Vietnam Trademark Introduction

Vietnam Trademark Introduction
June 22 11:51 2015

Trade marks are eligible for protection under Vietnamese law provided that these are visible signs in the form of letters, words, drawings or images including holograms, or a combination of these, represented in one or more colours.

In Vietnam three-dimensional signs (shapes) can be registered as trade marks, but trade marks based on sound and smell are not recognised.

The law also provides a number of circumstances under which a mark is not eligible for protection.

Vietnam is an official member of the Madrid Protocol and party to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.