Support/assistance by IP Vietnam for Domestic PCT Applicants, an useful tool to raise PCT applications of Vietnam origin

In the framework of the Intellectual Property Development Program for the period of 2016-2020, the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (“IP Vietnam”) in its Official Letter No. 5360/SHTT-NDHT dated 15 April 2020, announces the assistance for Vietnamese individuals in filing international (PCT) patent applications...

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Border control measures against IPR infringement in Vietnam, what’s new under Circular No.13/2020/TT-BTC (2020)?

Customs have a very significant role to play in enforcing intellectual property rights at the border. Once the goods are sold abroad, they must go through the customs to leave one country for another. Thus, border controal measures serve as a useful tool in tackling the trade of counterfeit or infringing products in the world, including Vietnam....

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Case study 28: Overcoming trademark refusal in Vietnam arising from multiple grounds of rejection, difficult but not impossible.

It is no doubt very difficult to overcome a refusal against a trademark which arise from conflicts with earlier mark(s), especially when more than one grounds of rejection are raised. How to overcome multiple grounds of rejection against an applied-for trademark requires in-depth knowledge, expertise and experience from IP practitioners.  Our firm, KENFOX IP & LAW OFFICE has succeeded in a trademark case which confronted two times of refusal based on two grounds of subjection (i.e. absolute and relative ground) from the Intellectual Property of Vietnam (“IP Vietnam”), under which our client’s applied-for trademark has been accepted for registration in...

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Notification on the implementation of legislative provisions concerning time limits for applicants affected by Covid-19 and transactions between applicants and the Viet Nam Intellectual Property Office

IP Viet Nam released Notification No. 5277/TB-SHTT of 31 March 2020 concerning the implementation of legal requirements concerning the time limits for applicants affected by Covid-19 and transactions between applicants and the Viet Nam Intellectual Property Office....

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