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“SHINE SPA”  successfully appealed to be accepted for registration

“SHINE SPA” successfully appealed to be accepted for registration

29/06/2019
Applied-for mark “SHINE SPA”  of application No. 4-2009-20520 for goods/services in Class 04.Cosmetics and Class 44.Beauty and hygiene care services; massage service; mineral health care service (spa services) was rejected for registration on the ground that the sign is indistinctive and descriptive...
MOIT Minister asked for clarification on “Asanzo” case.

MOIT Minister asked for clarification on “Asanzo” case.

26/06/2019
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh had directed all relevant units in the Ministry to conduct a specific investigation of the case of Asanzo suspected selling imported Chinese products under guise of  Vietnamese goods.

"MHT Marine Hydrotec, device" successfully appealed to be accepted for registration

24/06/2019
Applied-for mark “MHT Marine Hydrotec, device” of application No. 4-2010-27834 for goods/services in Class 07 and 12 was rejected for registration on the ground that the word element  “Marine Hydrotec” is confusingly similar to the cited mark "HYDROTEC"...
Vietnam’s IP Law Amended to comply with CPTPP

Vietnam’s IP Law Amended to comply with CPTPP

20/06/2019
Draft Law amending and supplementing the Law on Insurance Business and the Law on Intellectual Property was passed with 100% votes...
Protection of  “V-CUBE

Protection of “V-CUBE" as a whole, no protection for "V" when standing alone

17/06/2019
Applied-for mark "V-CUBE" under Internatinal application No.1055891 of  V-cube, Inc., (Japan), registered for Classes 09 and 42 has been temporarily rejected by the NOIP on the ground that the applied-for mark is confusingly similar to the prior/cited trademark "G-CUBE 3 be yourself ... inspire others, device"...
“KINGSTON RESIDENCE” is accepted for registration in its entirety for products/services in Class 36.

“KINGSTON RESIDENCE” is accepted for registration in its entirety for products/services in Class 36.

13/06/2019
“KINGSTON RESIDENCE” is accepted for registration in its entirely for products/services in Class 36. Buying and selling houses, leasing apartments, leasing offices...
Vietnam says that China is mislabeling products as Vietnamese to avoid U.S. tariffs

Vietnam says that China is mislabeling products as Vietnamese to avoid U.S. tariffs

13/06/2019
WASHINGTON – Vietnamese officials say China is intentionally mislabeling its products as "made in Vietnam" to avoid American tariffs...
Pilot implementation of  Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program between NOIP and KIPO

Pilot implementation of Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program between NOIP and KIPO

11/06/2019
The National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) and the Korea Intellectual Property Agency (KIPO) agreed to implement the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program  for patent applications in 02 years from June 1, 2019 to 31 / 5/2021.
Conference on evaluating activities of collective representation of copyright and related rights in Vietnam

Conference on evaluating activities of collective representation of copyright and related rights in Vietnam

04/06/2019
In the implementation of the 2019 working program, the Copyright Office of Vietnam (COV) held a conference to assess the activities of collective representation of copyright and related rights on 23 and 24/5/2019 in Hanoi.

"anvil, figure" of Intl’ Registration No.1190344 designating Vietnam is accepted to registration.

03/06/2019
Notice No.2014/03 HBN17 dated January 22, 2015 of NOIP that temporarily rejected to register the mark "anvil, figure" was appealed by the applicant.

"Multi-K" for Class 01. Fertilizers is accepted for registration in its entirety

28/05/2019
Applied-for mark "Multi-K" of application No. 4-2009-18583 for Class 01. Fertilizer, under the name of Haifa Chemicals Ltd. (Israel) was rejected registration by the NOIP on the ground that the applied-for mark is descriptive...
Amendments to Intellectual Property Law to be passed in May 2019

Amendments to Intellectual Property Law to be passed in May 2019

27/05/2019
Recently, in April 2019, the National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC) of  Vietnam has issued Resolution 684 to add the draft law revising the insurance and intellectual property laws into the 2019 law- and ordinance-making program.