The Intellectual Property Magazine ASIA (ASIA IP) has just announced the short-listed IP firms for the 2017 Asia IP Awards. Thanks to the continuous efforts, Ageless IP Attorneys & Consultants has once again been selected to be in TOP 5 nominees for “Trademark firm of the Year” award which is only for the Top 5 prominent Trademark firms.
Since the 2000s, the counterfeiting and low-quality goods are present in many segments of the market in every corner of Vietnam, from the grocery stores in traditional markets in remote areas to the urbans, even find their ways to luxury shopping centers in such metropolitans as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, etc., which “challenge” the knowledge of consumers and trademark protection in Vietnam.
Please be informed that as from 16 July 2017, the area telephone codes for Hanoi, Vietnam will officially change by adding an extra number “2” in front of the current code.
From 11th July 2016, our Hanoi head Office will be moved to a more convenient and modern premises: 11th Floor, Tower C, Ho Guom Plaza, 102 Tran Phu Road, Mo Lao Ward, Ha Dong District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Our phone/fax numbers and e-mail addresses will remain.
Through scanning the Industrial Property Gazette periodically, Ageless found that an entity has filed an application of trademark in Vietnam which is similar to the registered trademark “SYM” of Sanyang Industry Co., Ltd regarding the presentation and designated goods. Ageless instantaneously notify Sanyang file opposition to NOIP to invalidate this application at the early stage.
The official Government’s fees for patent, design and trademark in Vietnam increased as from January 01, 2017 in accordance with the new Circular No.263/2016/TT- BTC of the Ministry of Finance. The new Circular stipulates the rates, collection, remittance, management and use of industrial property fees and charges, and replaced the former Circular No. 22/2009/TT-BTC issued on February 04, 2009.
Domain name dispute in Vietnam can be resolved through administrative proceedings. This measure is generally thought to be the fastest and most cost-effective way for resolving domain name disputes. The responsibility for handling domain name dispute in Vietnam belongs to both Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC) and the Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST)
In recent years, along with the increase of number of applications and registrations of Intellectual property rights (IPRs), Vietnam is also facing with numerous IP infringements, especially trademark infringement. It causes annoyance, not only to trademark holders, but also for consumers and society. The following case of trademark “SANTAK” will ring a bell to trademark infringer in Vietnam.