Trademark usage in Vietnam


After registering the mark, the applicant should be noted as below circumstances:

–   If the trademark has not been used in 5 consecutive years in Vietnam, it could be requested to cancel the validity of any third party. Therefore, it is required that the mark as used in actual must be the same with the registered mark.

–    After registering the marks in Vietnam, trademark owners could use the symbol “®” for indicating that their trademarks have been protected in Vietnam. If the using of such symbol could make the customer confusing about the right of the owner, it could be punished according to prevailing regulations.