When establishing a business, an important factor for customers to recognise the brand of the business is the trademark (logo) of the products that the business produces and trades. Especially for the food market, a distinctive, creative and impressive trademark name is a way to promote the brand of the business. Trademark is intangible assets but it has a sustainable value of the business during the operation process, so the registration of a trademark protection is extremely important.
Group of registered food trademarks
The classification of products for trademarks intended to register is to define the scope of protection. According to the Nice Classification version 10, food products are classified as follows:
Food trademark registration procedures in Vietnam
Search for a trademark registration in Vietnam:
In order for a new trademark to be protected, it is necessary to satisfy many factors and it takes a long time to be considered for a protection title, usually from 12 – 18 months. Therefore, although a search is not required before registering a trademark, the trademark owner should conduct a search for the possibility of a trademark being registered before applying for protection for a reasonable solution.
After searching for a trademark and finding that the trademark is likely to be protected, the owner will prepare an application and submit it to the Intellectual Property office.
A trademark registration application in Vietnam includes:
Registration process and Trademark registration cost in Vietnam:
In case customers submit a trademark registration application through an intellectual property representative of Viet An Law, the content of trademark registration of Viet An Law includes:
Information, documents provided by customers in Vietnam:
Trademark registration fee in Vietnam:
The trademark registration fee will be calculated based on the number of groups and products in each category specified in the application. The higher the number of subscriptions or products in each category, the higher the cost. Therefore, customers shall provide the main business lines to know the branded products and services, from which to know exactly cost of implementation.
Process time to register trademark in Vietnam:
The trademark application process goes through these following stages:
Enterprises and individuals wishing to register trademark & trademark renewal in Vietnam please contact Viet An Law for detailed instructions on filling a trademark registration application.
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