‘Viet’, ‘Vietnam’ used for trademark registration abroad

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The Government has assigned the Ministry of Science and Technology to license the use of words ‘Viet’ or ‘Vietnam’ for certification and collective trademark registration of Vietnamese products and services abroad, according to recently issued Decree 91.

Vietnamese litchi has been exported to Australia (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnamese litchi has been exported to Australia (Photo: SGGP)

At first, the ministry should license the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to conduct collective trademark registration of Vietnamese rice abroad.
In addition, the Government has tasked the Ministry of Science and Technology to adjust and supplement regulations on the use of national name and other marks for registering geographical indication and trademarks of products and services at relevant legal documents to submit to competent authority.

By LAM NGUYEN - Translated by Hai Mien

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