The current statistics by the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam has showed that only 10 percent of outstanding Vietnamese farm produce have registered for trade mark protection.
Accordingly, among 1,000 Vietnamese farm produce, only 59 collective marks, twelve certification marks and 24 geographical indications were registered. However, the trade mark protection for these products is merely valid nationwide but internationally. Thus, foreign companies can easily steal Vietnamese farm produce’s trademark.
The Office, hence, has recommended that well-known Vietnamese farm produce should register trade mark to prevent any dispute in the time ahead.