Trademark Registration in Vietnam

Overview of Trademark and Trademark Registration in Vietnam

In general, a trademark is defined as anything that distinctly separates a person, a firm or legal entity. It is considered intellectual property (IP), and therefore the Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) is the primary authority body approving trademark applications.

In a developing country like Vietnam, piracy is still prevalent. With that being said, even renowned international brands may suffer from trademark infringement. Registering your trademark in Vietnam early will help to protect your rights. Once done, you can take legal actions and file lawsuits against unauthorised use of your trademark.

Since it takes several months, or even more than one year, to obtain a trademark certificate, you are highly advised to register your trademark as soon as possible, especially when the rule “first-come-first-served” applies.

Trademark Registration with Cekindo

Intellectual Property Right Consultant

It is mandatory for foreign applicants for trademark registrations to file for the processing of their application via a local IP consultant with a signed Power of Attorney and Declaration of Entitlement such as Cekindo.

Trademark Market Research

Cekindo will make sure that the trademark you intend to register has not been registered by a different entity. We will also confirm that your trademark is in compliance with the Trademark Act and values in Vietnam.

Certified Translation

As your trademark application must be submitted in Vietnamese language, Cekindo is able to provide translation services. All your requested documents will be translated accordingly, so that they are understood by native Vietnamese.

Trademark Application

Once all documents have been prepared and translated, your trademark registration application is ready to go. Cekindo will do all the required preparation and submit the application on your behalf.


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Selected Testimonials

  • Besides being understanding, patient and kind; Cekindo was extremely efficient and practical as well and guided me every step along the way. I would highly, highly recommend anyone who is either in urgent or not-so-urgent need of obtaining a visa for Vietnam to work with Cekindo. It has been a privilege doing business with them and I know who will be my agents in the future!

    Gauthier D'haenens
  • Cekindo helped us to cover important quarterly reporting when our Chief Accountant suddenly resigned. They did all the necessary paperwork. Fast and reliable.

    Jozef M.
    CEO of Finchef Co., Ltd.
  • Herewith we want to express our appreciation to PT. Cekindo Bisnis Grup and their team for all the support on medical devices services so far. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Cekindo for taking the time to listen to our needs. Whenever a need has arisen, we have always received their consistent, timely and quality support. We would not hesitate to recommend Cekindo team for any related activity or services.

    My Linh Hoangova
    Executive, ELC Group
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    After comparing several consultants, I found Cekindo is a international and professional organization with good understanding of local market. Cekindo helped our company to set up our first Indonesian entity, and also helps with day-to-day operation.  Cekindo showed high level of professionalism. Jump start the business in Indonesia, take care of routine process, therefore we can focus more on our core business.

    Max Yang
    President, Indonesian Region, China Fortune Land Development Co., Ltd.
  • Cekindo handled business visa for our new colleague promptly and made the start of our company in Vietnam easier and faster. I particularly enjoyed communication with the consultant, who advised the best solution for us and was all the time available to answer any questions. She made sure that all the documents were collected and prepared on time and we got great support during the whole process. Thank you Cekindo and I hope to cooperate again in the near future!

    Ivana Bartonkova
    Marketing and HR director of Port Cities Vietnam

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