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New significant changes on patent and trademark in Vietnam from 2018

To catch up with the trend of economic integration and bring Vietnam legal system of Intellectual Property (IP) closer to International regulations and practices, Ministry of Science & Technology issued the Circular No. 16/2016/TT-BKHCN amending and supplementing Circular No. 01/2007/TT-BKHCN.

Establishment of new mechanism to enhance the trademark protection in Vietnam

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.

Notice of Relocation

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.

Protecting SYM trademark in Vietnam

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.

New changes of the official Government’s fees for patent, design and trademark in Vietnam

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.

Top 100 global Brands of 2016

According to a new report from brand consultancy Interbrand, total value of Top 100 global Brands of 2016 is 1,796,387 $m compared with 1,714,631 $m (+4.77%) in 2015. Apple, Google and Coca-Cola topped the list of the world’s 100 most valuable brands in 2016, while technology and automotive brands dominated the overall rankings

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