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.
Vietnamese jurisdiction does not require a well-known trademark to be registered under regular trademark registration procedure. The right over a well-known trademark in Vietnam automatically established through the use thereof in commerce without any registration.
From June 1st, 2016, to obtain the protection for an Intellectual Property right in Myanmar , the Declaration of Ownership is additionally required to be certified by a notary public. Anyone who are proceeding with the execution for IPR in Myanmar, please take note for a sufficient materials preparation.