certificate of registration for layout design of semiconductor integrated circuits, a Trademark Registration Certificate, and a Geographical Indication Registration Certificate.
According to the new regulations, the electronic version is automatically issued if the protection title is granted. However, the paper copy of the protection title is only available in case the applicant chooses a box for the paper copy. This regulation applies to industrial property protection applications from August 23, 2023 – the effective date of Decree 65/2023/ND-CP.
The contents recorded in these two forms of protection titles are the same. Specifically, the following information is recorded:
According to the current regulations of Decree 65/2023/ND-CP, when filling out the trademark registration declaration, the applicant should note that they must fill in complete and accurate information about the mark as well as the owner. Check the box for issuing paper copies if you want to receive a paper trademark certificate after finishing the application examination process.
In case the applicant does not check the box for the paper version, it is understood that the applicant will only receive an electronic certificate when the NOIP finishes the examination of the application.
The above is a guide to making a trademark registration declaration form of Law firm – Viet An Intellectual Property Representative under Decree No. 65/2023/ND-CP applied from August 23, 2023, to help partly support customers in the process of trademark registration declaration.
If you need to register a trademark to meet the requirements of the new Decree, please contact Viet An Law – an industrial property representative in Vietnam for the best support.
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