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Trademark registration

A sign of business (or individual) which is used to distinguish its goods or services from goods or services of the same type (other)... 

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Registration of industrial designs

An industrial design is an appearance of a product which is expressed in lines, shapes, colors or combinations of these elements...

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Patent registration

Patent/utility solution is a product, a technological process created by human in order to solve a problem determined by the application of natural law...

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1. Trademark registration.

Object:

Sign used as a trademark can be words, images or words associated with images which are represented by one or more colors... More info

Why should we register?

Trademark registration is a basis for using exclusively or forbidding from using duplicated or similar one... More info

Cis service provides:

Advising on all legal issues related to the protection of the monopoly brand; advise to complete the dossier to be granted the degree with the highest capacity... More info

Profile should be provided:

A brand sample and a list of products/services claiming protection, information about trademark owner... More info

Time

12 months... More info

Diploma effect:

10 years (may be renewed several times, +10 years each)... More info

1.1 Objects.

“Brand” means a logo, name, brand, etc … affixed to goods, signboards, packages, websites, transaction paper Brand” means a logo, name, brand, etc., affixed to goods, signboards, packages, websites, and transaction paper in business activities used to distinguish goods and / or services of organizations and individuals, different manners.

 Conditions of protection 

Trademarks are protected if they meet the following conditions:

  • A visible sign in the form of a letter, word, picture, picture, including hologram or combination these elements represented by one or more colors.
  • Ability to distinguish the goods or services of the trademark owner from the goods and services of other subjects.

Specifically:: The trademark should meet all 19 conditions of protection of the law (six conditions for being considered as a trademark and 13 conditions of distinction ability) to be granted the title of protection.

 Signs are not protected as a trademark 

  • Signs which are identical with or confusingly similar to national flags and national emblems of countries.
  • Signs which are identical with or confusingly similar to symbols, flags, insignia, initials and full names of state agencies, political organizations, socio-political organizations, political organizations professional organizations, social organizations, socio-professional organizations of Vietnam and international organizations, if not permitted by such agencies or organizations.
  • Signs which are identical or confusingly similar to names, nicknames, pseudonyms, images of leaders, national heroes, Vietnamese and foreign nationals.
  • Signs which are identical with or confusingly similar to the certification marks, check marks and warranty marks of international organizations which such organizations request are not allowed to use, except for cases where such organizations register their The mark is a certification mark.
  • Signs that mislead confuse or deceive consumers about the origin, features, utility, quality, value or other characteristics of the goods or services.

1.2 Why you need to register your business trademark?

Rights are established on the basis of protection titles: Trademark owners can only be protected by the law when the trademarks are granted the protection titles (certificates of registration of marks), which are granted through the registration procedures.

Prestige: In the marketing tool, the trademark is a sign that helps identify and affirm the commercial credibility of the business in production and business. Trademark confirms a product / service of clear origin and quality guaranteed.

Brand Identity: Trademark is the "core" element in the brand identity of the business.

Monopoly: Registered trademarks will be only exclusively used by the owner. Any person using a duplicate or similar mark that is misleading to a registered trademark in the same product or service will be considered a violation of law.

Strongly protected by law: With the registration of the Trademark, the trademark owner will be protected by many State authorities such as the People's Court, The Police, the Customs, The Inspectorate specialized in Science and Technology, The Market Management Force ...

1.3 Trademark registration service at CIS

  • Consult the information related to the trademark;
  • Consult the registration capability and use trademark;
  • Consult to complete the dossier and proceed registration procedures for trademark protection;
  • Proceed the procedures for protesting, appealing and invalidating the certificate of registration of trademark;
  • Extend the validity of the certificate of registration of trademark;
  • Record these changes related to the certificate of registration of trademark;
  • Consult for registration of transfer of intellectual property rights to trademarks;
  • Manage the registration dossiers untill the final results are available, actively update the dossier processing status and promptly responding to the registration agency's opinion.

1.4 Dossier for trademark registration

  • A copy of Business Registration Certificate (if Trademark Registration for Company) or ID card (if Trademark registration for individual).
  • Trademark pattern need to register (or file clarity, color)
  • Name of goods / services: CIS Law Firm will perform grouping (if not grouped), can expand the goods / services as needed.

1.5 Time

Trademark registration dossiers shall be handled according to detailed procedures as follows:

  • Submit;
  • Formal examination: within 01 month from the filling trademark application.
  • Application publication: The trademark appication shall be published within two months from the date application is accepted as a valid application.
  • Examination as to substance: 09 months from the date of publication of the valid application.
  • Issuance of registration certificate of the registered mark.

1.6 Performance effect with protect

  • Protection titles are valid throughout the territory of Vietnam
  • Trademark registration is valid from the issuing date for about 10 years from the daily order, can be discounted several consecutive times, each 10 years.

2. Registering an industrial design

Subjects

An industrial design means a specific appearance of a product embodied by three-dimensional configurations... More info

Why register an Industrial Design

To exclusively use and prohibit others from using industrial designs registered ... More info

Registration services of industrial designs at CIS

Conducting a preliminary search related to industrial designs... More info

Required documents

Information of authors, right holders of the industrial designs... More info

Time frame

10 months... More info

Validity of protection titles

Protection titles shall be valid throughout the Vietnamese territory... More info

2.1 Subjects

An industrial design means a specific appearance of a product embodied by three-dimensional configurations, lines, colors, or a combination of these elements.

A product which means object, tool, equipment, product, device or a part to be assembled or component of that product is manufactured by an industrial or manual method, has detailed features and functions and is independently circulated.

Common industrial designs:

Chai

Bao gói

Quần áo, giày dép, mũ nón

 Điều kiện bảo hộ 

Kiểu dáng công nghiệp chỉ được bảo hộ nếu đáp ứng đầy đủ các điều kiện sau đây:

  • Có tính mới trên phạm vi thế giới, nghĩa là chưa từng được bộc lộ công khai ở bất kỳ nơi nào trên thế giới, dưới hình thức công bố hoặc sử dụng.
  • Có tính sáng tạo, nghĩa là kiểu dáng công nghiệp đó không thể được tạo ra một cách dễ dàng đối với người có hiểu biết trung bình về lĩnh vực tương ứng.
  • Có khả năng áp dụng công nghiệp, nghĩa là có khả năng dùng làm mẫu để chế tạo lặp đi lặp lại hàng loạt sản phẩm có kiểu dáng giống hệt bằng phương pháp công nghiệp hoặc thủ công nghiệp.

 Các đối tượng không được bảo hộ với danh nghĩa kiểu dáng công nghiệp 

  • Hình dáng bên ngoài của sản phẩm được tạo ra một cách dễ dàng đối với người có trình độ trung bình thuộc lĩnh vực tương ứng;
  • Hình dáng bên ngoài do đặc tính kỹ thuật của sản phẩm bắt buộc phải có hoặc chỉ mang đặc tính kỹ thuật;
  • Hình dáng bên ngoài của sản phẩm không nhìn thấy được trong quá trình sử dụng;
  • Hình dáng bên ngoài chỉ có giá trị thẩm mỹ (không dùng làm mẫu để chế tạo sản phẩm công nghiệp hoặc thủ công nghiệp);
  • Hình dáng bên ngoài của công trình xây dựng dân dụng hoặc công nghiệp;
  • Các đối tượng trái với lợi ích xã hội, trật tự công cộng, nguyên tắc nhân đạo.

2.2 Tại sao cần đăng ký

  • Để độc quyền sử dụng và ngăn cấm người khác sử dụng Kiểu dáng công nghiệp đã đăng ký bảo hộ;
  • Cơ sở hợp pháp duy nhất xác nhận quyền sở hữu kiểu dáng công nghiệp tại Việt Nam là Văn bằng độc quyền Kiểu dáng công nghiệp (được cấp theo thủ tục Đăng ký kiểu dáng công nghiệp)
  • Là cơ sở để xây dựng hệ thống nhận diện thương hiệu của doanh nghiệp.
  • Là cơ sở xác nhận “tính mới” để phòng tránh bị chiếm đoạt quyền đăng ký Kiểu dáng công nghiệp ở Việt Nam và các quốc gia khác (đặc biệt là: Trung Quốc, Nhật Bản, Mỹ, Châu Âu…)

2.3 Dịch vụ đăng ký kiểu dáng công nghiệp tại CIS

  • Tra cứu các thông tin liên quan đến Kiểu dáng công nghiệp;
  • Tư vấn về khả năng bảo hộ Kiểu dáng công nghiệp;
  • Đăng ký Kiểu dáng công nghiệp;
  • Tiến hành các thủ tục phản đối, khiếu nại và hủy bỏ hiệu lực của bằng độc quyền Kiểu dáng công nghiệp;
  • Gia hạn hiệu lực bằng độc quyền Kiểu dáng công nghiệp;
  • Tiến hành các thủ tục ghi nhận những thay đổi liên quan đến Kiểu dáng công nghiệp;
  • Quản lý hồ sơ đăng ký đến khi có kết quả cuối cùng, chủ động cập nhật tình trạng xử lý hồ sơ và kịp thời phúc đáp ý kiến của Cơ quan đăng ký.

2.4 Hồ sơ đăng ký kiểu dáng công nghiệp

  • Thông tin đầy đủ về tác giả và chủ sở hữu KDCN (CMND, GĐKKD)
  • Bộ Ảnh chụp, Bản vẽ KDCN.
  • Tài liệu chứng minh quyền ưu tiên, nếu có yêu cầu hưởng quyền ưu tiên, ví dụ: Bản sao đơn hoặc các đơn đầu tiên có xác nhận của cơ quan đã nhận đơn đầu tiên

2.5 Thời gian

Hồ sơ đăng ký kiểu dáng công nghiệp được xử lý theo quy trình chi tiết như sau:

  • Nộp hồ sơ;
  • Thẩm định hình thức: trong thời hạn 01 tháng, kể từ ngày nộp đơn.
  • Công bố đơn: Đơn đăng ký Kiểu dáng công nghiệp được công bố trong thời hạn 02 tháng kể từ ngày đơn được chấp nhận là đơn hợp lệ.
  • Thẩm định nội dung: không quá 07 tháng, kể từ ngày công bố đơn.
  • Cấp Văn bằng bảo hộ.

2.6 Hiệu lực văn bằng bảo hộ

  • Văn bằng bảo hộ có hiệu lực trên toàn lãnh thổ Việt Nam
  • Bằng độc quyền kiểu dáng công nghiệp có hiệu lực từ ngày cấp và kéo dài đến hết 05 năm kể từ ngày nộp đơn, có thể gia hạn hai lần liên tiếp, mỗi lần 05 năm

3. Patent registration.

Subjects

An invention / utility solution is a technical solution… More info

Why register a patent?

The only legal basis for claiming the ownership of a technical solution... More info

Register services of an invention at CIS

Conducting a preliminary search related to inventions... More info

Profile should be provided:

Information of authors, right holders of the inventions ... More info

Time frame

2 – 3 years... More info

Validity of protection titles

Invention patents: 20 years; Utility solution patents: 10 years... More info

3.1 Subjects

An invention / utility solution is a technical solution in the form of a "product" or a "process", which can be expressed in the following 05 forms:

Structure:: is a collection of parts with the same or different functions, linked together to perform a certain function, for example: tools, machines, equipment, machine parts, detail assemblies machines, other products, etc...

Substance: is a collection of interrelated elements, characterized by the presence, proportion and state of elements forming and having certain functions. Substance may be a chemical compound, a mixture of substances, for example: materials, materials, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals;

Method: is a procedure for performing stages or series of stages that occur at the same time or consecutively over time, under defined technical conditions using the specified means, for example: production process, processing, mining, measurement, exploration, etc...

Biological material: :is a material that contains genetic information, capable of self-replicating or being reproduced in biological systems, such as cells, genes, transgenic plants;

Using a known device (or a substance, a method, a biological material) according to the new function is to use them with a function different from the known function, for example: using cheese as a cure for toothache

 Subject matters not protected as inventions 
  • Scientific intentions, principles and inventions
  • Methods and systems of economic organization and management
  • Methods and systems of education, teaching and training;
  • Training method for pets;
  • Language system, information system, classification, document arrangement;
  • Design and planning scheme of construction works, planning projects and territorial zoning;
  • The solution only refers to the external appearance of the product, only aesthetic and not technical;
  • Conventional symbols, timetables, rules and regulations, and symbolic signs:
  • Computer software, electronic circuit layout design, mathematical models, lookup graphs and the like;
  • Plant varieties, animal breeds;
  • Methods of disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment for humans and animals;
  • Processes of a biological nature (except microbiological processes) for the production of plants and animals;
  • Subjects contrary to social interests, public order, humanitarian principles;

 Protection conditions 

An invention shall be protected by mode of grant of invention patent when it satisfies the following conditions:

  1. Being novel;
  2. Involving an inventive step;
  3. Being susceptible of industrial application

Unless it is a common knowledge, an invention shall be protected by mode of grant of utility solution patent when it satisfies the following conditions:

  1. Being novel;
  2. Being susceptible of industrial application

3.2 Why register a patent

The only legal basis for claiming the ownership of a technical solution (Invention / Utility Solutions) in Vietnam is the patent for the invention (granted under the Invention/Utility Solutions registration procedure).

Being a basis for technology transfer and increase the value of technology transferred.

Being a basis for proving the priority when registering the invention in countries that are members of the Paris Convention and participating in the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Being a basis for confirming "novelty" to prevent the appropriation of patent registration rights in Vietnam and other countries (such as China, Japan, USA, Europe ...)

3.3 Register services of an invention at CIS

  • Conducting a preliminary search related to inventions;
  • Advice on the ability to protect inventions;
  • Filing invention applications;
  • Carrying out procedures for opposition, complaint and invalidation of exclusive rights to inventions;
  • Extension of validity of inventions;
  • Amendment of invention information;
  • Follow applications of inventions until the final results, proactively update the status of application processing and promptly respond to the opinions of the NOIP;

3.4 Required documents

  • Information of authors, right holders of the inventions (ID card, Certificate of business);
  • The description of the invention is so informative that it is possible for any person with average knowledge of the relevant technical field to implement the solution.
  • Drawings, illustrations;
  • Documents proving the priority right, if there is a claim for priority, for example: Copy of the application or the first applications certified by the state agency that received the first application.

3.5 Time frame

Invention/Utility Solutions applications are processed according to the following detailed process:

  • Filing the application;
  • Formal examination: 01 month from the filing date;
  • Publication: An invention registration application shall be published in the 19th month as from the filing date or the priority date, as applicable, or at an earlier time at the request of the applicant;
  • Within 42 months after the filing date or the priority date, as applicable, an applicant or any third party may request the concerned state management agency in charge of industrial property rights to substantively examine the application;
  • Substantive examination: Not later than 18 months from the date of its publication if a request for substantive examination is filed before the date of application publication, or from the date of receipt of a request for substantive examination if such request is filed after the date of application publication.
  • Granting of protection titles.

3.6 Validity of protection titles

  • Protection titles are valid throughout the territory of Vietnam.
  • Invention patents shall each have a validity starting from the grant date and expiring at the end of 20 years after the filing date;
  • Utility solution patents shall have a validity starting from the grant date and expiring at the end of 10 years after the filing date.

Besides, in order to maintain the validity of an invention patent or a utility solution patent, its owner shall have to pay validity maintenance fee.