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Trademark registration in Vietnam for a pharmacy

Pharmacies are the most popular place to provide health care information and services. Especially, in Vietnam, pharmacies are often the first place people approach when they have health care needs. In recent years, in addition to small-scale private pharmacies, there have been large pharmacy chains. These systems have all covered branches in provinces and cities to be able to meet the needs of the people.

Classification of trademark registration in Vietnam for a pharmacy

Group 03

Cosmetics; mouthwash not for medical purposes; aromatherapy (essential oils); chemical preparations for cleaning for household purposes; oil; personal hygiene products.

Group 05

Pharmaceutical preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietary supplements for humans and animals; excipients for medical purposes; baby food; pharmaceutical preparations for skin care.

Group 09

Computer software that provides health, wellness, medical and medical information; computer software platforms for use in the medical, health and nutritional fields; computer software in the medical and healthcare sector to transmit messages between users; software used by patients, their families and healthcare professionals that enables users to provide and receive patient care, patient training and healthcare information; computer software to monitor, collect, and analyze health data for use in health risk assessment, recommending preventive health measures, condition management, and behavioral modification monitoring. Because; The software provides patient engagement, specifically prescription drug adherence and patient health management, through outbound messaging technology.

Group 10

Medical equipment and instruments; diagnostic equipment for medical purposes; devices that track components in the body; cosmetic massage equipment; fitness equipment for medical purposes; medical masks.

Group 35

Wholesale and retail services of products: pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, bar soaps, breath freshener sprays, makeup removers, mouthwashes, non-medical , cleaning solutions, pharmaceutical preparations, sanitary preparations for medical purposes, foodstuffs and nutrients suitable for medical use, dietary supplements for humans and animals, preparations chemicals for medical purposes, detergents for medical purposes, dietary supplements with beauty effects, herbs, vitamin preparations, wet tissues, tissues, medical masks, condoms rubber, thermometers for medical purposes, toothpaste preparations, toothbrushes, dental floss, shampoos and hair conditioners, soaps, face washes and gels, shower gels and lotions, preparations sunscreens, baby lotions, perfumes, cosmetics, deodorants for human use, hair gels and sprays, lipsticks and lip glosses, lotions for cosmetic purposes, make-up preparations and makeup removers, razors and razor blades, non-medical massage gels, bottled water and non-alcoholic beverages, carbonated beverages, medical equipment and instruments, surgical equipment and instruments, dental equipment and instruments, masks for medical purposes, diagnostic equipment for medical purposes, testing equipment for medical purposes.

Group 42

Provide websites in the fields of medicine, health and pharmacology; provide non-downloadable online computer software to track fitness, health and wellness goals and statistics; provide non-downloadable online computer software to aggregate, analyze, and organize data and information in the fields of health, wellness, fitness, physical activity, management weight, sleep, and nutrition; consulting and providing information on scientific and technological solutions in the fields of medicine, health and pharmacology.

Group 44

Health services; Medical assistance services include: sending people for medical examination and treatment abroad, health consultation, medical care, physical therapy; medical equipment rental; telemedicine services; pharmacist services to prepare drugs according to prescriptions; polyclinic; health care service.

Reputable pharmacy trademarks in Vietnam

Long Chau pharmacy mark

Long Chau Pharmacy is a name not to be missed when it comes to large drugstore chains in Vietnam. Long Chau, An Khang and Pharmacy are currently the three largest drugstore chains with hundreds of pharmacies in all provinces. Long Chau Pharmacy was born in 2007 and officially belongs to FPT Corporation in 2017. At this time, Long Chau Pharmacy has only 8 stores in Ho Chi Minh City. However, after 4 years of operation, this number has surpassed 400 and covers all 53 provinces and cities nationwide. With the rapid development speed, the Long Chau pharmacy chain deserves to be on the list of major drugstore chains in Vietnam. The products distributed by Long Chau are extremely diverse from pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, consumer products, and medical equipment to functional foods.

Pharmacity pharmacy mark

Currently, Pharmacity is the largest pharmacy chain in Vietnam. Established in 2011 but it was not until about 2019 that Pharmacity really developed strongly and rose to the leading position. This pharmacy chain currently has 1,100 pharmacies meeting GPP standards along with a team of 3,500 pharmacists who are well-trained, highly qualified and have a professional working attitude. Pharmacity was founded with the desire to bring people a variety of medicines, dietary supplements, health care products, medical equipment, etc. with the best prices. In addition, Pharmacity also provides prescription drugs for cases with a doctor’s prescription. The medicinal products, dietary supplements,… provided and distributed by Pharmacity are all genuine products. Prices and product information are updated on the website for clients’ reference. In the context of the current raging epidemic, Pharmacity has implemented online shopping and received the support of a large number of clients.

An Khang pharmacy mark

An Khang pharmacy is one of the largest and most reputable drugstore chains in Vietnam. This system is a member of Mobile World Group (MWG) – a unit with more than 20 years of experience in the retail sector. An Khang pharmacy’s products are extremely diverse, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, medical equipment, functional foods, consumer products, etc. All products are tested for quality. before reaching the client. An Khang pharmacy pays special attention to the quality of the team of pharmacists. In addition to professional capacity, pharmacists will be trained in sales skills, consulting and skills to handle arising situations. The meticulousness in training has helped An Khang pharmacy win the hearts and become a reliable choice for clients.

Phano Pharmacy mark

In addition to 3 large drugstore chains such as An Khang, Long Chau and Pharmacity, Phano Pharmacy is also considered as a large pharmacy system in Vietnam. This system was established in 2007 and has been in the market for almost 15 years. Currently, Phano Pharmacy owns 60 standard pharmacies throughout the provinces. Phano Pharmacy’s products are diverse, all of which are committed to origin – clear origin and competitive prices. Phano Pharmacy’s team of pharmacists are well-trained, supporting clients to their best in choosing drugs and using them properly.

Eco Pharma pharmacy mark

The chain of pharmacies Eco Pharma belongs to ECO Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company. Although the number of pharmacies is “inferior” compared to the above systems, Eco Pharma is the first pharmacy chain in our country that meets all three standards of WHO-GSP, GPP and GDP. In addition to pharmaceutical products, medical equipment, consumer products, etc., ECO pharmacy is also responsible for distributing exclusive products of ECO Pharmaceutical Joint Stock Company such as Otiv, Jex, Qik, Faz, etc. Wit, Ritana… at the best price. Products at Eco Pharma are committed to competitive prices, clear origin – and strict import process. Besides product quality, Eco Pharma also pays great attention to client care policy. When shopping through this system, clients will enjoy incentives, redeem points and a lucky draw. To create convenience for clients, Eco Pharma has many forms of payment such as cash, payment via ATM card, e-wallet, etc.

Procedure for trademark registration in Vietnam for a pharmacy

Step 1: Select a mark and goods and services for the mark

  • Trademark selection: Select a trademark template that meets the protection criteria. The selected mark is not similar to other registered trademarks, or well-known trademarks.
  • Select the list of registered goods and services: You need to select the list of products and services bearing the trademark according to the above instructions. Classifying of products and services needs to be carried out according to the Nice International Classification of Trademarks.

Step 2: Research trademarks

Documents to prepare when searching for trademarks

To perform a trademark search, clients only need to provide Viet An Law with:

  • Trademark template;
  • List of goods and services to search and register.

Step 3: Submit registration form

  • After an in-depth search and the mark is judged to be registrable, the applicant will proceed to submit a registration application.
  • Agencies receiving and processing dossiers and collecting registration fees in Vietnam: National Office of Intellectual Property.

Step 4: Formality examination of the application

  • The time limit for formal examination of a trademark application is 1 month from the filing date.
  • The NOIP will consider the application for eligibility in terms of form, label form, application owner, filing right, subheading, etc.
  • If the enterprise’s application meets the conditions. The NOIP will issue a Notice of acceptance of a valid application and publish the application.
  • If the enterprise’s application does not meet the conditions. The NOIP will issue a Notice of Non-acceptance of the application and request the enterprise to amend it. The application owner and the applicant’s representative shall make amendments as required. Then, proceed to submit the revised official letter to the NOIP and pay an additional fee if the group is classified incorrectly.

Step 5: Publication of trademark application

  • Time limit for publication of trademark application: 02 months from the date of notification of valid application acceptance.
  • Contents of the application announcement include: Information about valid applications stated in the notice of acceptance of valid applications, trademark samples and a list of goods and services.

Step 6: Substantive examination of the application

  • Time limit for substantive examination: 09 months from the date of application publication.

Step 7: Pay the fee for granting a trademark protection title

After receiving the notice of intention to grant a protection title, the applicant shall pay the granting fee.

Clients wishing to register trademarks in Vietnam and abroad, please contact Viet An Law for the fastest, most professional support at the most reasonable cost!

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