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Overcoming Relative Ground Refusal Against International Registration Designating Cambodia

The Madrid system of international registration is governed by two treaties: (i) the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks, which dates from 1891, and (ii) the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement, which was adopted in 1989, entered into force on 01 December 1995, and came into operation on 01 April 1996. Cambodia is party only to the Protocol, not to the Agreement. The Madrid Protocol became effective in Cambodia on 05 June 2015. ...

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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 arises 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. ...

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Copyright – a powerful and effective tool to repress trademark and industrial design infringements in Vietnam

Intellectual property of reputable and well-known businesses is perpetually the target of imitation, copying and counterfeiting. The greater the businesses’ prestige and goodwill, the more vulnerable it is to illegal business people. As soon as the designs and logos for a reputable and well-known business's product line are introduced to the market, products with similar or even identical designs, patterns, and logos appear immediately. Hereunder are some examples....

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Proper brand protection strategy: urgent requirement for enterprises

A proper brand protection strategy is a compulsory requirement for Vietnamese companies to survive and develop their products in the context of domestic brand names being registered by overseas competitors. Nguyen Vu Quan, trademark and copyright manager at KENFOX IP & Law Office, writes about the needs for domestic firms to register their brand names internationally....

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