Eyeglasses are not only items to protect people’s eyes, support eyesight for people suffering from eye diseases, but also to beautify and show fashion. There are famous eyeglasses brands such as Gucci, Chanel, Ray-ban, or Police. Since eyeglasses directly affect the eyes of each person, choosing a quality and reputable glasses is essential. To attract customers, business entities can apply for trademark protection for their products.
A trademark sample with dimensions bigger than 3 x 3 cm and smaller than 8 x 8 cm;
A list of goods/services intended to register: Eyeglasses (including anti-glare glasses, contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyeglasses, etc.) are classified in class 09 according to the Nice Classification.
A trademark registration declaration (if customers authorize Viet An Law to submit, this declaration will be signed by the representative of Viet An Law);
A power of attorney;
Receipts of fee payments.
Regarding the design of a trademark sample, it should be noted that the use of word and image signs must not be identical or confusingly similar to a registered trademark or well-known trademark. The owner can search for trademark samples to evaluate the strongest possibility of successful registration. However, only when there is a decision to grant the protection title of the competent state agency that the trademark sample is accepted for protection.
Application process stage:
Form appraisal (1-2 months): The Intellectual Property will consider the validity of the application (the types of necessary documents; classification and classifying the object stated in the application; the right to apply;…) …) and issue a notice to accept as a valid application or a notice to refuse to accept a valid application (if the applicant does not correct errors in the application);
Publish the application on the gazette: The trademark registration application is published within two months from the date the application is accepted as a valid application and the applicant must pay the application publication fee.
Content appraisal (09 – 12 months): Purposes of content appraisal of the application are to evaluate the ability of the object stated in the application to be protected under the protection conditions, and to determine the corresponding protection coverage. During the content appraisal, the Intellectual Property Office may request the applicant to explain the contents of the application and provide information within the nature of the object stated in the application.
Grant and Publish the protection title (01 – 02 months): Trademark registration certificates will be valid from the date of issue until the end of 10 years from the date of applying. At the end of the validity period, the owner can extend the title for an additional 10 years (with an unlimited number of times) and must pay the fee.