Subject matters not protected as geographical indications

Subject matters not protected as geographical indications
April 03 08:19 2014

According to the Article  80, there are some subject matters shall not be protected as geographical indications, includes:

1. Names or indications which have become generic names of goods in Vietnam;

2. Geographical indications of foreign countries where they are not or no longer protected or no

longer used;

3. Geographical indications identical with or similar to a protected mark, where the use of such

geographical indications is likely to cause a confusion as to the origin of products;

4. Geographical indications which mislead consumers as to the true geographical origin of products

bearing such geographical indications.

 

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