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Trademark registration in Vietnam for industrial grease

Industrial grease  is a commonly used and common fuel in the industrial sector. The product is used to lubricate machinery, helping machines work better.

The role of industrial grease in industry

As a lubricant for machines

  • Helps these details not have to be in direct contact with each other, but will be covered by layers of oil applied to make the machine move more smoothly.
  • Because if there is no separation by oil films, the two metal surfaces in the machine. When moving, they will rub against each other, creating friction, corrosion, and the formation of particles and grit inside the system. As a result, machinery and equipment are quickly damaged and work inefficiently.

Impact of industrial grease in business and individual activities

If the grease is of poor quality, it will cause the machine to malfunction quickly. Businesses and individuals using machines must pay expenses for repair and maintenance. Accordingly, it also slows down the work, causing product output not to be on schedule.

Classify for trademark registration for industrial grease

Group 1: Products and preparations for degreasing and degreasing

  • Preparations for the separation of grease,
  • Degreasing preparations used in the manufacturing process.

Group 4: Industrial grease

  • This is the main group related to industrial grease products
  • Industrial oils and greases, waxes;
  • Lubricant;
  • Substance to absorb, wet and bind dust;
  • Flammable fuels and materials;

Group 5: Fats and oils for medical and veterinary purposes

  • Fats and oils for medical purposes;
  • Fats and oils for veterinary purposes

Group 7: Lubricating products

Grease mechanism, Grease pump

Class 35: Trade in industrial grease

Trading, exporting industrial grease

Group 37: Vehicle lubrication services

Vehicle oiling service.

Depending on the business purposes related to industrial grease products, enterprises select the groups of goods and services mentioned above to register their trademarks.

Famous brands of industrial grease

Brand Shell

This is a brand of grease from the Netherlands, with more than 100 years in the market, Shell’s products are constantly improving in each stage and bringing to the market the most advanced products.

Brand Total

Total is a well-known manufacturer and supplier of petroleum and lubricants from France. With affordable price with good quality.

Brand Castrol

The brand is a joint venture between the British Petroleum Group BP and the Vietnam National Petroleum Corporation. Castrol products are known for their versatility, suitable for all engine operating conditions.

Brand Motul

A long-standing French brand, in Vietnam, Motul cooperates with Vietnam Lubricant and Chemicals Joint Stock Company (Vilube) to produce specialized lubricants for large displacement vehicles and for races. .

Brand Caltex

A brand from the US, produced domestically through Chevron Vietnam Lubricant Co., Ltd. Caltex’s strength is its lubricant products for heavy trucks and large industrial machines.

Brand Repsol

This brand originates from Spain, this is a famous name on the racetrack, Repsol’s engine protection products provide for fierce races, from which the quality can be seen. of this trademark.

Brand Liqui Moly

This is also a well-known brand, specializing in the production of additives, lubricants and car care products. Although only a small company, thanks to its reputation, Liqui Moly has been trusted by many car manufacturers and customers so far.

Brand Mobil

This brand was present in Vietnam very early and achieved great success, until 2009, the Mobil factory in Vietnam was sold to Total. After 5 years of absence, Mobil has returned to Vietnam and distributes its products through import, with very good quality.

Brand PTT

Famous brand in Thailand, genuine distribution through Vietnam-Thai Import-Export Company. After many years of development, with its reputation as well as its affordable price. Up to now, PTT has also had a certain position in the Vietnamese market.

Brand Idemitsu

Japan’s long-standing brand, Idemitsu’s products are always guaranteed in terms of quality and technique … so far, many automakers, especially motorcycles, use them for their vehicles.

Brand PCL Petrolimex

PCL Petrolimex is one of the brands with the largest retail system in Vietnam, specializing in the distribution and sale of products such as gasoline, oil and additives and lubricants.

Brand Idemitsu

Idemitsu Kosan is a Japanese petroleum company, a company specializing in petroleum refining and trading in petroleum products. It is also the second largest company in the oil refining industry in Japan (after Nippon Oil).

Brand Liqui Moly

The company Liqui Moly GmbH was founded in the city of Ulm (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) in 1957. Liqui Moly is Germany’s most popular brand of motor oil.

Brand Valvoline

Valvoline (since 1866) is a famous American lubricant brand of ASHLAND Inc. in the Fortune 500.

Procedures for trademark registration in Vietnam for industrial grease

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

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

Step 2: Research trademarks

Benefits of trademark search

  • In order to successfully register a trademark, that is, a registered trademark can be granted a protection title, the subject must file a registration application before proceeding with the trademark registration, the enterprise should carry out a trademark search procedure. brand.
  • The trademark search to determine the registrability of the mark compared to other marks of the same type already registered at the intellectual property office?
  • After the results of the trademark search are available, the applicant will decide whether or not to register the searched mark.
  • The trademark search also contributes to determining whether the mark can be granted a license or not?
  • If it is determined that the mark is not capable of being granted a title, the owner should consider an amendment to be able to be granted exclusive protection.
  • A trademark search avoids the long waiting time after testing but does not yield the results expected by the applicant.

Documents to prepare when searching for trademarks

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

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

Step 3: Submit trademark application

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: Vietnam Intellectual Property Department.

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 the application

  • Time limit for publication of trademark application: 02 months from the date of notification of valid application acceptance.
  • Contents of 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.
  • Form of publication: Website of the National Office of Intellectual Property and the Industrial Property Official Gazette.

Step 6: Substantive examination of the application

  • Time limit for substantive examination: 09 months from the date of application publication.
  • The National Office of Intellectual Property reviews the conditions for trademark registration. On that basis, the NOIP will evaluate the possibility of granting a degree to the mark that the applicant has registered. If the application meets all conditions, the NOIP will issue a Notice of intention to grant a trademark protection title.
  • If the application does not meet the conditions. The National Office of Intellectual Property issues a notice not to grant a title to the mark that the applicant has registered. The trademark application owner shall consider and send a written response to and appeal against the decision of the National Office of Intellectual Property. The applicant gives the grounds for granting a trademark protection title for his trademark.

Step 7: Pay the protection title fee

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

Customers wishing to trademark registration in Vietnam for industrial grease in particular and all goods generally in Vietnam and abroad, please contact Viet An Law for the fastest, most professional support with the most reasonable cost!

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