During use, every item will be worn out, damaged, no longer guaranteed its original quality and characteristics. Therefore, the need for repair and maintenance is very large because not all people have conditions to replace new items. To increase competition with competitors and to create a reputation for themselves, business owners need to register for trademark protection.
Before applying, customers need to classify the goods/services intended to register:
According to the law, customers shall classify themselves by using the Nice Classification. If the classification is wrong or not, the Intellectual Property Office will classify and customers shall pay the classification fee. Classification helps to determine the scope of protection and it is also the basis for future search. According to the Nice Classification, repair services are under class 37.
Form appraisal helps to check the validity of the application. Since there, the competent state agency will give the conclusion whether the application is valid or not. It is also the basis to consider whether it can be registered or not.
The valid application will be published on the gazette and the applicant shall pay the publication fee.
In this stage, the Intellectual Property Office may request the applicant to explain the content, provide information relating to the nature of stated objects.
The trademark registration is not one of the refusal cases and the applicant pays the fee, the competent state agency will grant the protection title and record it on the National Register for Industrial Property.
The protection title owner has the right to request the state management agency in charge of industrial property rights to amend the protection title provided that charges are paid. The content can be amended including the name and address of the protection title owner, amending the regulations on the use of the collective trademark, the regulations on the use of the certification trademark.
Besides that, the protection title owner also has the right to request the competent state agency in charge of industrial property to reduce the scope of protection; in this case, the submitted application will be re-appraised content and the requester shall pay the re-appraisal fee.
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