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.
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.
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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