When do clients need to carry out the procedures for renewal of trademark registration in Vietnam?

Under Circular No 01/2007/TT-BKHCN (Article 20.4.b), Clients should note the following provisions when renewing trademark registration:

Pursuant to Circular 01/2007 / TT-BKHCN – Article 20, Clause 20.4. item b. Amendment, changing of protection title holder, narrowing of the scope of protection, maintenance, and extension of validity of a protection title must note the renewal of trademark registration in Vietnam as follows:

– Within 06 months prior to the expiration date, the Certificate holder must submit an extension request to the NOIP.
The Certificate holder can renew it late, but the deadline for renewing is not more than 06 months from the date of expiration of the protection term. In this case, in addition to having to pay the renewal fee, the Certificate holder has to pay a late renewal fee (10% of the renewal fee for each late month). Therefore, trademark owners should pay attention when renewing the trademark registration on time to avoid the expiration of the trademark protection title, affecting production and business activities.

Pilot Program on Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) betweenVietnam and Japan will be continued until 2022

After completion of Phase 1 of the PPH Pilot Program (April 01, 2016- March 31, 2019), the Intellectual Property Office of Viet Nam (the IP Viet Nam) and the Japan Patent Office (JPO) will continue the 3-year Phase 2 of the Program which begins on April 01, 2019 and ends on March 31, 2022 .
Under the Phase 2, the IP Viet Nam will receive 200 PPH requests per year for JPO-derived applications meeting conditions specified in the Guidance on Procedures to file a PPH request to the IP Viet Nam, of which up to 100 requests are accepted from April 1 to September 30 of each year, and the remainder are accepted from October 1 to March 31 of the following calendar year.

In contrast, the JPO will receive an unlimited number of PPH requests for applications derived from the IP Viet Nam and meeting conditions specified in the Guidance on Procedures to file a PPH request to the JPO.

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NLD needs to seize the moment, analysts say

NLD members gather during the party’s nationwide congress past year. Nyan Zay Htet/The Myanmar Times

The government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) is half-way through its five-year term and there is a big question on whether the NLD and its leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are on the right track amidst a humanitarian crisis in northern Rakhine, the moribund peace process, the sluggish economy and what some perceive as failure to uphold free speech and the rule of law.

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