In the development of the food industry, the beverage production and trading industry are developing constantly. Beverages include non-alcoholic beverages and alcoholic beverages. We can see that the non-alcoholic beverage market is popular than the alcoholic beverage because this market is suitable for any age customers and not in one of the conditional industries such as the alcohol business. Therefore, more and more investors are choosing non-alcoholic beverages to do business. To increase their competitiveness, business entities can choose a trademark registration solution and can refer to the following process:
Form appraisal is to check the form provisions then the competent state agency shall conclude whether the application is valid or not. It is also the basis for further considering or denying the application.
Publish the valid application:
The valid application will be published on the gazette. The applicant shall pay the publication fee.
The purposes of this step are to evaluate the possibility of protection according to the protection conditions and to determine the scope of corresponding protection. During this step, the Intellectual Property Office may request the applicant to explain the content, provide information relating to the nature of stated objects.
The application is not one of the refusal cases and the applicant pays the fee, the competent state agency in charge of industry property grants the protection title and record on the National Register for Industrial Property.
After being granted the protection title, the owner may use the trademark by:
The protection title is valid from the date of issue to the end of 10 years from the submitting date. It can be renewed for successive 10 years.
For any information relating to products’ trademark registration in Vietnam, please contact Viet An Law to have the best detailed and specific advice.
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