Microwave ovens help people a lot in daily life. Due to microwave ovens, people save a bit of time with housework and cooking. In the market today, microwave ovens appear a lot of different trademarks. Therefore, manufacturers and traders of this product need to pay more attention to protection through trademark protection.
According to the Law on Intellectual Property, the rights to trademarks are established only based on decisions on protection title granting by state management agencies according to registration procedures. Therefore, to protect trademarks, enterprises need to carry out the following registration procedures:
Notices: The list of services/goods must be classified according to the Nice Classification. Microwave ovens are classified in class 11.
In this stage, the Intellectual Property office considers whether or not the application meets the requirements for form, trademark sample, the owners, rights to submit the application, class classification,…
From the date of publishment, any third party has the right to oppose the grant of a trademark protection title. The time limit for objecting to granting a protection title will last from the time application is published in the Intellectual Property Office to the time the trademark is granted a protection title.
The Intellectual Property office considers conditions for trademark registration then evaluates the possibility to grant a protection title for a registered trademark. If the application meets the conditions, the Intellectual Property Office will issue a notice to grant a protection title. If not, the Intellectual Property Office will issue a notice to refuse to grant a protection title. Enterprises consider and draft an official-letter to answer, the complaint about decisions of the Intellectual Property office, and at the same time provide grounds for granting trademark protection titles to their trademarks.
The protection title owners can use their trademark through the following acts:
However, the protection title owner should note that if the trademark has not been used continuously for 5 years, the protection title may be terminated if there is a request application.
Enterprises, individuals wishing for trademark registration in Vietnam & around the world please contact Viet An Law – Vietnam intellectual property agent for detailed instructions on filing a trademark registration application.
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