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Patent and Petty Patent in Laos

Download Copyright © 2023 KENFOX All other rights are reserved. This document and its contents are made available on an "as is" basis, and all implied warranties are disclaimed. The contents of this document do not constitute, and should not be relied on as, legal advice. You should approach a legal professional if you require legal advice. Legal grounds: i. Lao IP Law No. 38/NA of 2017, which replaced the Law on Intellectual Property of 2011; ii. Decision No. 1714/MOST of 2020 on Patents and Petty Patents. International IP Agreements to which Laos is a Contracting Party Laos has been a Contracting Party to the Paris Convention...

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How to overcome Vietnam’s refusal of allegedly descriptive trademarks?

Download Numerous trademark applications in Vietnam are denied for the following reasons: The trademarks do not meet the protection requirement since they are regarded as descriptive of the goods/services in question. Trademarks that include only signs used in commerce to indicate the type, quality, quantity, intended use, value, place of origin, of the goods, or the time of manufacture, or signs that have become customary in Vietnam, are considered descriptive of certain properties or characteristics of the intended goods/services, and thus cannot perform the function of trademarks and are not protected. There are numerous trademarks that, at first look, appear to...

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How did “DING TEA” milk tea win the brand battle in Cambodia?

Download 1. Cambodia is an emerging market that attracts substantial foreign investment in Southeast Asia. Every year, tens of thousands of trademark applications are filed directly in Cambodia or through the Madrid system, and millions of registered trademarks have been published in the national register. Therefore, securing a trademark registration in Cambodia is not a simple course of action, because it is very easy for a mark to be deemed confusingly similar to an earlier mark, not to mention the fact that many trademark applications may be rigidly refused by the examiner. Then, without the support of IP attorneys with extensive...

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Building up your brand in 20 years in Vietnam, but losing it in a few days. WHY?

Download In June 2022, Hoa Sen Co., Ltd., (HOA SEN) the owner of the "ZACOPE" trademark for pure drinking water products, complained to KENFOX IP & Law Office, "I don't understand why the company's sales in the first half of the year have dropped so drastically." HOA SEN did investigation and found that rivals utilized similar labels bearing the trademark "ZACOP." A check of the protection title, however, revealed that the registration of the trademark had expired. This occurs because the previous employee resigns and transfers the trademark to the new employee, who is unaware of the requirement to renew the...

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Three options to accelerate patent examination in Vietnam

The examination of a patent application's patentability in Vietnam is time-consuming. A typical examination would necessitate access to databases of prior art for novelty and inventiveness comparisons against what has already been disclosed or practiced. Despite recent advancements in conducting substantive examination for patent applications, the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (VNIPO) tends to grant patents based on the grant of the corresponding patent from countries with more developed IP systems or examination results of the corresponding patent application from more established Patent Offices such as those of the United States, Japan, South Korea, and the European Patent Office....

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Vietnam’s 2022 amended IP Law: What do new trademark provisions mean for your brand protection strategy?

Intellectual property is regarded as a company's most important and valuable asset. In particular, it cannot be denied that a trademark is the industrial property object with the highest commercial exploitation value. Numerous amendments and additions have been made to Vietnam's 2022 Intellectual Property Law in order to improve the effectiveness of the intellectual property protection mechanism and fulfill Vietnam's legal obligations under International intellectual property agreements to which Vietnam is a signatory, including CPTPP, EVFTA, and RCEP...

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Vì sao nhãn hiệu của tôi không còn hiệu lực tại Việt Nam? Thực trạng và khuyến nghị

Nhãn hiệu là một tài sản thiết yếu của doanh nghiệp vì nó mang lại giá trị và đóng vai trò là một dấu hiệu nhận biết độc đáo đối với chủ sở hữu thương hiệu. Nhãn hiệu là công cụ giao tiếp hiệu quả để truyền tải các thông điệp cũng như các thuộc tính trí tuệ và cảm xúc về bạn, công ty, và danh tiếng, sản phẩm và dịch vụ của công ty; nhãn hiệu giúp khách hàng dễ dàng tìm thấy bạn, cho phép bạn sử dụng Internet và các phương tiện truyền thông xã...

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Luật SHTT năm 2022 của Việt Nam: Những quy định mới về nhãn hiệu có ý nghĩa như thế nào tới chiến lược bảo vệ thương hiệu của bạn?

Quy định mới về nhãn hiệu và chiến lược bảo vệ thương hiệu của bạn-KENFOX

Nhiều quy định mới về nhãn hiệu đã được sửa đổi, bổ sung vào Luật Sở hữu trí tuệ (SHTT) năm 2022 của Việt Nam để nâng cao hiệu quả của cơ chế bảo hộ tài sản trí tuệ và thực hiện nghĩa vụ của Việt Nam theo các điều ước quốc tế về sở hữu trí tuệ mà Việt Nam là thành viên như CPTPP, EVFTA, RCEP… Các sửa đổi, bổ sung này được ví như một cuộc đại tu toàn diện đối với pháp luật SHTT của Việt Nam, giúp khắc phục các lỗ hổng pháp lý tồn...

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To Copyright or to Patent a computer program in Vietnam – 04 important considerations

Computer programs are increasingly utilized and play a crucial role in numerous fields in order to effectively serve and fulfill a variety of needs and objectives. Like other intellectual property (IP)assets, computer program rights holders seek to optimize all protection measures for the computer programs they develop to ensure exclusivity, effective enforcement against piracy and IPR infringement, and commercialization of intellectual property assets....

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Filing an opposition or a third party observation in Vietnam: Which option is better?

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Download If you believe that a trademark application in Vietnam is likely to conflict with or adversely affect your prior rights, or that it does not meet the criteria for protection, you may submit your opinions on the grant of an exclusive right to such a trademark application to the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam (IP VIETNAM) after it has been published in the industrial property gazette of Vietnam. The Vietnam IP Law 2022 gives third parties two options for voicing their opinions on pending trademark applications in Vietnam: (i) third party observation and/or (ii) opposition.  1. What are a trademark...

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