According to stipulated of the Law on intellectual property that the Trademark registration certificate shall be valid from the grant date until the end of 10 years after the submission date and may be renewed for many consecutive terms, each of 10 years. To renew validly the Trademark registration certificate, the owner of protection titles has to pay fees for renewing validly. In case the owner of protection titles does not pay fees for renewing validly under the law that the protection titles will be terminate of validity. The sequence, procedures for renewing the certificate of registered mark will be implementing as follows:
The original of the Trademark registration certificate (in case of a request to confirm the renewal in the Trademark registration certificate)
The Intellectual Property Office reviews the application for renewal within a month from the date of receipt of the application. In case of no errors in the application, The Intellectual Property Office has to issue a decision on renewing, record it in the protection title, register it and publish it in the Industrial Property Official Gazette.
The Intellectual Property Office will issue a notification of intention to refuse to renew, have clearly the reason, and setting a time limit of 1 month from the date of issuance of the notice for the requester to correct errors or make objections, if the application requests a renew in one of the following cases:
If within the time limit is setting, the person requesting not correct the omission or unsatisfactorily corrects the omission, has no objections or the objection is unwarranted, The Intellectual Property Office shall issue a notice from refuse to renew.
Trong vòng 06 tháng trước ngày Giấy chứng nhận đăng ký nhãn hiệu hết hiệu lực, chủ Giấy chứng nhận đăng ký nhãn hiệu phải nộp đơn yêu cầu gia hạn nhãn hiệu tới Cục Sở hữu trí tuệ.
Within 06 months before the date of expiration of the Trademark registration certificate, the owner of the Trademark registration certificate has to apply for requested renewal to Intellectual Property Office.
Có thể nộp hồ sơ gia hạn Giấy chứng nhận đăng ký nhãn hiệu sau khi hết hạn nhưng không được quá 06 tháng kể từ ngày Giấy chứng nhận đăng ký nhãn hiệu hết hiệu lực.
The application documents for renewal of the Trademark registration certificate may be submitted after its expiration but within 6 months from the date of its expiration.
Khi nộp muộn gia hạn nhãn hiệu ngoài phải nộp lệ phí gia hạn như bình thường, chủ đơn nhãn hiệu phải nộp thêm 10% lệ phí gia hạn cho mỗi tháng nộp muộn.
When submitting late to renew a mark, the renewal fee must be paid as usual, and the owner of the certificate of register mark has to pay an additional 10% of the renewal fee for each month of late payment.
After the expiration of the time limit, the application for renewal of the Trademark registration certificate can be submitted. The Trademark owner has 05 years from the date of expiration of the certificate of registration of the mark received to reapply and will certainly be re-granted the trademark protection title. Therefore, within 05 years from the date of expiration of the mark, others who apply for registration of an expired mark will still not be granted the Trademark registration certificate.
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