COUNTRY : SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
CAPITAL : HANOI
LANGUAGE : VIETNAMESE
MEMBER : PARIS CONVENTION, WTO-TRIPS, WIPO, BERNE CONVENTION, PCT, MADRID AGREEMENT AND MADRID PROTOCOL
The IPR office of Vietnam is known as the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam NOIP.
Protecation of Trademarks in Vietnam:
1. NATIONAL REGISTRATIONS : Direct Filing with National Trademark Office.
Please refer our Treaties section on International Protection under Madrid System.
Therefore, to obtain protection in Vietnam, there are two options from which the applicant can choose:
It is highly advisable to conduct a search of the proposed mark to ensure that a similar mark has not been applied for by other contenders and is not pending registration or is already registered.
Vietnam follows the First – to – File rule. The applications for registration of trademarks can be filed :
Filing is done with the Trademark office of Vietnam.
• Infringement & Opposition Actions
• License and Assignment procedures
• Trademark Watch Services
i) Formalities Examination:
Once a trademark application is filed with at the NOIP, a formality examination evaluating its validity is carried out in one month’s time.
Pre Registration : Usage prior to filing may be useful in cancellation / opposition proceedings. Vietnam follows a first – to – file principle.