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December 21, 2015

Joint INTA and MOST Seminar on Protecting Well-Known Trademarks in Vietnam

International Trademark Association and Ministry of Science and Technology

The International Trademark Association (INTA) and Vietnam’s Inspectorate of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) recently hosted a seminar on “The Protection of Famous and Well-Known Trademarks – The Actual Situation and Toward Solutions” in Hanoi. The seminar also served to launch the Well-Known Trademarks Project, an INTA-MOST project meant to build links for cooperation between government and the private sectors.

Thomas J. Treutler, partner and managing director of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam offices, who serves as chair of the INTA East Asia & Pacific Famous and Well-Known Trademarks Subcommittee and Project Task-Force Lead of the Well-Known Trademarks Project, attended the seminar and discussed three main topics with representatives of the National Office of Intellectual Property and other stakeholders:

  • Obstacles in the protection and enforcement of well-known trademarks.
  • Sharing of experiences in protection and enforcement related to well-known trademarks.
  • Solutions to improve the legal system and reduce obstacles in the protection and enforcement of well-known trademarks.

During the seminar, Thomas noted: “It is expected that Vietnam will amend its IP Law in 2017, so this joint INTA-MOST project is a well-timed opportunity to refine the law to better protect well-known trademarks.”

If you would like to learn more about this seminar, please visit the INTA website.