Trademark registration service is a specific service provided by companies with the function of Industrial Property Representative. Viet An Law Firm is one of the reputable Industrial Property Representatives with nearly 20 years of experience and will provide trademark registration service for clients in the most effective way.
Registering trademarks for products and goods is a procedure that individuals and organizations need to carry out to establish trademark rights for products and goods. The form of recognition of rights to a trademark is a Trademark Registration Certificate.
Because this is a registration procedure to establish trademark rights according to the law, the application owner needs to clearly understand the relevant regulations to avoid not meeting protection standards or filing an application. Failure to comply with regulations leads to actual rights not being established. Some notes include:
A trademark search is an optional procedure, but to ensure the effectiveness of application processing, the trademark application owner should conduct a search first to determine the protectability of the trademark. on absolute and relative grounds according to law.
Trademark search requires high expertise and skills, so application owners should choose reputable units to perform this stage. Viet An Law Intellectual Property Representative is a unit that can help clients perform trademark searches quickly and most effectively. As a result of the search service, the client will receive a preliminary search and profound search notice to identify identical or similar signs in the intended trademark that are likely to be refused registration. It helps clients easily consider and choose reasonable solutions according to the proposals given by Viet An Law’s intellectual property experts.
To perform a trademark search, clients only need to provide Viet An Law:
Classifying groups of goods and services associated with a trademark is the basis for establishing the scope of trademark protection when doing business in the market. Vietnam is currently classified according to the latest version of the International NICE Classification (version 11-2023). With the groups of goods and services provided, clients should choose a reputable Industrial Property representative to classify them correctly according to regulations. In case of misclassification, the National Office of Intellectual Property may force the application owner to pay a classification fee (due to misclassification) to continue processing the application.
Vietnam has joined the Paris Convention, and based on this mechanism, basic applications filed in a member state of the Convention within 6 months will enjoy priority registration in any other member state if has a claim for entitlement recorded in the trademark registration dossier in that country.
The right of priority allows applicants the right to oppose comparable reference marks according to the regulations in the country of registration, such as marks identical or similar to marks in a previously filed trademark application but still later than the filing date recorded in the basic application claiming priority, the later-filed mark has priority right to be registered according to the provisions of the Paris Convention. This provision ensures that trademark rights arising under the first-to-file principle are applied within a system of countries of the convention and are not limited to the territory of each member country.
Thus, in case a client has filed a basic application in another country and filed a trademark registration in another country within 6 months, the client needs to pay attention to this document in the registration application to ensure priority when registering a trademark.
The total time for trademark registration according to law is about 12 – 18 months from the date of acceptance of a valid application (not including the time to process an application with objections from a third party). However, in reality, this time can also be extended from 3 to 6 months due to the overload of trademark registration applications at the National Office of Intellectual Property.
With nearly 20 trademark registration service providers in Vietnam and abroad, Viet An Law Firm is proud to be an Intellectual Property Representative Organization in Vietnam with a large and stable number of trademark registration applications in Vietnam. With the trust and confidence of domestic and foreign clients, we always strive to provide the fastest and best trademark registration services at the most reasonable cost!
If clients need to register a trademark in Vietnam or other countries, please contact Viet An Law for direct and effective support.
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