Subject matters not protected as geographical indications


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.