A well-known trademark in Vietnam would be protected, irrespective of whether they are registered or not. However the owners have to prove the well-known characters and their trademarks satisfy the conditions for being considered well-known.
In fact, the conflict often occurs mainly between owners of trademark in Vietnam and the subject who register domain name for registration, possess and dispose of domain names.
This year, we named as a finalist for The 2015 Asia IP Awards, the annual awards from Asia IP, the only intellectual property magazine focusing on Asia and the Pacific.
Although Vietnam has not yet been official member of Nice Agreement, the Nice Classification – 10th Edition is being adopted for classification for filing trademark application in Vietnam as well as calculating the Official fees and scope of trademark protection.
As a new development, from September 1, 2015, Vietnam National Office of Industrial Property (NOIP) officially recognizes The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)
On April 15, 2015, the Decree No. 21/2015/ND-CP of the Government (the Decree 21) on the royalty and remuneration for the cinematographic, artistic, photographic, stage works and the other performance arts in the field of copyright in Vietnam came into force.
Due to many barriers, not until 2015 that Cambodia could grant the first Patent in Cambodia, which marks a new development of this country’s IP system.
Delegation of Ageless IP Attorneys & Consultants-headed paid a visit to the Department of Industrial property within Cambodia Ministry of Industry and Handicraft.