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NOIP refused cancellation request agaisnt  trademark Registration no.147365

NOIP refused cancellation request agaisnt trademark Registration no.147365 "Fantiny, figure" for goods of Class 11

18/01/2019
A cancellation request is filed to NOIP agaisnt  trademark Registration no.147365 "Fantiny, figure" for goods of Class 11 "Sanitary apparatus (baths, showers, wash basins) made of mica and composite materials" on the ground  that it does not meet the protection criteria...  
Review of NOIP's settlement of appeal requests in 2017

Review of NOIP's settlement of appeal requests in 2017

05/01/2019
The Annual Report 2017 of NOIP, published in October 2018, showed that in this year 1.318 appeal requests against its decisions on refusal on granting IP protection titles were received,  of which only 730 ( 55% of the total) were considered valid and accepted for settlement by the NOIP...
IP Applications in Vietnam increased sharply in 2018.

IP Applications in Vietnam increased sharply in 2018.

31/12/2018
By November 30, 2018, the NOIP has received 98,347 applications of all kinds (up 5.5% compared with the same period in 2017), of which were 57,939 applications for IP rights registration (up 8.2% compared with 2017); the patent applications for invention and utility solution increased by 16.9% and 55.6%, respectively.
The decision refusing to protect the trademark KENWOOD under Intl’ app.no.876696 is being reviewed

The decision refusing to protect the trademark KENWOOD under Intl’ app.no.876696 is being reviewed

19/12/2018
Intl’ application no.876696 KENWOOD for products of Classes 07, 09 and 11 of De Longhi Benelux SA (Luxembourg) was refused to protect by the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) on the ground that the applied-for mark is confusingly similar to prior marks...
EU report: 63% of counterfeit customs seizures are small parcels

EU report: 63% of counterfeit customs seizures are small parcels

18/12/2018
“Small parcel shipments sent via post or courier services are harder for customs officials to track and seize. We hope that these findings will be of use to policy makers as they devise methods to combat counterfeiting”  
Proposals to support patent registration

Proposals to support patent registration

18/12/2018
The funding priority will be given to scientific research results, key products, national products, product designs and new plant seedings  
How to improve the quality of human resources on intellectual property?

How to improve the quality of human resources on intellectual property?

17/12/2018
In order to improve the quality of intellectual property human resources, it is necessary first to recognize the role of intellectual property in the development of the country. Next, there’s a need to train lecturers, experts up to university and post-graduate degrees in intellectual property, making intellectual property a subject at ...
Intl. app. no.1101091 SIMONA overcomes refusal of protection in Vietnam

Intl. app. no.1101091 SIMONA overcomes refusal of protection in Vietnam

17/12/2018
International Trademark application  no. 1101091 SIMONA for Class 11 designating Vietnam has been notified by NOIP of temporary refusal of protection...
Enterprises still use

Enterprises still use "pirated" software despite the risk of being criminalized

17/12/2018
Enterprises, generally speaking, tend to abide by the law, using only licensed software to support their operations. However, there are some foreign businesses who are possessing strong financial resources and famous brands still deliberately defy the law of the country  
Vietnamese agricultural products in

Vietnamese agricultural products in "foreign costumes"

14/12/2018
More than 80% of Vietnam's agricultural product exports carrying foreign brands is an unacceptable fact. But there’s still another fact that is much more bitter to digest: many Vietnamese products consumed in domestic markets are also borrowing foreign brands. Why there exists such an awkward situation?  
I.R. no 777272 NRI overcomes the refusal of protection in Vietnam

I.R. no 777272 NRI overcomes the refusal of protection in Vietnam

14/12/2018
The International Trademark No. 777272 NRI in Class 09 & 42 designating Vietnam was accepted to protection...
Sharing experience in patent examination on pharmaceuticals, health and biotechnology

Sharing experience in patent examination on pharmaceuticals, health and biotechnology

14/12/2018
This is a specialized seminar for patent examiners of the two parties to exchange experience, knowledge and skills in search, patent verification in pharmaceuticals, health and biotechnology, as well as updating each other on new developments in the world in these areas