Refuse to accept the valid application in Vietnam

Refuse to accept the valid application in Vietnam
April 02 07:41 2014 Print This Article

The refusal  accept the valid application of trademark registration is realized as follows:

If the applicant to whom the NOIP has sent a notice on its intended refusal of the application fails to correct errors or unsatisfactorily corrects errors or makes no opposition or makes unreasonable opposition to the intended rejection within the set time limit, the NOIP shall send a notice on its refusal of the application and, upon the applicant’s request, refund the paid fees and charges for jobs to be done after the formality examination.

Applicants and all organizations and individuals having rights and interests directly related to decision may lodge a complaint with the Director General of NOIP or initiate a lawsuit at court if they disagree with the decision within 90 days from the date the person having the right to complaint receives the notice.

Within 10 days from the date of receipt of a complaint about the notice of refusal, NOIP shall issue a notice of acceptance or rejection of such complaint, clearly stating the reason(s) for rejection.

Upon the expiration of the time limit for settlement of the complaint about the decision or notice concerning the application for mark registration (the 1st complaints) by the NOIP, if the complaint is not settled or the complainant disagree with complaint-settling decisions of the NOIP, the complainant or person having rights and interests directly related to those decision may further lodge their complaints (the 2nd complaints) to the Minister of Science and Technology or initiate a lawsuit at court within 30 days from the date of expiration of the time limit for settlement of the 1st complaint if by that date the 1st complaint is not settled, or from the date the person having the right to complaint receives or knows about the decision on settlement of the 1st complaint. Upon the expiration of the time limit for settlement of the 2nd complaint above or if the complainant disagree with complaint-settling decisions of the Minister of Science and Technology, such complainant or person may initiate a lawsuit at court.

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