Thus, a certificate of trademark registration is valid from the date of grant to the end of 10 years from the date of filing. Therefore, to keep up with the benefit that a trademark protection title brings, the owner shall renew the validity of trademark protection on time. In this article, LSX will give a brief on the dossier for renewing trademark protection under Vietnamese Law.
- 2005 Intellectual Property Law
Definition of trademarks
Accordingly, trademarks are signs to distinguish goods, services of different organizations, individuals. In fact, signs used as trademarks must be visible signs; in the form of letters, words, images, drawings, or a combination of such elements represented by one or more colors.
Conditions for renewing trademark protection
In order to renew the trademark protection title; individuals and organizations must submit a valid dossier to the National Office of Intellectual Property; within 6 months before the expiration of the title. Moreover, upon the expiry of the above time limit; individuals/organizations must pay an additional 10% of the diploma renewal fee for each month of late payment; but not more than 6 months from the date the diploma expires.
Dossier for renewing trademark protection
Hence the regulation of IP law, a dossier for renewing trademark protection will contain the following documents:
- Declaration requesting extension of validity of protection title
- Original Certificate of Trademark Registration (in case the renewal is required to be recorded in the Certificate of Trademark Registration)
- Proof of payment of fees
The protection of trademarks will last for 10 years and can be renewable.
The time for substantive examination is 8 months from the date of publication of the application.
Yes, they can. In case, foreign individuals do not permanently reside in Vietnam, foreign organizations and individuals do not have production and business establishments in Vietnam, must submit registration dossiers through their legal representatives is an industrial property representative organization) in Vietnam.