Shampoo Products Trademarks Registration in Vietnam
The shampoo is an essential item, familiar to each person in life. Currently, there are a lot of fake shampoo products on the market, especially shampoos in the form of small disposable packages. Many famous brands are often counterfeited, such as Pantene, Dove, Clear, Sunsilk, X-men, … Therefore, for business owners who do not own a famous trademark, it is necessary to register trademark protection to protect certain products from infringements. The trademark registration/trademark registration can be done as follows:
Preparing a dossier:
A trademark sample with dimensions bigger than 3 x 3 cm and smaller than 8 x 8 cm;
A list of goods/services intended to register;
A trademark registration declaration (if customers authorize Viet An Law to submit, this declaration will be signed by the representative of Viet An Law);
A power of attorney;
Receipts of fee payments.
Notices: Goods and services stated in the application must be classified specifically according to the Nice classification (for shampoo products, underclass 03).
Regarding the design of a trademark sample, it should be noted that the use of word and image signs must not be identical or confusingly similar to a registered trademark or well-known trademark. The owner can search for trademark samples to evaluate the strongest possibility of successful registration. However, only when there is a decision to grant the protection title of the competent state agency that the trademark sample is accepted for protection.
Application process stage:
Form appraisal (1-2 months): The Intellectual Property will consider the validity of the application (the types of necessary documents; classification and classifying the object stated in the application; the right to apply;…) …) and issue a notice to accept as a valid application or a notice to refuse to accept a valid application (if the applicant does not correct errors in the application);
Publish the application on the gazette: The trademark registration application is published within two months from the date the application is accepted as a valid application and the applicant must pay the application publication fee.
Content appraisal (09 – 12 months): The purpose of content appraisal of the application is to evaluate the ability of the object stated in the application to be protected under the protection conditions, and to determine the corresponding protection coverage. During the content appraisal, the Intellectual Property Office may request the applicant to explain the contents of the application and provide information within the nature of the object stated in the application.
Grant and Publish the protection title (01 – 02 months): Trademark registration certificates will be valid from the date of issue until the end of 10 years from the date of applying. At the end of the validity period, the owner can extend the title for an additional 10 years (with an unlimited number of times) and must pay a fee.
For any information related to trademark registration services for products and services, please contact Viet An Law for the most specific and detailed advice.
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