News

Adopting the Vietnamese Version of the Nice Classification 11-2021

The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP Viet Nam) announces the adoption of the Vietnamese version of the Nice Classification 11-2021 Edition (NCL 11-2021) from January 1, 2021. The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP Viet Nam) announces the adoption of the Vietnamese version of the Nice Classification 11-2021...

14.12.2020

IP HELP DESK – The Consulting Department for industrial property registration by Vietnam IPO

Starting from December 1, 2020, the Consulting Department – guiding the registration procedures of Industrial Property (referred to as IP Help Desk) of the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam officially came into operation. In the current socio-economic development context, intellectual property rights occupy an increasingly important position....

08.12.2020

Filing a trademark application in the name of individual or company name?

Should I file my trademark application under the company name or my own name? Which option would I benefit the most from? These are popular questions many businessmen often ask when they start up their business and invest lots of money and efforts in building the brand name for...

08.12.2020

How Copyright, Trademark and Patent differentiates

We encounter the terms copyright, trademarks, and patents everywhere in our daily life. For example, we see the words “© Copyrights” under each website when surfing the Internet, or hear the news that “Scientists have come up with inventions…”, or come across trademarks with the ® sign on the...

01.12.2020

Textile and garment business: Loops in Intellectual Property rights protection

Vietnamese textile and garment companies have not aware of the importance of intellectual property (“IP”)  as a tool in enhancing its competitiveness in the market. Besides, most of Vietnamese fashion and textile companies outsource for foreign brands, therefore, IP issues are paid scant attention. In addition, State agencies are...

01.12.2020

How to use registered symbol ® in Vietnam 2020

In practice of commerce, many companies and individuals use the registered symbol ® on their products. So what the registered symbol means or just for the purpose of decorating and implying the products’ prestige? And whether it is illegal to add the registered symbol to a trademark embedded on...

19.11.2020

IP rights protection in the fashion industry

In recent years, intellectual property – IP rights have played a pivotal role in the growth of the highly competitive global fashion industry. Amid breakneck advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs), supply-chain logistics, social media and an evolving buyer culture, IP rights and their protection are likely to...

13.11.2020

Updated information regarding PPH Program between IP Vietnam and JPO

Updated information regarding PPH Program between Vietnam Intellectual Property Office (IP Vietnam) and Japan Patent Office (JPO) Until October 16, 2020, the IP Vietnam was received total of 104 requests for examination acceleration for patent application (Patent Prosecution Highway – PPH program) for the period from October 01, 2020...

01.11.2020

Vietnam IP Annual Report 2019

As a breakthrough year for the successful implementation of the socio-economic development plan in 2016-2020, the Intellectual Propery Office of Viet Nam (IP Viet Nam) achieved various meaningful results to contribute to the scientific, technological and socio-economic development of the country in 2019. As a breakthrough year for the...

15.10.2020

Exporting the Beauty of Saigon – Vietnam Case Study

Background Saigon Cosmetics Corporation (SCC) is a Vietnamese company based in Ho Chi Minh City, specializing in fragrance, cosmetics and toiletries production and distribution. Since 2000, the former state-owned enterprise has been a share-holding company. IP Management Product recognition and a wide base of loyal customers are essential success...

15.10.2020

The intellectual property scientist and industrial property assessor

Many businesses today are not aware of the role of trademark protection and this can have very serious and costly consequences in the future. Why must trademark protection? Trademark protection aims for the following purposes: – Protecting the investment results and reputation of the business for its products /...

18.06.2020

The intellectual property scientist and industrial property assessor

Many businesses today are not aware of the role of trademark protection and this can have very serious and costly consequences in the future. Why must trademark protection? Trademark protection aims for the following purposes: – Protecting the investment results and reputation of the business for its products /...

18.06.2020