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Trademark registration in Vietnam for soup powder

Currently, soup powder is loved by many Vietnamese families and used in cooking every day. Accordingly, many trademarks of soup powder were born to meet the needs of society. So does the soup powder trademark need to be registered?  To answer clients’ questions, Viet An Law Firm offers an article on trademark registration in Vietnam for soup powder below.

Trademark registration - soup powder

Legal basis

  • Law on Intellectual Property 2005, as amended and supplemented in 2009, 2019, 2022.
  • Decree 65/2023/ND-CP provides detailed regulations on industrial property, protection of industrial property rights, and management of plant varieties.

What is soup powder trademark registration?

Registering a soup powder trademark is a procedure to establish rights for a soup powder trademark produced by an enterprise to be granted a Trademark Registration Certificate.

Classification for trademark registration in Vietnam for soup powder

Based on the International Classification of Trademarks, trademark registration of soup powder products is classified into the following groups:

Group 30

Soup powder, food seasoning (seasoning).

Group 35

Purchase, import, and export of soup powder products.

Reputable soup powder trademarks in Vietnam

Hai Chau soup powder

Hai Chau soup powder is produced from selected high-quality raw materials, based on a closed advanced technology line to ensure food safety and hygiene.

Hai Chau soup powder is a quality product trusted by consumers to choose and use because product quality is always guaranteed, rich varieties, product packaging is regularly renewed, and reasonable prices, which meets many needs of users.

Vifon soup powder

Vifon is a familiar trademark that has stuck with consumers after many years of development with instant fiber products and spices.

With the delicate combination of ingredients associated with standard quality, Vifon soup powder always occupies a certain position compared to many other similar products.

The trademark Vifon shrimp soup powder is protected with the following information:

  • Title number: 4-0398835-000
  • Date of issue: October 4, 2021
  • Trademark: VIFON SINCE 1963 Shrimp Soup Powder, image
  • Classification: Group 30: Soup powder
  • Trademarks are fully protected. Do not protect separately “SINCE 1963”, “Shrimp Soup Powder”, “R”, food bowl shape.

Thien Huong soup powder

Thien Huong is an extremely reputable manufacturer and supplier of products related to the field of fast food processing in Vietnam. Some outstanding products are: Vi Huong instant noodles, Vi Huong instant porridge, Vi Huong chili sauce, and Thien Huong soup powder… always loved and chosen by domestic and foreign consumers.

Ajinomoto soup powder

Ajinomoto is a trademark from Japan that specializes in producing the best standard spice products to deliver to consumers. This is a familiar trademark in every family’s kitchen, suitable for Vietnamese tastes. At the same time, it plays the role of a powerful assistant to help make family meals more complete

Cholimex soup powder

Cholimex is a familiar trademark to Vietnamese families because it brings many quality and delicious trademarks that are extremely loved by consumers such as ketchup, chili sauce, and black sauce… Among them, Cholimex soup powder is also a name that cannot be ignored in the process of contributing to the reputation of this trademark.

Visachef soup powder

Visachef soup powder is a product produced by Central Salt and Trading Joint Stock Company. The company specializes in producing iodized salt and providing raw salt to users. Some of Visalco’s products are refined salt, granulated salt, and soup powder.

Term of protection of soup powder trademark in Vietnam

The protection period for the soup powder trademark is 10 years from the date of application (priority date). Enterprises can renew their protection titles without limitation on the number of extensions. Therefore, the trademark will be an asset throughout the business and operations of the enterprise.

Application for trademark registration in Vietnam for soup powder

  • Trademark logo sample: You need to prepare a trademark logo sample that you want to register for exclusive protection. This logo should be designed to meet protection standards and not overlap with other registered trademarks or famous trademarks.
  • Trademark registration declaration: Information should include: the name and address of the trademark owner, type of business (individual or company), trademark model, classes of goods and services, etc.
  • Enterprise registration certificate (for owners who are companies)
  • Identity card/Citizen identification card/Passport (for individual owners).

Total time to register soup powder trademark

After the trademark owner has paid the registration fee. The National Office of Intellectual Property will issue a trademark protection certificate within 2-3 months from the date of payment of the fee.

Trademark registration time is about 12 – 18 months from the date of acceptance of a valid application. However, this time can last from 2-5 months depending on the number of applications received by the Vietnam National Office of Intellectual Property.

Procedure for trademark registration in Vietnam for soup powder

Step 1: Choose a consulting unit

  • When performing trademark search and registration, choosing a consulting unit is very important.
  • It should be noted that not all law firms and consulting units are Intellectual Property Representative Organizations. Consulting units that are Intellectual Property Representatives truly have the expertise and experience to best advise and evaluate the possibility of a successful trademark upon registration.
  • The intellectual property representative organization has the function of signing applications on behalf of the application owner and representing the application owner working with the National Office of Intellectual Property to ensure maximum benefits for clients. In addition, Intellectual Property representative units will assist in resolving arising issues related to application objections and rejections of clients’ applications during the process of filing trademark registration applications in Vietnam.
  • Viet An Law Firm is an Intellectual Property Representative organization, so clients will be guaranteed all benefits when using our trademark registration services.

Step 2: Select the trademark and products and services for the trademark

  • Trademark selection: Choose a trademark model that meets protection standards. The selected trademark is not similar to other registered trademarks, well-known trademarks, or trademarks that are descriptive signs that cannot be granted protection.
  • Select a good class to register: You need to select a category of products and services bearing the trademark according to the instructions above. Grouping of products and services should be done according to the Nice International Classification of trademarks.

Step 3: Research the trademark

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

  • Trademark sample;
  • Classes of goods and services that need to be searched and registered.

Step 4: Submit the registration application

After a profound search and the trademark is assessed as capable of registration, the applicant proceeds to submit the registration application. As soon as the application is submitted, the applicant must pay the registration fee.

The Vietnam National Office of Intellectual Property is the agency that receives and processes documents and collects registration fees in Vietnam in the following order:

  • The National Office of Intellectual Property will consider whether the application meets the requirements in terms of form, label sample, application owner, filing rights, grouping, etc.
  • If the business’s registration application meets the conditions. The National Office of Intellectual Property will issue a Notice of acceptance of the valid application and publish the application.
  • If the business’s registration application does not meet the conditions. The National Office of Intellectual Property will issue a Notice of non-acceptance of the application and request the enterprise to make amendments. The application owner and representative of the application owner shall make amendments as requested. After that, submit the amended dispatch to the National Office of Intellectual Property and pay additional fees 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 acceptance of valid application.
  • The application publication content includes information about the valid application recorded in the notice of acceptance of the valid application, trademark sample, and list of goods and services.

Step 6: Substantive examination of the application

The time limit for substantive examination is 09 months from the date of publication of the application.

Step 7: Pay the fee for granting a protection title

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

Step 8: Issue the Trademark Registration Certificate

  • After the trademark owner has paid the registration fee. The National Office of Intellectual Property will issue a trademark protection certificate within 2-3 months from the date of payment of the fee.
  • Trademark registration executive time is about 12 – 18 months from the date of acceptance of a valid application.
  • Trademark protection period: Trademarks are protected for 10 years from the filing date (priority date). Enterprises can renew their protection certificates with no limit on the number of extensions. Therefore, the trademark will be an asset throughout the business and operations of the enterprise.

Clients who need advice on soup powder trademark registration procedures, please contact Viet An Law Firm for the best support.

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