Gregory Glass reports increasing numbers of middle- and upper-class Vietnamese citizens are flocking to brand-name products, eschewing the fake goods they used to buy.
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Trade mark system in Vietnam operates in a similar way to European countries, it protects symbols, colours and other visual devices used to identify a business’ products or services. Trade marks are registered with the NOIP, all applications must be filed by a local IP agent.
The local team provides a full trade mark searching, filing and prosecution service through our associated Vietnamese IP Agency, Sao Bac Dau IP Ltd Co. It also handles a range of enforcement actions against infringers through various administrative enforcement authorities including the Economic Police, the Market Management Bureau and the General Department of Customs, at national and provincial levels.
Patents in Vietnam cover inventions and utility solutions. Application via the NOIP can be a complex process. The local team includes patent attorneys and lawyers who are experienced in all aspects of patent protection and enforcement in Vietnam, and committed to helping you along every step of the way. In addition to patent agency and portfolio management services, they provide a full range of patent commercialisation, enforcement and dispute resolution services.
The local team is experienced in all aspects of industrial design protection and enforcement in Vietnam. They provide design clearance, registration and portfolio management services as well as services relating to design commercialisation and dispute resolution.
They work closely with Rouse's worldwide designs team which is made up of senior and experienced lawyers and experts with a range of technical backgrounds and experience of multi-jurisdictional cases.
International copyright works enjoy protection in Vietnam under the Berne Convention, which Vietnam joined in October 2004. Although Vietnam has a system of copyright registration, registration is not a pre-condition for enforcing the copyright.
The local team in Vietnam includes copyright lawyers who have extensive experience advising and assisting clients in relation to the protection of a wide range of copyright works from computer programmes and films to works of applied art.
They're practical and serve the client well, offering the experience of an international firm.Chambers Asia 2014 - Vietnam