Finance and currency are such a wide field, affecting all areas of life. Typically in this group of services include banking services – the kind of service that affects most people. Consumers can deposit money in the bank, perform a loan or make payments via the bank. Due to finance and currency services, living, production, and business of people become easier. It can be said that the number of subjects investing in this field is huge and the level of competition is high. Customers dealing in this service can refer to the trademark registration to improve their reputation.
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According to Law on Intellectual Property, the list of goods/services stated in the application need to be classified. According to the Nice Classification, finance and currency services are under class 36.
Classification is an important step to perform before submitting. It helps to define the scope of protection objects to search the trademark for the best results. In many cases, trademarks with similar signs cause confusion but are registered for a different group of goods/services, they are still be protected.
This search helps to evaluate the possibility of protection; to quickly have a plan to amend if there are signs that are identical or confusingly similar to the protected trademark. Customers can use the search service of Viet An Law to get results early and apply in the shortest time.
According to law, it takes 13 – 18 months to consider an application. Specifically include these steps: Form appraisal (01 – 02 months); Publish on the gazette (02 months); Content appraisal (09 – 12 months); Grant and Publish the protection title (01 – 02 months).
In this process, the applicant must closely monitor, receive notice or respond to the opinion of a third person (if any). Besides, the owner can modify the trademark sample, the list of goods/services bearing the trademark according to the needs or the request of the Intellectual Property office. The amendment and supplementation of the application must not expand the scope of protection beyond the contents revealed in the list of goods/services. If the amendment expands the scope of protection or changes the nature of the objects, the applicant must submit a new application and all procedures are resumed.
Viet An Law Firm will perform the trademark registration in Vietnam for you, please contact us at email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call our IP consultant at +84.96 167 55 66.
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