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.
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
In the context of intense competition, an enterprise not only just focuses on business issues, but it should also concentrate on ensuring their trademark protection in Vietnam.“ACURA” is a luxury vehicle brand of HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. (Honda Motor). It was launched in USA and North America in 1986 as the first Japanese luxury brand. Over the years, “ACURA” has gained its popularity in automobile industry for luxury and high-performance products.
Please be informed that our offices will be closed from January 26, 2017 to February 01, 2017 for TET, Vietnamese Traditional Lunar New Year. We will resume working on Thursday, February 02, 2017. Your emails and faxes will be answered as soon as our office resume.
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.
As from August 23 2016, please note to use our new Power of Attorney (POA) and other forms in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia & Myanmar with our new business address:
“11th Floor, 102 Tran Phu Road, Mo Lao Ward, Ha Dong District, Hanoi, Vietnam”
Since June 5, 2015 Cambodia joined the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks. On September 28, 2015 a number of improvements to trademark application in Cambodia recently came into effect, making the system easier and faster for applicant.