Steps to conduct Trademark Search and Trademark Registration. In order to support businesses and individuals to establish trademark rights for their goods and services before marketing them as quickly and professionally as possible. Viet An Intellectual property firm provides guidelines of the process of searching and registering trademarks for goods and services as follows:
Customers send a sample of the trademark and a list of branded products and services to Viet An Law Firm for a preliminary lookup and evaluation of trademark registration ability.
Free preliminary search: Viet An Law will conduct a free preliminary search for customers to assess the ability of the trademark registration within 01 day from the date the customer provided the information.
After the preliminary search, if it is likely that the trademark does not have the ability to register, Viet An Law Firm will consult and provide the relevant references to find a solution for the trademark to be granted a certificate at later.
Intensive look up Service before filing a Trademark Application
In case, after the preliminary examination of the trademark and it is likely to be registered, it is possible to search in depth through Vietnamese and international data to appraise the highest possibility of granting a protection title to the trademark. This is not a mandatory step, but should be taken to increase the trademark registration and save time.
Intensive search is a completely voluntary procedure of the applicant. However, this procedure should be conducted as this is the first and important step for a preliminary assessment of whether a trademark should apply for protection or not.
However, the trademark search is for reference only and is not a basis for granting or not granting a certificate (this partly related to the priority right of trademark registration as described above).
Dossiers for trademark lookup customers need to prepare: 03 trademark samples with sizes larger than 3 × 3 cm, not exceeding 8 × 8 cm.
Intensive trademark search procedure through Viet An Law Firm – Ip Lawyers takes 1-3 working days.
Trademark search results: Notice of trademark search results
After an in-depth lookup and a mark that is considered likely to be registered, Viet An – Vietnam Intellectual Property Representative will conduct a trademark registration at the National Office of Intellectual Property for your application.
The trademark registration documents that customers need to prepare
In addition to the above-required documents, when a customer registers a collective mark, a certification mark… customer must provide additional documents to Viet An Law Firm as follows:
The Agency receiving and processing trademark registration dossiers in Vietnam: Vietnam National Office of Intellectual Property.
Results of Stage 1: The Declaration of trademark registration
The time limit for formality examination of trademark registration applications is 1 month from the filing date.
Results of Stage 2 of the trademark application: Accepting a valid application
Time limit for publication of trademark registration applications: 02 months from the date of receipt of the notice of acceptance of valid application.
The content of publication of a trademark registration application is the information related to a valid application stated in the notice of acceptance of the valid application, trademark sample and attached list of goods and services.
Time limit for substantive examination: 09 months from the date of publication.
Result of Stage 3: Notice of intention to grant a trademark protection title and pay a licensing fee
Result of stage 4: Certificate of Trademark Registration
After the decision to grant the Certificate, Viet An Law Firm shall notice the Business to pay the granting fee for the Cerificate and getting the Trademark Protection Certificate and deliver to the customer.
Time limit for granting Protection Title: 02-03 months from the date of paying fees for granting the Certificate.
According to the experience of Viet An Law Firm, the Trademark Registration period will usually last about 12-18 months from the date of accepting a valid application.
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