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Register a thermos trademark in Vietnam

Trademark registration is a critical step for businesses seeking to establish a strong brand identity and safeguard their intellectual property rights. In the case of a thermos product, obtaining a registered trademark in Vietnam is particularly important to prevent unauthorized use and protect the distinctive features that define the brand. To confirm quality and reputation, registering a thermos trademark is extremely necessary for traders who are trading and producing this item. In this article, Viet An Law will summarize the regulations to register a thermos trademark in Vietnam according to current law.

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    The process of registering a thermos trademark

    Register a thermos trademark in Vietnam

    Overview of trademark registration procedures in Vietnam

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    Authority agency National Office of Intellectual Property

    –       Head office of the National Office of Intellectual Property, address: 386 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan district, Hanoi city.

    –       Representative office of the National Office of Intellectual Property in Ho Chi Minh City, address: 7th Floor, Ha Phan Building, 17/19 Ton That Tung, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

    –       Representative office of the National Office of Intellectual Property in Da Nang City, address: 3rd floor, 135 Minh Mang, Khue My ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang City.

    Process of submitting paperwork –       Direct;

    –       Through postal service.

    –       Online (currently the application receiving system of the National Office of Intellectual Property is not complete)

    Fees and charges –       Application fee: 150,000 VND

    –       Publication fee: 120,000 VND

    –       Research fee for application examination: 180,000 VND/01 class of goods and services. Each 7th good or service onwards plus 30,000 VND/01 good or service

    –       Substantive examination fee: 550,000 VND/01 class of goods and services. Each 7th good/service onwards adds 120,000 VND/01 good or service.

    Form of payment of fees and charges –       In case of direct application: pay the fee directly at the headquarters or representative office of the National Office of Intellectual Property.

    –       In case of submitting a trademark application by post: the applicant needs to transfer money through the post office service, then photocopy the Money Transfer Receipt and send it along with the application file to one of the application receiving points mentioned above. above from the National Office of Intellectual Property to prove the amount paid.

    Legal basis –       Law on Intellectual Property 2005, as amended and supplemented 2009, 2019, 2022;

    –       Decree No. 65/2023/ND-CP detailing several articles and measures to implement the Intellectual Property Law on industrial property, protection of industrial property rights, rights to plant varieties, and management state on intellectual property;

    –       Circular 236/2016/TT-BTC regulating industrial property fees and charges;

    Classification for trademark registration of thermos

    According to the International Classification of Goods and Services under the Nice Agreement, version 12-2024, applicable from January 1, 2024, trademark registration of thermos in Vietnam is classified in class 21 and class 35:

    • Class 21: Thermos.
    • Class 35: Buying, selling, importing and exporting thermos bottles.

    Some thermos trademarks in Vietnam

    Zebra thermos

    Zebra Thermostat originates from Thailand and is relatively popular in Vietnam. With capacities from 350ml to 2.5L and heat retention time from 8 hours to 24 hours, Zebra Thermal Bottles are suitable for all consumer needs.

    Thermos trademark

    Thermos is a type of bottle with a shell made of 304 stainless steel with the outstanding feature of being able to retain heat well and prevent scratches. Thermos is considered to be in the high-end category with luxurious design and ensuring safety for users.

    Lock&Lock thermos

    Lock&Lock thermos models are very popular on the market because of their high quality and diverse designs. The heat retention time of Lock&Lock thermos bottles is up to 12 hours, helping you keep the temperature of your food all day long.

    Registered trademark for Lock&Lock thermos product in Vietnam

    • Owner: Lock&Lock Company Limited
    • Application number: 4-2016-29180
    • Application date: September 20, 2016
    • Degree issuance date: February 26, 2019
    • Trademark: LOCK&LOCK P&Q
    • Good/service classification (Nice):

    Class 21: Thermos

    Class 35: Kitchen utensil wholesale and retail store services; kitchen utensils dealer; wholesale and retail store services for household products; agents selling household products; non-electric cooking pot wholesale and retail store services; dealers selling non-electric cooking pots; wholesale and retail store services of containers for household or kitchen purposes; dealers in containers for household or kitchen purposes; Wholesale and retail store services for bathroom products; agents selling bathroom products; wholesale and retail store services for bedding fabrics; dealers selling fabrics for bedding; furniture wholesale and retail store services; furniture dealers; food and beverage wholesale and retail store services; food and beverage vendors; import and export agent services.

    Application to register a thermos trademark in Vietnam

    No Document name Note

    Client provide Viet An Law

    1 Trademark registration declaration 02 copies Information about the applicant and the class of registered goods and services
    2 Trademark template 06 samples 01 sample
    3 Proof of payment of fees and charges 01  
    4 Other documents:

    –       Document confirming permission to use special signs (symbols, flags, badges, seals…),

    –       Document confirming trademark registration rights

    –       Document confirming enjoyment of registration rights from another person

    –       Regulations on the use of collective/certification marks

    –       Documents proving priority rights

    –       Map of geographical area

    –       Document of the People’s Committee of a province or centrally run city permitting the use of place names or other signs indicating the geographical origin of local specialties

       
    5 Power of Attorney for Viet An Law to carry out the procedure 01 Personal legal documents

    Notes on trademark search procedures

    This is a completely voluntary procedure for the applicant. However, this procedure should be carried out because it is the first and most important step in the preliminary examination of a trademark. Therefore, this research is for reference only and is not a basis for granting or not granting a degree.

    • Preliminary search: Viet An Law will conduct a preliminary search for customers within 01 working day from the date of receiving the trademark sample.
    • Informal search at the National Office of Intellectual Property: will give the highest assessment of the possibility of protection.
    • Necessary documents for the search: 03 trademark samples with dimensions not smaller than 3×3 cm, not exceeding 8×8 cm.

    Some related questions

    What types of trademarks can be registered in Vietnam?

    • Trademarks in the form of letters and words;
    • Image trademark (logo);
    • Holographic trademark;
    • Sound trademark;
    • The trademark combines the above elements.

    Current good and service classification catalog version?

    Currently in Vietnam, the latest version of the Nice Classification being applied is Version 12-2024 (applied from January 1, 2024). Versions are updated and issued by the National Office of Intellectual Property each year to apply consistently with the updated version of WIPO when registering trademarks in Vietnam.

    How to fill good and service classifications in trademark registration application?

    Goods and services are recorded sequentially in each class and classified according to the International Classification of Goods and Services according to the latest updated version of the Nice Agreement.

    In the same class, the application owner uses the sign “;” between goods and services in the class to separate and calculate the number of goods and services. At the end of each class, record the total number of goods/services in that class to determine the relevant state fees.

    For example: Class 43: Restaurant services; Food and beverage provision services provided by the restaurant. (2 goods/services)

    Trademark registration service of Viet An Law

    • Legal advice on procedures and conditions for trademark protection of thermos;
    • Preliminary research and consulting on the possibility of registering for trademark protection of thermos;
    • Drafting dossiers for trademark protection of thermo;
    • Submit documents and monitor the trademark registration process at the National Office of Intellectual Property;
    • Representing customers throughout the entire process of establishing rights and responding to official correspondence with the Intellectual Property Office on trademark protection;
    • Exchange and provide information to customers during the trademark protection registration process.

    If you need to register a thermos trademark in Vietnam, please contact Viet An Law Firm for the fastest support!

    Disclaimer: This article was last updated in May 2024. Laws may have changed since then. Please contact Viet An Law to confirm the information in this article is current and for any legal assistance.

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