How to conduct a Trademark search in Vietnam

1. The purpose of trademark search in Vietnam

 

The number of the filed trademark in Vietnam is increasing day by day. Turning your logo or brand name into a registered trademark involves some effort. In practice, it takes approximately 18-24 months from the date of filing to obtain a Certificate of Trademark Registration in case of neither objection nor opposition. After the above examination period, there are many trademarks be rejected for protection trademark in Vietnam due to the reason of having no inherent distinctiveness or identical with or confusingly similar to prior trademark while Vietnam adopts the First-to-file principle.

 

In order to save time and cost as well as reduce possible risk in case the trademark is unregistrable, it is recommended to conduct a trademark search in Vietnam before filing to estimate the availability registration of the trademark in Vietnam.

 

In practice, there are many purposes of trademark search in Vietnam, such as:

 

– To estimate the registrability of a trademark in Vietnam. This type of search is often conducted before filing a trademark in Vietnam;
– To check the status of a trademark in Vietnam. This type of search is to find out the status as well as all particular data of the searched trademark;
– To determine whether or not your trademark infringes upon any registered trademarks in Vietnam…

 

2. Types of trademark searches in Vietnam

 

Ageless provides the professional services of trademark search in Vietnam with competitive cost, analysis, and strategy for overcoming the objection. Some of our typical types of trademark search in Vietnam as below:

 

2.1. Preliminary trademark search in Vietnam

 

– Ageless’s preliminary trademark search in Vietnam based on trademark published databases at the website of the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP).

– Ageless’s preliminary trademark search report will provide you with:

• The information of the identical prior trademarks in Vietnam (if any);
• Opinion on absolute grounds – inherence distinctiveness of trademark search in Vietnam.

– Time estimate: The trademark search report will be available within 1- 2 working days
– The cost: Free of charge

 

2.2. Full similarity trademark search in Vietnam

 

– Ageless’s full similarity trademark search in Vietnam based on others latest trademark databases.

– Ageless’s full similarity trademark search report will provide you with:

• Opinion on the absolute grounds – inherence distinctiveness of trademark search in Vietnam as well as the relative grounds – trademark availability;

• The information of the prior identical and similar trademarks in Vietnam and our opinion on the similarity of the searching trademark and the prior marks;

• Advice on solutions to overcome prior trademarks (if any) based on laws and practice of trademark in Vietnam;

• Estimate on the chance of success in the registration of trademark search in Vietnam and the possibility of trademark infringement when the searching mark is used in Vietnam.

– Time estimate: The trademark search report will be available within 3-5 working days.

– The cost for conducting a full similarity trademark search in Vietnam will depend on:

• The number of trademarks
• The number of classes of trademark search in Vietnam
• The plain word trademark or the device/composite trademark

 

2.3. Checking status of the trademark in Vietnam

 

– Ageless’s status of trademark search report will provide you with: all particular data and status of the searching trademark, including information on assignment, amendment, renewal (if any).

– Time estimate: The trademark search report will be available within 2-3 working days.

– The cost for checking the status of a trademark will depend on the number of trademark search in Vietnam.

 

2.4. Proprietor name search

 

– Ageless’s proprietor name search report will provide you with: all particular data and status of all pending and registered trademarks in the name of the given proprietor, including information on assignment, amendment, renewal (if any).
– Time estimate: The trademark search report will be available within 3 -5 working days.
– The cost for checking the status of the trademark will depend on the number of proprietor name search and number of found trademark(s).

 

3. Required information for trademark search in Vietnam

 

For enabling us to conduct the search and provide more exact comments and analysis in our search report, kindly provide us with:

 

2.1. The purpose of trademark search in Vietnam
2.2. The sample of the searching mark in Vietnam;
2.3. The specific items of goods/services and their classification;
2.4. The name of the client (search requester), who may have already owned earlier identical/ similar trademark application or registration, if possible.
2.5. The Latin transliteration & the meaning of the non-Latin characters (such as: Chinese, Korea, Thailand characters ….)
2.6. The number of the trademark application, in case checking the status of trademark in Vietnam.

 

Please be assured that all your provided information will be kept confidential, privileged and only for comments in the Search Report.

 

Should you need more information or further advice on trademark search in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at trademark@ageless.com.vn

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