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Register copyright for logo company in Vietnam

Every company should create their own brand (or logo company) when starting setting up a company. A company’s logo is a sign for customers to recognize its company, as well as the company’s goods and services. Therefore, register copyright for logo company is necessary to protect it from being stolen, counterfeiting.

However, before going through every step of registering copyright for logo company, it is very important to distinguish between company’s logo and company’s mark.

  • Mark, according to Vietnam Law on intellectual property 2005, means any sign used to distinguish goods or services of different organizations or individuals. Mark could be words, logo, the form of letters, numerals, words, pictures, images, including three-dimensional images or their combinations. Mark is also company’s trademark.
  • Logo is a design which company uses commonly and attach it to goods and services. Logo is a kind of mark, normally a design of letters, numerals, words, pictures, images that can make the company’s trade stand out.

To register copyright for logo, company could consult Viet An Law advice of procedures below

Conditions for logo company to be eligible for protection

  • Company’s logo has to be a visible sign in the form of letters, words, drawings or images including holograms, or a combination thereof, represented in one or more colours.
  • It is capable of distinguishing goods or services of the mark owner from those of other subjects.

Documents required:

  • 03 colored copy of logo company
  • 01 notarized copy of business permit.
  • Notarized copies of ID card of all the authors who design the logo.

Procedure:

  • Step 1: Viet An Law Firm receives information provided by customers.
  • Step 2: We shall compile documents required and sent to customers for signing.
  • Step 3: Customers sign the documents and sent them back to Viet An Law Firm.
  • Step 4: Viet An Law Firm representing customers applies documents at National Office of Intellectual Property in Vietnam.
  • Step 5: After 15-20 working days, customers shall receive the result and liquidate the service contract.

Duration of registration copyright for logo company

Duration of registration: 20-25 working days.

Term of protection of logo company’s copyright

  • Moral rights: To protect the integrity of the logo company; and to forbid other persons to modify, edit or distort the logo company in whatever form, causing harm to the honour and reputation of the company.
  • To publish the logo company or to authorize other persons to publish that logo. The economic rights has term of protection of fifty (50) years as from the date of first publication of the logo.

Note:

  • Logo company is protected in the form of applied art works.
  • Besides registering copyright for logo company to protect absolutely its intellectual property rights, company should register trademark for logo company as well.

With professionals and experience lawyers, Viet An Law Firm wishes to provide our customers with the best services in the fastest and most convenient way.

Customers, who have any questions or wish to use our services in copyrights, please contact Viet An Law hotline: 0933 11 33 66 or our email: info@luatvietan.vn to receive our support.

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