Over 1,700 American brand names registered in Vietnam

The National Office of Intellectual Property under the Ministry of Science and Technology received more than 1,700 trademark registration applications from American businesses in 2014, announced director of the Research and Education Center of the National Office of Intellectual Property on April 10.

The department saw 1,300 trademark applications of Japanese firms; 900 registration applications of Chinese enterprises; and 800 South Korean applications.

The number of registration of trademarks has increased by 10 percent in recent years, he added.

The National Office of Intellectual Property also received around 4,400 invention registration applications, including Vietnamese people’s submissions accounted for 10 percent of the total number.

Only 3 percent of Vietnamese people have been licensed among the total number of 1,500 Invention Certificates.

By Tran Binh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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