Vietnam is always in the top 5 countries with the highest rice export in the world. However, Vietnam’s rice quality is still not as good as Thailand and India. Therefore, to compete with rice products from other rice exporting countries, it is necessary to improve product quality. Moreover, creating a brand for the product is very important, a business strategy should be paid attention to increase export turnover. Therefore, customers can carry out trademark registration to create a reputation for their goods.
Goods/services shall be classified according to the Nice Classification. Rice are under class 30 with some products such as rice, rice cakes and rice flour.
Classification is a basis for easier to search for trademark, it also helps to determine the scope of protection. Customers can search themselves or use the search services of Viet An Law.
A dossier includes:
After receiving, it takes 13 – 18 months for the competent state agency to consider the dossier and grant the protection title:
According to the Law on Intellectual Property, the protection title is valid from the date of granting to the end of 10 years. It can be renewed many consecutive times, each 10 years. Therefore, once is protected, the trademark will be protected indefinitely if the owner meets the following conditions:
For any information relating to register for goods/services trademark, please contact Viet An Law to have the best detailed and specific advices.
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