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Up to 80% of businesses not protecting their trademarks and at risk of infringement

Trademarks are signs used to distinguish goods and services of different organizations and individuals. They can be words, images or words combined with images expressed in one or more colors.

Trademark registration is a procedure for organizations and individuals conducting lawful commercial activities to establish ownership over trademarks used for goods they produce or services they provide.

Trademark registration aims to protect the legitimate rights and interests for trademark owners when conducting business, avoiding situations of "stealing", "copying", and "counterfeiting" by competitors, or unhealthy competitions. This is an important procedure, indispensable for individuals and organizations when doing business.

Trademark registration" (*) is also known as: "logo registration", "trademark protection", "exclusive logo registration", "exclusive trademark registration", "exclusive logo",...

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5 Important benefits for businesses when registering trademarks

Establishing
ownership
Asserting trademark ownership on the basis of legal validation through Certificate of Trademark Registration.
Avoiding trademark
infringement
Preventing cases of stealing, counterfeiting, and copying trademarks, causing misleading or confusion in the course of business.
Requesting damage
compensation
Requesting the infringing parties to stop and pay damages for acts causing damage to the owners of protected trademarks.
Conducting
complaints - lawsuits
Establishing a legal ground to oppose the granting of protection titles to parties accidentally or unintentionally causing duplication/ confusion with the rightful owners' trademarks.
Protecting
corporate assets
Contributing to increase the value of enterprises' intellectual property assets in the process of building, developing and transferring businesses.

How your trademark registration application is handled by the NOIP?

Step 1
Application reception
& formal assessment
01 month

Time: About 01 month after submission.

If the application is valid in form, the NOIP shall send a written approval letter.

If the application needs modification, the NOIP shall send a written request for amendment.

Step 2
Public announcement
02 months

Time: About 02 months after submission.

The NOIP publishes the application at the Industrial Property Official Gazette.

Step 3
Content evaluation
09 months

Time: 09 months from public announcement.

If the application is valid in terms of content, the NOIP shall send a written approval to the applicant.

If the application needs modification, the NOIP shall send a written request for modification.

Step 4
Collect fee
to issue protection title

Time: After content evaluation.

The NOIP requires the trademark owner to pay a fee to issue the protection title. The owner pays the fee and waits for the title.

Step 5
Granting protection title
02 months

Time: 02 months from paying issuance fee.

The trademark owner receives a Trademark Registration Certificate after 1 to 1.5 years from the time of filing application.

3 Steps for quick trademark registration at Asoka Law

Contact via

Call hotline: 096 191 4328

Email: consult@asokalaw.vn

Asoka Law's staff will contact you back and advise/ check the trademark for you free of charge

Sign contracts
Asoka Law staff comes directly to the location requested by customers to sign contracts, bringing the complied applications. You only need to sign once.
Receive results
Within 24 hours of signing contracts and providing sufficient documents, Asoka Law will send you the results of applications.

Why authorize Asoka Law to register your trademark?

We check whether your trademark is identical/ similar to others' logos for free, with an accuracy of up to 90%.
Special speedy process: "24 hours & 3 days" only available at Asoka Law: process and fill applications within 24 hours; return documents within 03 days.
Asoka Law is a legitimate lawfirm founded by a 12-year-experience lawyer, assisting and representing clients in dealing with disputes, complaints and lawsuits during the application process.
We closely monitor and timely update applications during 1-1.5 years of review; clients do not need to remember the handling steps of the NOIP.
The authorization fee for Asoka Law is relatively low compared to other law companies the market, and 98% of clients are satified with our excellent services.

3000+ Clients trusting Asoka Law

My company specializes in the production of nutritious drinks, and each product line has its own brand name. Before launching new products, I have always relied on Asoka Law's support in exclusive trademark registration. Services at Asoka Law are very fast and convenient. I don't even need to move out of the office because all the files that I need to sign are delivered by Asoka Law right to my door.                            

Mr. Kien Nguyen

Director of Alba

My company specializes in the production of nutritious drinks, and each product line has its own brand name. Before launching new products, I have always relied on Asoka Law's support in exclusive trademark registration. Services at Asoka Law are very fast and convenient. I don't even need to move out of the office because all the files that I need to sign are delivered by Asoka Law right to my door.                            

Mr. Robert Vu

Director of VM Nutrition

As participating in many companies, from pharmaceutical/medical to media, I pay special attention to intellectual property protection. Asoka Law has always been the law firm helping me with legal procedures, especially services regarding the registration of trademarks, industrial design, and copyrights. I really trust Asoka Law regarding professional skills and service quality. They carry out the tasks very quickly, clearly and wholeheartedly.                            

Mr. Chung Minh

Director of Samaki Power
Mr. Kien Nguyen
Mr. Robert Vu
Mr. Chung Minh

Frequently Asked Questions

DEFINITION

  • What is a trademark?

    A sign (can be words, images or words combined with images expressed in one or more colors) used to distinguish goods and services of different organizations and individuals.

  • What are associated trademarks?

    Associated trademarks are trademarks registered by the same entity, identical or similar to one another, used for products or services of the same type or related.

  • What are group logos?

    Group logos are trademarks used to distinguish goods and services of members of the organizations that own such trademarks with goods and services of other organizations/ individuals.

DURATION

  • How long does it take to protect my trademark?

    It usually takes about 1-1.5 years to apply for a successful trademark protection registration. However, depending on the number of applications submitted and the processing speed of staff at the NOIP, the application can be issued earlier or later than the time mentioned above.

  • It seems that other companies do this faster?

    It is impossible for other parties to do faster, because all representatives to register trademarks only apply on your behalf (therefore are applicants), and the handling agency is the NOIP. Time spent on handling applications depends on the number of records that NOIP's staff must handle, so it might change a little.

  • How long does protection certificate last?

    Protection title is valid for 10 years from the time the application is received. When this period is over, you can extend it.

NEEDED DOCUMENTS

  • What are certified copies?

    Certified copies are photocopied documents that have been sent to authorities such as People's Committee of the commune/ ward or notary offices to be confirmed as true to the original.

  • Documents for company trademark registration

    If you want to register a trademark as a business owner, please provide: (1) - a certified copy of business registration certificate not exceeding 03 months; (2) ID card of the business's legal representative not exceeding 3 months ; (3) - accurate logo design and its meaning explanation/ description (if any).

  • Documents for individual trademark registration

    If you want to register a logo as a personal property, please provide: (1) - a copy of your ID card no more than 3 months; (2) - accurate logo design and meaning explanation / logo description (if any).

HANDLING PROCESS

  • Application handling process in Ho Chi Minh City?

    Following is the process of how Asoka Law handle records for customers in Ho Chi Minh City. Step 1: Logo Checking Customers send logos via email consult@asokalaw.vn, and Asoka will check within 30 minutes. If the logo is eligible for registration, we will notify and send the Contract to customers. The two parties sign contracts, transfer fees and necessary documents. Step 2: Prepare applications Asoka Law draft applications and send specialists to clients' offices/ places of request to sign and receive applications. The applications are submitted to the National Office of Intellectual Property within 24 hours from the time the customer signs. Step 3: Hand over the applications Asoka Law sends the registered applications back to the customers together with handover minutes. Asoka Law is responsible for monitoring the records and handling problems arising until customers receive the Certificate of Trademark Registration.

  • Application handling process outside Ho Chi Minh City?

    Following is the process of how Asoka Law handle records for customers not in Ho Chi Minh City: Step 1: Logo Checking Customers send logos via email consult@asokalaw.vn, and Asoka will check within 30 minutes. If the logo is eligible for registration, we will notify and send Contracts to customers. The two parties sign contracts, transfer fees and necessary documents. Step 2: Prepare applications Asoka Law draft applications/ instruct customers to sign the applications. Customers print applications and sign as instructed, after that deliver applications and contracts to the address of Asoka Law. The applications will be submitted to the National Office of Intellectual Property within 24 hours from the time Asoka receive them. Step 3: Hand over the applications Asoka Law sends the registered applications back to the customers together with handover minutes. Asoka Law is responsible for monitoring the records and handling problems arising until customers receive the Certificate of Trademark Registration.

  • Application handling process at the National Office of Intellectual Property?

    Trademark registration applications are processed at the National Office of Intellectual Property in the following order: Step 1: Form Verification: Assessing the validity of application according to the requirements about form, excluded objects, and the right to apply... from which to decide whether the applications are valid or invalid. Evaluation time is 1 month from the filing date. Step 2: Publication of valid applications: Trademark applications accepted as valid are published in the Industrial Property Gazette within 2 months from the date of being accepted as a valid. The publications are information related to valid applications stated in notices on acceptance of valid applications, trademark samples and lists of accompanied goods and services. Step 3: Content evalulation Valid applications recognized as valid shall be evaluated in terms of content to assess the possibility of granting a Trademark Registration Certificate to the object stated in the applications under protection conditions. The time limit for evaluating trademark application contents is 9 months from the date of publishing of the applications.

TRADEMARK CHECKING

  • Where to check logos on my own?

    You can check whether your trademark has been registered before, or whether it is similar/ causes confusions with other parties at the Intellectual Property Department's Digital Library of Industrial Property by the following link: http://iplib.noip.gov.vn/WebUI/WLogin.php

  • How to know if a logo is eligible for registration?

    To know whether your logo is eligible for exclusive logo registration, you need to determine: 1. Is your logo truly a logo (a sign made of words, images or words associated with images, expressed in one or more colors)? 2. Is your logo able to differentiate its goods and services from other businesses' goods and services of the same type? If the anwers to the above questions are yes, you can register your logo for protection.

  • Does Asoka Law offer free logo checking?

    Asoka Law will assist customers to check whether their logos are eligible for exclusive registration, and offer free preliminary advice. (Usually logo checkup will cost a fee on the market, with different prices).

PAYMENT METHODS

  • Can I pay in cash?

    Yes. Asoka Law accepts payment in cash for clients in Ho Chi Minh City. For clients wishing to pay for services in cash, please ask Asoka Law staff to show Payment Note signed and sealed by Asoka Law's legal representative. We will assign staff to collect money at the location required by customers.

  • Can I pay via bank transfer?

    Asoka Law accepts bank transfer for payment. For individuals who require invoices for service, please transfer the Contract value to the following account number: · Account number: 210571109 · Account holder: Duong Nu Cam Tam · Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (ACB) - Nguyen Van Troi branch

  • Payment methods for businesses?

    For businesses that require VAT invoices for the service package, please transfer the contract value to the following account number: · Account number: 15087968 · Account holder's name: Asoka Law Co., Ltd. · Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (ACB) - HCMC branch, An Phu Transaction Office;

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