The need for beauty is associated with the development of the cosmetics industry. Not only does it play a beautifying role, but cosmetics also have countless benefits that we may not have known such as improving health, providing opportunities for women, or helping to build individual trademarks. Therefore, the consideration of choosing cosmetic product lines increases, requiring the trademark competitiveness of trademarks. In the article below, Viet An Law will provide legal procedures for trademark registration for cosmetic products in Vietnam.
Cosmetic products are products used to improve and beautify the skin, hair, and body. They include a range of products designed to enhance and take care of the user’s appearance. Cosmetic products can be used for daily routine or to create a gorgeous look on special occasions.
When verifying a dossier of trademark registration, it is necessary to specifically identify the group of goods bearing the trademark to determine the scope of protection. According to the Nice classification applied in Vietnam from January 1, 2024, cosmetic products belong to:
For example: Vietnam’s Vedette Cosmetics, is a reputable and environmentally friendly Vietnamese cosmetics trademark. Launched in 2006, throughout 15 years of operation Vedette has always focused on “core values”. That is the quality of the product and why Vedette creates a common standard to provide high-quality products. Vedette constantly brings beautiful small cosmetic lines “made in Vietnam” with the best quality. This is also one of the Vietnamese cosmetic trademarks that stand firm against the fierce competition of cosmetic trademarks from France, the United States, and Korea. Some information about the Vedette cosmetic trademark:
Before applying to register trademark protection for a product, businesses should perform trademark research for their products. Trademark research helps trademark applicant know whether their trademark is identical or similar to protected trademarks. Additionally, research helps to check whether the information on the issued Trademark Certificate is accurate with the data in the information system of the National Office of Intellectual Property to promptly make corrections.
If the trademark registration application does not meet all conditions, the National Office of Intellectual Property will issue a notice not to provide documents for the trademark registered by the enterprise. The enterprise reviews and sends a response document, complains the decision of the Department of Property, and provides the basis for granting a trademark protection title to the enterprise’s trademark.
From the date that it is received by the National Office of Intellectual Property, the trademark registration application is considered in the following order:
At the end of the substantive examination period, the National Office of Intellectual Property issues a notice of intention to grant or refuse to provide a trademark protection certificate and clearly states the reasons.
After notification of intention to issue a trademark, the applicant pays the fee for providing a trademark certificate. The National Office of Intellectual Property issues and announces the Trademark Registration Certificate to the owner within 01-02 months from the date of payment for providing the Trademark Registration Certificate.
Thus, the normal registration time for a trademark is approximately 13 – 18 months from the date of acceptance towards a valid application. In case, a business needs to carry out procedures with quick registration time from the date of acceptance of a valid application, please contact Viet An Law for detailed instructions.
Note: Trademark registration fees are calculated based on the number of the class and the number of goods in each class specified in the registration, so if a trademark registers many classes or many goods in a class, the fee will be higher.
For all information related to trademark registration for cosmetic products, please contact Viet An Luat for more specific and detailed instructions.
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