Regulations on logo protection registration under Vietnamese Law

by QuynhHuong

Accordingly, a logo is a type of trademark, which is an outline design commonly appears on a company’s products or services. In fact, a logo can be a design of itself, with letters or words, or a simple design of stylized words or letters. In contrast, some brands consist of only letters or words that are not a logo. So, what are the regulations on logo protection registration under Vietnamese Law? Let’s find out with Lawyer X about this issue!

  • 2005 Intellectual Property Law

Conditions for logo protection registration

Hence the regulation of the IP law, the logos must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Firstly, a sign that is visible in the form of letters, words, drawings, images, including holograms, or a combination thereof, represented by one or more colors;
  • Secondly, it must having the ability to distinguish the goods and services of the trademark owner from those of other subjects
  • Thirdly, the logos must meet the distinctiveness of the mark under the provisions of the Intellectual Property Law.

Dossier for registration of logo protection

Hence the regulation of the IP Law, the dossier for the registration of logo protection will contain the following documents:

  • Author’s Registration Statement;
  • Two copies of the Logo Work;
  • Author or co-author’s commitment;
  • The decision to assign work;
  • Copy of ID card/CCCD/Passport of the author and owner;
  • Copy of the owner’s business registration certificate

Process of logo registration

Thus, the process and time to register an exclusive logo is as follows:

  • Drafting dossier and submitting Trademark Registration Application at Vietnam National Office of Intellectual Property: 2-3 days.
  • The process of assessing dossiers at the NOIP:
    • Formal appraisal: 01-02 months
    • Publish the application in the Industrial Property Official Gazette: 02 months
    • Appraisal of content: 09 months
    • Pay fees and grant protection titles: 3 months

Logo registration fee

Application fee (for each group of up to 6 products and services): VND 180,000. If the logo application contains more than 6 products/services in a group; must pay extra for each product/service from Saturday onwards VND 30,000.

Fee for claiming priority right for each application (in case required): VND 600,000.

Content appraisal fee (for each group of up to 6 products and services): VND 300,000. If the logo application contains more than 6 products/services in a group; must pay extra for each product/service from Saturday onwards: VND 60,000.

Information search fee (for each group of up to 6 products and services): VND 60,000. If the logo application contains more than 6 products/services in a group; must pay extra for each product/service from Saturday onwards: VND 24,000.

Application publication fee: VND 120,000. Registration fee Logo registration certificate: VND 120,000.

Fee for granting logo registration certificate: VND 120,000.

Fee for publication of logo registration certificate: VND 120,000.

Above are the regulations on logo protection registration under Vietnamese Law Thank you for paying attention to our article. In case you have any questions, please contact Lawyer X for quick and best legal services: +84846175333.

Where to apply for logo registration?

After performing the above 2 steps, you need to quickly submit an application for registration of an exclusive logo at the National Office of Intellectual Property to be given priority to do it soon.

What is the time limit to conduct formal examination of logo registration application?

Time to conduct the appraisal is about 1-2 months from the date of application submission. If the application is valid; No matter what, the NOIP will give notice to the owner.

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